Two of musical theatre's biggest worldwide stars Matthew Morrison
and Idina Menzel
will be giving special solo performances at the 2013 Oliviers, while Michael Xavier
will be co-presenting from the BBC Radio 2 Stage in the Covent Garden Piazza.
This year's list of Olivier nominees is as star-studded as ever and theatregoers can see many of them performing currently in the West End, including Helen Mirren
and Richard McCabe
in The Audience, Heather Headley
and Debbie Kurup
in The Bodyguard, Leigh Zimmerman
in A Chorus Line, Luke Treadaway
in The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, Rupert Everett
in The Judas Kiss, James McAvoy
and Kristen Scott Thomas
in Old Times. Billie Piper, Helen McCrory, Imelda Staunton, Hannah Waddingham, Michael Ball, Tom Chambers, Adam Garcia, Mark Rylance
and Will Young
are just a few of the other talented actors and actresses joining the illustrious line-up.