OLIVIER AWARDS 2008

Awards announced: 9 March 2008

Best new play A Disappearing Number, Simon McBurney

Best new comedy Rafta Rafta, Ayub Khan-Din

Best revival St Joan

Best new musical Hairspray

Best musical revival The Magic Flute

Best director Rupert Goold, Macbeth

Outstanding achievement in an affiliate theatre Gone Too Far, Royal Court

Best actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, Othello

Best actress Kristin Scott Thomas, The Seagull

Best supporting player Rory Kinnear, The Man of Mode

Best newcomer in a play Tom Hiddleston, Cymbeline

Best actor in a musical Michael Ball, Hairspray

Best actress in a musical Leanne Jones, Hairspray

Best supporting performance in a musical Tracie Bennett, Hairspray

Best new dance production Jewels, Royal Ballet

Outstanding achievement in dance Royal Ballet company for Jewels

Best new opera Pellás and Mélisande, Royal Opera

Outstanding achievement in opera Natalie Dessay, La Fille du Régiment

Special award Andrew Lloyd Webber