2012 Laurence Oliver Award Winners
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2012 Laurence Oliver Award Winners

London : United Kingdom | Apr 15, 2012 at 4:31 PM PDT
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As the American Theatre prepares for the annual Tony Award nominees announcement, the Oliver Awards presented their annual awards from the Royal Opera House in London on April 15.

This year the Laurence Oliver Awards presented awards to the youngest winners in awards history – the recipients were between the ages of 10 and 12. Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton from “Sweeney Todd” host the 2012 Oliver Awards.

Among the performances during the evening was Queen guitarist who joined the cast of “We Will Rock You” for a performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody”, and musical tributes to lyricist Sir Tim Rice and Royal Ballet Director Dame Monica Mason – who is leaving the company. Other musical performance were cast members of “Matilda the Musical” and “Ghost the Musical.

Winners of the 2012 Oliver Awards…

Best Revival: “Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse”

Best New Play: “Collaborators at the Cottesloe Theatre”

Best Performance in a Supporting Role: Sheridan Smith for her role in “Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket”

Best Costume Design: Peter McKintosh for “Crazy for You”

Best Set Design: Rob Howell for “Matilda the Musical”

Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller for their roles in “Frankenstein”

Best Lighting Design: Bruno Poet for “Frankenstein”

Best Sound Design: Simon Baker for “Matilda the Musical

Outstanding Achievement at an Affiliate Theatre: “Roadkill” at the Theatre Royal Stratford East

Best New Dance Production: the Akram Khn Company for “Desh”

Outstanding Achievement in Dance: Edward Watson for his performance in “The Metamorphosis”

Best Director: Matthew Warchus for “Matilda the Musical”

Best Actress: Ruth Wilson for her role in “Anna Christie at he Donmar Warehouse”

BBC Radio 2 Oliver Audience Award: Les Miserables”

Best Entertainment and Family: Derren Brown for “Svengali”

Best New Opera Production: “Castor and Pollux” by the English National Opera

Outstanding Achievement in Opera: ENO

Best Theatre Choreograher” Peter Darling for “Matilda the Musical”

Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical: Nigel Harman for his role in “Shrek the Musical”

Best Musical Revival: “Crazy for You”

Best Actor in a Musical: Bertie Carvel for his role in “Matilda the Musical”

Best Actress in a Musical: Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely, and Eleanor Worthington Cox for their role of Matilda in “Matilda the Musical”

Best New Musical: “Matilda the Musical”

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Bertie Carvel, who won Best Actor in a Musical award for his role in Matilda, and young cast members from Matilda
Bertie Carvel, who won Best Actor in a Musical award for his role in Matilda, and young cast members from Matilda
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