Jude Law in Anna Christie (Photo by Johan Persson)

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Last night the 36th Olivier Awards with Mastercard was held at the Royal Opera House in London. The evening’s celebrations was broadcast on BBC Radio 2, on TV via BBC Red Button from any BBC TV channel. And also for the very first time, the event was streamed live on the Olivier Website. 

The Donmar Warehouse’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie has won the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Revival beating out David Tennant and Catherine Tate’s Much Ado About Nothing.

The bigger winner for the evening was Matilda the Musical, which picked up six award including Best New Musical.  Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller picked up the Best Actor award for Frankenstein.

Below is the list of all winnners.

Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees.  And thank you for a spectacular season.


Mastercard best new play: Collaborators at the Cottesloe

Best revival: Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse

Best entertaiment and family: Derren Brown – Svengali

Best actress: Ruth Wilson for Anna Christie

Best actor: Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller for Frankenstein

Best performance in a supporting role: Sheridan Smith for Flare Path

Best actress in a musical: Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox for the role of Matilda in Matilda the Musical

Best actor in a musical: Bertie Carvel for Matilda the Musical

Best performance in a supporting role in a musical: Nigel Harman for Shrek the Musical

Best new musical: Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge

Best musical revival: Crazy for You at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Best director: Matthew Warchus for Matilda the Musical

Best theatre choreographer: Peter Darling for Matilda the Musical

Best lighting design: Bruno Poet for Frankenstein

XL Video award for best set design: Rob Howell, Matilda the Musical

Best costume design: Crazy for You, designed by Peter McKintosh

Best sound design: Simon Baker for Matilda the Musical

Outstanding achievement in an affiliate theatre: RoadKill – Theatre Royal, Stratford East in association with the Barbican and Traverse Theatre

Best new opera production: English National Opera’s Castor and Pollux

Outstanding achievement in opera: ENO

Outstanding achievement in dance Edward Watson for The Metamorphosis
Best new dance production: Desh by Akram Khan Company

BBC Radio 2 Olivier audience award: Les Misérables




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