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Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS

The event was held last night, Sunday, April 10th, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The winners have been unveiled for this year's Olivier Awards with Mastercard, British theatre's biggest night, which took place this evening (Sunday 10 April) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, hosted by Jason Manford.

The biggest winner of the night was Cabaret, a revival of the 1966 Kander and Ebb musical which has transformed the West End's Playhouse Theatre into the 'Kit Kat Club' to critical acclaim. The show won seven of the eleven categories it was nominated in, including the Magic Radio Best Musical Revival. Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as the Emcee and Best Actress in a Musical went to Jessie Buckley as Sally Bowles, with Liza Sadovy and Elliot Levey awarded in the supporting categories for their roles as Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz. Rebecca Frecknall was crowned Best Director, and Nick Lidster won the d&b audiotechnik Award for Best Sound Design.

With five wins (including Best New Play) is Life Of Pi, Lolita Chakrabarti's stage adaptation of the bestselling novel which began life in Sheffield in 2019 and is currently playing at the Wyndham's Theatre. Hiran Abeysekera won Best Actor for his central performance as Pi, and - in an historic first for the Olivier Awards - the seven performers who play 'Richard Parker', the puppet tiger - Fred Davis, Daisy Franks, Romina Hytten, Tom Larkin, Habib Nasib Nader, Tom Stacy and Scarlet Wilderink - were collectively awarded Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The production also picked up awards for set and lighting design.

Sheila Atim was named Best Actress for her role in Constellations, a Donmar Warehouse production of Nick Payne's play which ran at the Vaudeville Theatre starring four rotating casts. Constellations also won in the Cunard Best Revival category.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role was won by Liz Carr, who played Dr Emma Brookner (based on a real-life US physician who was among the first to recognise the 1980s AIDs epidemic) in a revival of Larry Kramer's play The Normal Heart at The National Theatre.

The coveted Mastercard Best New Musical award was given to Back To The Future - The Musical, a new stage adaptation of the hit 1985 sci-fi film currently playing at the Adelphi Theatre. The Noël Coward/Geoffrey Johnson Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play went to Pride And Prejudice* (*sort of), a comedic, all-female retelling of the Jane Austen classic first seen in Glasgow. Wolf Witch Giant Fairy, a family-friendly 'folk opera' collaboration between the Royal Opera and Little Bulb, won Best Family Show.

Elsewhere, renowned Broadway costume designer Catherine Zuber was awarded Best Costume Design for her work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Kathleen Marshall won Best Theatre Choreography for Anything Goes (which she also directed) and Simon Hale received the award for Best Original Score or New Orchestrations for Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical.

The star-studded Olivier Awards ceremony featured performances from all nine nominated musicals; Anything Goes, Back To The Future - The Musical, Cabaret, The Drifters Girl, Frozen, Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, Moulin Rouge! The Musical and Spring Awakening - plus a performance from Life Of Pi.

The show culminated in a special musical tribute to legendary theatre composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who died last year aged 91. This was performed by a group of swings and understudies from tonight's performing companies (in recognition of all that the swings, understudies, standbys, and alternates of the West End have done to keep our theatres open) along with the next generation in the form of a choir from performing arts school ArtsEd.

The Olivier Awards continues its partnership with ITV, which broadcasts the ceremony tonight at 10:15pm (available to watch afterwards on the ITV Hub). The full ceremony was also broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall on Magic Radio. Outside the UK, the Olivier Awards will stream around the world tonight at 10:15pm UK time (5:15pm EST) on YouTube.

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Take an inside look at the 2022 Olivier Awards below!

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Richard Parker the Tiger from Life of Pi opening the Green Carpet for the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Amy Lennox performing as Sally Bowles in Cabaret at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Christie Goodwin.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Anne-Marie Duff at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Beverley Knight and the cast of The Drifters Girl performing at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Christie Goodwin.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Beverley Knight on the Green Carpet at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Clive Carter and the cast of Moulin Rouge! The Musical performing at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Christie Goodwin.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Eddie Redmayne on the Green Carpet at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Emma Corrin on the Green Carpet at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Fiona Shaw on the Green Carpet at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Giles Terera, Isobel Mcarthur, and Cassidy Janson on the Green Carpet at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Gareth Cattermole for Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Hiran Abeysekera, Olivier Award Best Actor Winner for Life of Pi. Photo Credits: Gareth Cattermole for Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Isobel Mcarthur, creator and director of Pride and Prejudice (Sort Of) with her Olivier Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play. Photo Credits: Gareth Cattermole for Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Jason Manford hosting the 2022 Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Christie Goodwin.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Jason Manford hosting the 2022 Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Christie Goodwin.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne on the Green Carpet at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Keala Settle takes the Green Carpet at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Kerry Ellis and the cast of Anything Goes perform at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Christie Goodwin.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Lennie James and Paapa Essiedu on the Green Carpet at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Lily Allen on the Green Carpet at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Liz Carr, winner of Best Actress in a Supporting Role, on the Green Carpet at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Gareth Cattermole for Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Monica Dolan on the Green Carpet at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Gareth Cattermole for Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Presenter Noma Dumezweni with Lolita Chakrabarti (writer of Best New Play Olivier Award winner Life of Pi). Photo Credits: Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Rebecca Frecknall, winner of the Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director on the Green Carpet. Photo Credits: Gareth Cattermole for Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Sheila Atim wins Best Actress for her role in Constellations at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Christie Goodwin.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Sheila Atim, Best Actress winner for her role in Constellations, at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Gareth Cattermole for Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
The seven actors who play the Tiger in Life of Pi with their Best Actor in a Supporting Role Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Gareth Cattermole for Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
The cast of Anything Goes performing at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Christie Goodwin.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
The cast of Back to the Future: The Musical perform at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Jeff Spicer for Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
The cast of Frozen performing at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Jeff Spicer for Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
The cast of Life of Pi performing at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Jeff Spicer for Getty.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS
The cast of Spring Awakening perform at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Christie Goodwin.



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