Olivier Awards 2022

Olivier Awards 2022 – Full list of winners; Cabaret, Life of Pi big winners at Olivier Awards

Winners of the 2022 Olivier Awards have been announced at a ceremony tonight, Sunday 10 April 2022, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Cabaret and Life Of Pi were the big winners of the night. Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club / Playhouse Theatre won a total of 7 awards – the most of the evening and rivalling Hamilton and Matilda The Musical for scooping the most awards won by a single musical production. Wins included best musical revival, best director for Rebecca Frecknall, best actress and actor for Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne, and best supporting actress and actor for a musical for Liza Sadovy and Elliot Levey.

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Olivier Award winners Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne. Photo: Pamela Raith / Olivier Awards

Life Of Pi at the Wyndham’s Theatre picked up 5 Olivier Awards including best new play, and best actor for Hiran Abeysekera.

Other musicals winners included Back to the Future at the Adelphi Theatre which scooped best new musical; Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre, which Kathleen Marshall won for best choreography; Catherine Zuber won for best costume for Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre; and Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical  at the Lyric Theatre picked up the award for best original score or new orchestrations for Simon Hale.

Shows that missed out on awards on the night despite nominations included Cinderella, Frozen The Musical, and The Drifters Girl.

See below for all winners of the 2022 Olivier Awards, plus our Awards scorecard of winners and losers.

Other plays celebrated at the awards included The Normal Heart at the National Theatre, for which disabled actress Liz Carr won for best actress in a supporting role; Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort Of), which was at the Criterion Theatre, won best entertainment or comedy play; and Constellations at the Donmar Warehouse and the Vaudeville Theatre won two awards, for best revival and Sheila Atim won best actress.

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Moulin Rouge! at the Olivier Awards 2022. Photo: Christie Goodwin / Olivier Awards

The ceremony was an emotional tribute to the years of theatre shutdowns and the resilience of theatre people and audiences through Covid. The event was hosted by Jason Manford, with an audience of 5,000 in the Albert Hall and millions at home, watching on ITV, and listening on Magic Radio.

Tributes during the evening included to the war in Ukraine; and Maria Friedman celebrated the life of Stephen Sondheim, with swings from across the West End performing Sondheim’s “Our Time” from Merrily We Roll Along.

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Anything Goes at Olivier Awards 2022. Photo: Christie Goodwin / Olivier Awards

On the night were performances from all of the best new musical nominees including Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Cabaret, Anything Goes and Back to the Future. Stars and presenters at the awards included Emma Corrin, Lily Allen, Oti Mabuse and Hannah Waddingham.

Ahead of the ceremony, 5 awards had already been announced: the Special Recognition Awards, which were presented to the winners by the Duchess of Cornwall.

Also check out what we know so far about the Olivier Awards, including how to watch and listen at home, and see more news about the Olivier Awards here.

Olivier Awards 2022 – Show Scorecard

Olivier Award nominated showNominationsAwards won
Cabaret (Kit Kat Club / Playhouse Theatre)117
Life Of Pi (Wyndham’s Theatre)95
Anything Goes (Barbican Theatre)91
Back To The Future – The Musical (Adelphi Theatre)71
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre)51
The Normal Heart (National Theatre)51
Frozen The Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane)40
Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical (Lyric Theatre)41
Constellations (Donmar Warehouse & Vaudeville Theatre)42
2:22 A Ghost Story (Criterion Theatre)30
Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort Of) (Criterion Theatre)31
Best of Enemies (Young Vic)20
The Drifters Girl (Garrick Theatre)20
The Tragedy Of Macbeth (Almeida Theatre)20

Olivier Awards 2022 – Winners and Nominees

Special Recognition Award

  • Lisa Burger – WINNER
  • Bob King – WINNER
  • Gloria Louis – WINNER
  • Susie Sainsbury – WINNER
  • Sylvia Young – WINNER

Best Entertainment or Comedy Play (Noël Coward/Geoffrey Johnson Award)

  • The Choir Of Man at Arts Theatre
  • Pantoland At The Palladium at The London Palladium
  • Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of) at Criterion Theatre – WINNER
  • The Shark Is Broken at Ambassadors Theatre

Best New Dance Production

  • Draw From Within by Rambert Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells
  • Revisor by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young / Kidd Pivot at Sadler’s Wells – WINNER
  • Transverse Orientation by Dance Umbrella and Sadler’s Wells at Sadler’s Wells

Outstanding Achievement In Dance

  • Acosta Danza for De Punta A Cabo in 100% Cuban at Sadler’s Wells
  • Dancers for NDT2 Tour at Sadler’s Wells
  • Arielle Smith for her choreography of Jolly Folly in Reunion by English National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells – WINNER
  • Edward Watson for his performance in The Dante Project at Royal Opera House

Best Director (Sir Peter Hall Award)

  • Rebecca Frecknall for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre – WINNER
  • Michael Longhurst for Constellations – Donmar Warehouse at Vaudeville Theatre
  • Kathleen Marshall for Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre
  • Max Webster for Life Of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre

Best Family Show

  • Billionaire Boy at Garrick Theatre
  • Dragons And Mythical Beasts at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
  • What The Ladybird Heard at Palace Theatre
  • Wolf Witch Giant Fairy at Royal Opera House – Linbury Theatre – WINNER

Best Set Design (Blue-I Theatre Technology Award)

