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Olivier Awards 2020 Winners Announced

Olivier Awards 2020 Winners Announced

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Despite the current state of the world, the theater industry hasn’t stopped celebrating and awarding worthy productions and performances in 2020. Earlier this month, the Tony’s have announced their nominations with broadcast of their awards scheduled sometime this year. The West End, too, have streamed their biggest awards night.

Unlike the Tony’s, the eligibility period for this year’s Olivier Awards were shows that opened between February 20 2019 to February 18 2020. While the number of eligible shows wasn’t affected for this year’s awards, the ceremony, which is usually held during the second quarter of the year, was rescheduled for October 25th.

This year’s ceremony was hosted by Jason Manford, star of musical Curtains. Seven shows received multiple awards this year, namely: & Juliet, Dear Evan Hansen, and Emilia each winning 3 awards and Death of a Salesman, Leopoldstadt, Mary Poppins, and Present Laughter each winning 2 awards. The musical & Juliet also received the most number of nominations this year (9) when it was announced last March.

You can watch the pre-show and the full awards show on the OfficialLondonTheatre channel on YouTube.

Here’s the list of this year’s winners:

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Lucy Anderson, Dear Evan Hansen
Petula Clark, Mary Poppins
Cassidy Janson, & Juliet – WINNER
Lauren Ward, Dear Evan Hansen

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
David Bedella, & Juliet – WINNER
Stewart Clarke, Fiddler on the Roof
Jack Loxton, Dear Evan Hansen
Rupert Young, Dear Evan Hansen

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Michele Austin, Cyrano de Bergerac
Sophie Thompson, Present Laughter
Indira Varma, Present Laughter – WINNER
Josie Walker, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Arinze Kene, Death of a Salesman
Colin Morgan, All My Sons
Adrian Scarborough, Leopoldstadt – WINNER
Reece Shearsmith, A Very Expensive Poison

Best Actress in a Musical
Audrey Brisson, Amelie
Judy Kuhn, Fiddler on the Roof
Miriam-Teak Lee, & Juliet – WINNER
Zizi Strallen, Mary Poppins

Best Actor in a Musical
Andy Nyman, Fiddler on the Roof
Charlie Stemp, Mary Poppins
Sam Tutty, Dear Evan Hansen – WINNER
Jac Yarrow, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Best Actress
Hayley Atwell, Rosmersholm
Sharon D. Clarke, Death of a Salesman – WINNER
Juliet Stevenson, The Doctor
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Best Actor
Toby Jones, Uncle Vanya
James McAvoy, Cyrano de Bergerac
Wendel Pierce, Death of a Salesman
Andrew Scott, Present Laughter – WINNER

Best New Play
The Doctor by Robert Icke
by Tom Stoppard – WINNER
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Joel Horwood
A Very Expensive Poison by Lucy Prebble

Best Revival
Cyrano de Bergerac – WINNER
Death of a Salesman
Present Laughter

Best Musical Revival
Fiddler on the Roof – WINNER
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Mary Poppins

Best New Musical
& Juliet
Dear Evan Hansen – WINNER

For a full list, you can visit the Oliver Awards official website.


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