Olivier awards 2022 the full list of winners

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The Olivier awards 2022 - The Full List of Winners

The prestigious Olivier awards will be handed out in London on Sunday. The most awards will go to the play Life of Pi and the musical Cabaret. If you missed the ceremony this year‚ you can check out the full list of winners here. Among the trophies up for grabs this year are best new musical‚ best comedy‚ and best entertainment or drama. If you're planning to attend the ceremony in the future‚ here's what you should know about the winners of the last two years:

Cabaret wins seven trophies

The revival of the hit musical Cabaret‚ which transformed the Playhouse theater in London into a Kit Kat Club‚ has won seven Olivier awards. The award ceremony took place at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night‚ hosted by Jason Manford. The awards ceremony was postponed by a technical problem with Covid‚ which forced the cancellation of the previous two annual ceremonies. An interim pre-recorded ceremony was held in fall 2020. The musical Cabaret won 7 trophies‚ including Best Revival of a Musical‚ Best Director for Rebecca Frecknall‚ and Best Sound Design for Nick Lidster. The cast members‚ including Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley‚ won awards for Best Actor in a Musical and Best Actress for their performances. The ensemble cast of Cabaret also swept the supporting category with the show's cast members Jessie Buckley and Liza Sadovy. Another show‚ Hairspray‚ won three Olivier awards‚ as did Cabaret. The show's cast members‚ including Tracie Bennett‚ Leanne Jones‚ and Michael Ball‚ were nominated in multiple categories. Some of the most successful actors in musicals are Patti LuPone (tied for Best Actress in a Musical) and Sam Rockwell (two times for Best Supporting Actress).

Life of Pi wins five trophies

The theatrical adaptation of Yann Martel's book‚ Life Of Pi‚ won five trophies during the recent Olivier awards ceremony. It won five awards in total‚ including Best New Play and Best Actor for Hiran Abeysekera. The award ceremony also recognized seven performers for their roles as Richard Parker‚ the puppet tiger. The musical Back to the Future - The Musical‚ which will open at the Adelphi Theatre in September 2021‚ also won the best new musical award. The play‚ adapted from Yann Martel's 2001 novel‚ won five trophies‚ including Best New Play‚ Best Actor‚ and Best Supporting Actor. Hiran Abeysekera and Tom Larkin were named Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor‚ respectively. The play also won awards for Best Supporting Actor‚ Daisy Franks‚ and Romina Hytten. Another two trophies were given to other shows‚ such as Cabaret. The show also took home the award for Best Musical Revival. The playwright‚ Kathryn Bigham‚ thanked the original book author and her husband‚ Adrian Lester‚ for their contribution. And‚ a third trophy was given to Back to the Future: The Musical‚ which won for Best Revival. Life of Pi has also won awards for Best New Play and Best Actor. Cabaret won seven awards‚ while Life of Pi received five trophies. The production‚ which turned the Playhouse Theatre into a 1930s Berlin kit-kat club‚ was also nominated for five other awards. Cabaret won best actor and actress for Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley. Despite its modesty‚ Cabaret also won directing and supporting actor trophies.

Back to the Future wins best new musical

There is no doubt that it has been a hit with audiences in the UK‚ and Back to the Future - The Musical has now won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical at the prestigious London theater awards. The musical‚ based on the famous 1985 film‚ features songs by Huey Lewis and the News and Chuck Berry. The cast includes seven performers who all play Richard Parker‚ a puppet tiger‚ and a host of other popular songs. The Olivier awards are one of the highest honors in the West End‚ and this year's ceremony took place at the Royal Albert Hall on April 10. A number of shows performed at the Olivier Awards‚ including the revival of Cabaret with Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley‚ were among the winners‚ including the show's original score. Back to the Future won Best New Musical and Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club won Best Revival. Other winners included Best Actor Eddie Redmayne and actress Jessie Buckley‚ Best Director Rebecca Frecknall‚ and Nick Lidster‚ who won Best Sound Design. Also‚ Get Up‚ Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical won Best Original Score. In other awards‚ Back to the Future won for Best New Musical and Best Revival. It also won for Best Director. Eddie Redmayne‚ who starred as the Emcee at a school production‚ accepted his award on stage. Interestingly‚ he had previously played the Emcee in a musical at the Kit Kat Klub‚ and he was the perfect foil for Sally Buckley's spirited character. In addition to winning Best New Musical‚ Back to the Future also won Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre. It was also named Best New Comedy and Outstanding Achievement in Opera. The latter two awards were won by Peter Whelan and the Irish Baroque Orchestra. For Best New Opera Production‚ the Royal Opera's Jenufa won the Olivier Award. The Olivier awards celebrate the best in the arts‚ and the awards are named for the late actor and director Laurence Olivier.

Pride and Prejudice (Sort Of) wins best entertainment or comedy

In a resounding win for theatre in the UK‚ Pride and Prejudice (Sort of) won the Best Entertainment or Comedy Play prize at the 2022 Olivier Awards. The musical retelling of Jane Austen's iconic novel is a hilarious‚ all-female comedy brimming with sharp wit and romance. The show has already begun a UK tour. In October‚ the cast of The Choir of Man will return to the Arts Theatre for an all-singing mash-up. The award ceremony was also marked by the war in Ukraine. Many of the award winners spoke out in support of the Ukrainian struggle against Russian invasion‚ including mezzo-soprano Kseniia Nikolaieva‚ who sang her country's national anthem. This added poignancy to the award ceremony‚ and it also rewarded the cast and crew of the musical Cabaret for their hard work. Another notable victory was Life of Pi‚ which won five Olivier Awards. It won Best New Play‚ Best Actor‚ Best Director and Best Choreography. It also won Best Musical‚ Best Director‚ Best Choreography‚ Best Comedy‚ and Best Dance. A special tribute to Laurence Olivier‚ the founder of the National Theatre Company‚ was also named Best Entertainment or Comedy at the Olivier awards 2022. The Noel Coward Foundation congratulates all nominees for the Olivier Awards. The Best Entertainment or Comedy Play category is dominated by Life Of Pi and Cabaret - The Kit Kat Club‚ with seven wins in both categories. The Olivier awards are held annually‚ and are the British equivalent of the Tony Awards. It is the highest honour for theatre. The awards also recognized the outstanding work of the past year. The Best New Play‚ The Drifters Girl‚ Back to the Future: The Musical‚ and The Last Unicorn won awards for excellence. Best Actor in a Musical‚ Back to the Future: The Musical‚ and The Last Five Year's Olivier Awards‚ respectively‚ were all well-received shows.