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Sunset Boulevard has dominated the Olivier Awards, winning seven of its 11 nominations at a star-studded ceremony on Sunday night.

Among the musical’s triumphs were the Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical awards for its leading duo Tom Francis and Nicole Scherzinger, the former Pussycat Doll and Britain’s Got Talent judge.

Best Actor went to former Sherlock and Game Of Thrones actor Mark Gatiss for his role in Jack Thorne’s The Motive And The Cue.

Nicole Scherzinger attending the Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Picture date: Sunday April 14, 2024. Pic: PA
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Nicole Scherzinger. Pic: PA

The drama, set in 1964, follows a Broadway production of Hamlet starring Richard Burton and the fiery backstage interactions between him and director John Gielgud.

Succession star Sarah Snook beat fellow nominee Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker to take home Best Actress for her West End debut performance in The Picture Of Dorian Gray.

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Parker was nominated for her role in comedy Plaza Suite opposite husband Matthew Broderick.

Fleabag actor Andrew Scott missed out on the Best Actor gong but the show he was nominated for, the Anton Chekhov adaptation of Vanya, took home the Cunard Best Revival.

(left to right) Simon Stephens, Rosanna Vize, Andrew Scott and Sam Yates in the press room after being presented with the Best Revival award at the Olivier Awards. Pic: PA
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Simon Stephens, Rosanna Vize, Andrew Scott and Sam Yates. Pic: PA

And last year’s Special Award winner Arlene Phillips returned to accept the Gillian Lynne Award for Best Theatre Choreographer alongside James Cousins for Guys & Dolls at the Bridge Theatre.

Emmy winner and multi-Olivier nominee Hannah Waddingham hosted the awards at The Royal Albert Hall in London and opened the show performing Anything Goes accompanied by singer songwriter Joe Stilgoe and the London Community Gospel Choir.

Other winners were:

Noël Coward Award for Best New Entertainment or Comedy Play

WINNER: Stranger Things: The First Shadow by Kate Trefry at the Phoenix Theatre

Best Family Show

WINNER: Dinosaur World Live by Derek Bond at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Mithridate Award for Best Costume Design

WINNER: Marg Horwell for The Picture Of Dorian Gray at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Best Musical Revival

WINNER: Sunset Boulevard, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics & book by Don Black & Christopher Hampton at the Savoy Theatre

d&b audiotechnik Award for Best Sound Design

WINNER: Adam Fisher for Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy Theatre

Outstanding Musical Contribution

WINNER: Alan Williams for Musical Supervision & Musical Direction for Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy Theatre

Will Close in the press room after being presented with the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award at the Olivier Awards. Pic: PA
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Will Close. Pic: PA

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER: Will Close for Dear England at the National Theatre – Olivier & Prince Edward Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER: Haydn Gwynne for When Winston Went To War With The Wireless at the Donmar Warehouse

Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design

WINNER: Miriam Buether for Set Design & 59 Productions for Video Design for Stranger Things: The First Shadow at the Phoenix Theatre

White Light Award for Best Lighting Design

WINNER: Jack Knowles for Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role In a Musical

WINNER: Amy Trigg for The Little Big Things at @sohoplace

Best Actor in a Supporting Role In a Musical

WINNER: Jak Malone for Operation Mincemeat at the Fortune Theatre

TAIT Award for Best New Opera Production

WINNER: Innocence by the Royal Opera at the Royal Opera House

Outstanding Achievement in Opera

WINNER: Antonio Pappano for his role as Musical Director of the Royal Opera House

Best New Dance Production

WINNER: La Ruta by Gabriela Carrizo, part of Nederlands Dans Theater – NDT 1 at Sadler’s Wells

Outstanding Achievement in Dance

WINNER: Isabela Coracy for her performance in NINA: By Whatever Means, part of Ballet Black: Pioneers at the Barbican Theatre

Unusual Rigging Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre

WINNER: Sleepova by Matilda Feyişayo at the Bush Theatre

Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director

WINNER: Jamie Lloyd for Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy Theatre

The Londoner Award for Best New Play

WINNER: Dear England by James Graham at the National Theatre – Olivier & Prince Edward Theatre



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