Olivier Awards Nominations Are Revealed… But Who Will Win?

Published Wed, 16 March 2022

Nominations for the Olivier Awards 2022 have been announced, and theatreland is aflutter with anticipation of the annual calendar staple, to be hosted at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 10 April.

The ceremony will be presided over by the funny-man turned musical theatre star, Jason Manford.

Leading the pack with the most nominations is Anything Goes, which impressed audiences and critics alike during its season at the Barbican in 2021. The production returns for a strictly limited one-month run back at the Barbican in July of this year. If you missed it last time round, now’s your chance.

Tim Hatley and Tim Lutkin have both been double nominated in their respective categories. Theatres set to be cheering on their productions, include The London Palladium, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Saddler’s Wells and the National Theatre.

The complete round up of nominations is below – how many have you seen?

Cunard Best Revival

A Number (The Old Vic)

Constellations produced by Donmar Warehouse (Vaudeville Theatre)

The Normal Heart (National Theatre)

The Tragedy Of Macbeth (Almeida Theatre)

 

Noël Coward/Geoffrey Johnson Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play

The Choir Of Man (Arts Theatre)

Pantoland At The Palladium (London Palladium)

Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort Of) (Criterion Theatre)

The Shark Is Broken (Ambassadors Theatre)

 

Magic Radio Best Musical Revival

Anything Goes (Barbican)

Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre)

Spring Awakening (Almeida Theatre)

 

Best Costume Design

Jon Morrell for Anything Goes (Barbican)

Christopher Oram for Disney’s Frozen (Theatre Royal Drury Lane)

Tom Scutt for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre)

Catherine Zuber for Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre)

 

 

d&b audiotechnik Award for Best Sound Design

Ian Dickinson for 2:22 A Ghost Story (Noël Coward Theatre)

Carolyn Downing for Life Of Pi (Wyndham's Theatre)

Nick Lidster for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre)

Gareth Owen for Back To The Future - The Musical (Adelphi Theatre)

 

Best Original Score or New Orchestrations

Anything Goes - New Orchestrations: Bill Elliott, David Chase and Rob Fisher (Barbican)

Back To The Future - The Musical - Composers: Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard; Orchestrations: Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook (Adelphi Theatre)

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical - Orchestrator: Simon Hale (Lyric Theatre)

Life Of Pi - Composer: Andrew T. Mackay (Wyndham's Theatre)

 

Best Theatre Choreographer

Finn Caldwell for Life Of Pi (Wyndham's Theatre)

Julia Cheng for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre)

Kathleen Marshall for Anything Goes (Barbican)

Sonya Tayeh for Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre)

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

7 actors who play the Tiger for Life Of Pi (Wyndham's Theatre)

Dino Fetscher for The Normal Heart (National Theatre)

Nathaniel Parker for The Mirror And The Light (Gielgud Theatre)

Danny Lee Wynter for The Normal Heart (National Theatre)

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Tori Burgess for Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort Of) (Criterion Theatre)

Liz Carr for The Normal Heart (National Theatre)

Christina Gordon for Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort Of) (Criterion Theatre)

Akiya Henry for The Tragedy Of Macbeth (Almeida Theatre)

 

Blue-I Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design

Tim Hatley (Design) and Nick Barnes & Finn Caldwell (Puppets) for Life Of Pi (Wyndham's Theatre)

Tim Hatley (Design) and Finn Ross (Video Design) for Back To The Future - The Musical (Adelphi Theatre)

Derek McLane for Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre)

Tom Scutt for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre)

 

White Light Award for Best Lighting Design

Neil Austin for Disney’s Frozen (Theatre Royal Drury Lane)

Isabella Byrd for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre)

Tim Lutkin for Back To The Future - The Musical (Adelphi Theatre)

Tim Lutkin and Andrzej Goulding for Life Of Pi (Wyndham's Theatre)

 

Best Actress In A Supporting Role In A Musical

Gabrielle Brooks for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical (Lyric Theatre)

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt for Cinderella (Gillian Lynne Theatre)

Carly Mercedes Dyer for Anything Goes (Barbican)

Liza Sadovy for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre)

 

Best Actor In A Supporting Role In A Musical

Clive Carter for Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre)

Hugh Coles for Back To The Future - The Musical (Adelphi Theatre)

Elliot Levey for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre)

Gary Wilmot for Anything Goes (Barbican)

 

Outstanding Achievement In Opera

Christine Rice for her performance in 4/4 (Royal Opera House)

takis for set and costume design of HMS Pinafore by English National Opera (London Coliseum)

Peter Whelan and the Irish Baroque Orchestra for Bajazet (Royal Opera House)

 

Best New Opera Production

Bajazet (Royal Opera House)

The Cunning Little Vixen by English National Opera (London Coliseum)

Jenůfa (Royal Opera House)

Theodora (Royal Opera House)

 

Best Actor In A Musical

Olly Dobson for Back To The Future - The Musical (Adelphi Theatre)

Arinzé Kene for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical (Lyric Theatre)

Robert Lindsay for Anything Goes (Barbican)

Eddie Redmayne for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre)

 

Best Actress In A Musical

Jessie Buckley for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre)

Sutton Foster for Anything Goes (Barbican)

Beverley Knight for The Drifters Girl (Garrick Theatre)

Stephanie McKeon for Disney’s Frozen (Theatre Royal Drury Lane)

 

Outstanding Achievement In Dance

Acosta Danza for De Punta A Cabo in 100% Cuban (Sadler’s Wells)

Dancers for NDT2 Tour (Sadler’s Wells)

Arielle Smith for her choreography of Jolly Folly in Reunion by English National Ballet (Sadler’s Wells)

Edward Watson for his performance in The Dante Project (Royal Opera House)

 

Best New Dance Production

Draw From Within by Rambert Dance Company (Sadler’s Wells)

Revisor by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young / Kidd Pivot (Sadler’s Wells)

Transverse Orientation by Dimitris Papaioannou / Dance Umbrella (Sadler’s Wells)

 

Best Actress

Lily Allen for 2:22 A Ghost Story (Noël Coward Theatre)

Sheila Atim for Constellations - Donmar Warehouse (Vaudeville Theatre)

Emma Corrin for Anna X (Harold Pinter Theatre)

Cush Jumbo for Hamlet (Young Vic)

 

Best Actor

Hiran Abeysekera for Life Of Pi (Wyndham's Theatre)

Ben Daniels for The Normal Heart (National Theatre)

Omari Douglas for Constellations - Donmar Warehouse (Vaudeville Theatre)

Charles Edwards for Best Of Enemies (Young Vic)

 

Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director

Rebecca Frecknall for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre)

Michael Longhurst for Constellations - Donmar Warehouse (Vaudeville Theatre)

Kathleen Marshall for Anything Goes (Barbican)

Max Webster for Life Of Pi (Wyndham's Theatre)

 

Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre

10 Nights (Bush Theatre)

Folk (Hampstead Theatre)

The Invisible Hand (Kiln Theatre)

Old Bridge (Bush Theatre)

A Place For We (Park Theatre)

 

Best Family Show

Billionaire Boy (Garrick Theatre)

Dragons And Mythical Beasts (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre)

What The Ladybird Heard (Palace Theatre)

Wolf Witch Giant Fairy (Royal Opera House)

 

Best New Play

2:22 A Ghost Story (Noël Coward Theatre)

Best Of Enemies (Young Vic)

Cruise (Duchess Theatre)

Life Of Pi (Wyndham's Theatre)

 

Mastercard Best New Musical

Back To The Future - The Musical (Adelphi Theatre)

The Drifters Girl (Garrick Theatre)

Disney’s Frozen (Theatre Royal Drury Lane)

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical (Lyric Theatre)

Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre)

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