  • Tim Hatley for Design and Nick Barnes & Finn Caldwell for Puppets for Life Of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre – WINNER
  • Tim Hatley for Design and Finn Ross for Video Design for Back To The Future – The Musical at Adelphi Theatre
  • Derek McLane for Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Piccadilly Theatre
  • Tom Scutt for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

Best Costume Design

  • Jon Morrell for Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre
  • Christopher Oram for Frozen at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • Tom Scutt for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre
  • Catherine Zuber for Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Piccadilly Theatre – WINNER

Best Revival (sponsored by Cunard)

  • A Number at The Old Vic
  • Constellations – Donmar Warehouse at Vaudeville Theatre – WINNER
  • The Normal Heart at National Theatre – Olivier
  • The Tragedy Of Macbeth at Almeida Theatre

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • 7 actors who play the Tiger for Life Of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre (Fred Davis, Daisy Franks, Romina Hytten, Tom Larkin, Habib Nasib Nader, Tom Stacy and Scarlet Wilderink) – WINNER
  • Dino Fetscher for The Normal Heart at National Theatre – Olivier
  • Nathaniel Parker for The Mirror And The Light at Gielgud Theatre
  • Danny Lee Wynter for The Normal Heart at National Theatre – Olivier

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Tori Burgess for Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort Of) at Criterion Theatre
  • Liz Carr for The Normal Heart at National Theatre – Olivier – WINNER
  • Christina Gordon for Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort Of) at Criterion Theatre
  • Akiya Henry for The Tragedy Of Macbeth at Almeida Theatre

Best Actress

  • Lily Allen for 2:22 A Ghost Story at Noël Coward Theatre
  • Sheila Atim for Constellations – Donmar Warehouse at Vaudeville Theatre – WINNER
  • Emma Corrin for Anna X at Harold Pinter Theatre
  • Cush Jumbo for Hamlet at Young Vic

Best Actor

  • Hiran Abeysekera for Life Of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre – WINNER
  • Ben Daniels for The Normal Heart at National Theatre – Olivier
  • Omari Douglas for Constellations – Donmar Warehouse at Vaudeville Theatre
  • Charles Edwards for Best Of Enemies at Young Vic

Best New Play

  • 2:22 A Ghost Story at Noël Coward Theatre
  • Best Of Enemies at Young Vic
  • Cruise at Duchess Theatre
  • Life Of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre – WINNER

Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre

  • 10 Nights at Bush Theatre
  • Folk at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
  • The Invisible Hand at Kiln Theatre
  • Old Bridge at Bush Theatre – WINNER
  • A Place For We at Park Theatre

Best New Opera Production

  • Bajazet at Royal Opera House – Linbury Theatre
  • The Cunning Little Vixen by English National Opera at London Coliseum
  • Jenůfa at Royal Opera House – WINNER
  • Theodora at Royal Opera House

Outstanding Achievement In Opera

  • Christine Rice for her performance in 4/4 at Royal Opera House
  • takis for set and costume design of HMS Pinafore by English National Opera at London Coliseum
  • Peter Whelan and the Irish Baroque Orchestra for Bajazet at Royal Opera House – Linbury Theatre – WINNER

Best Lighting Design (White Light Award)

  • Neil Austin for Frozen at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • Isabella Byrd for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre
  • Tim Lutkin for Back To The Future – The Musical at Adelphi Theatre
  • Tim Lutkin and Andrzej Goulding for Life Of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre – WINNER

Best Sound Design (d&b audiotechnik Award)

  • Ian Dickinson for 2:22 A Ghost Story at Noël Coward Theatre
  • Carolyn Downing for Life Of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre
  • Nick Lidster for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre – WINNER
  • Gareth Owen for Back To The Future – The Musical at Adelphi Theatre

Best Original Score or New Orchestrations

  • Anything Goes – New Orchestrations: Bill Elliott, David Chase and Rob Fisher at Barbican Theatre
  • Back To The Future – The Musical – Composers: Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard; Orchestrations: Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook at Adelphi Theatre
  • Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical – Orchestrator: Simon Hale at Lyric Theatre – WINNER
  • Life Of Pi – Composer: Andrew T. Mackay at Wyndham’s Theatre

Best Theatre Choreographer

  • Finn Caldwell for Life Of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre
  • Julia Cheng for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre
  • Kathleen Marshall for Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre – WINNER
  • Sonya Tayeh for Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Piccadilly Theatre

Best Musical Revival (sponsored by Magic Radio)

  • Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre
  • Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre – WINNER
  • Spring Awakening at Almeida Theatre

Best Actor In A Supporting Role In A Musical

  • Clive Carter for Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Piccadilly Theatre
  • Hugh Coles for Back To The Future – The Musical at Adelphi Theatre
  • Elliot Levey for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre – WINNER
  • Gary Wilmot for Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre

Best Actress In A Supporting Role In A Musical

  • Gabrielle Brooks for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical at Lyric Theatre
  • Victoria Hamilton-Barritt for Cinderella at Gillian Lynne Theatre
  • Carly Mercedes Dyer for Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre
  • Liza Sadovy for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre – WINNER

Best Actress In A Musical

  • Jessie Buckley for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre – WINNER
  • Sutton Foster for Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre
  • Beverley Knight for The Drifters Girl at Garrick Theatre
  • Stephanie McKeon for Frozen at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Best Actor In A Musical

  • Olly Dobson for Back To The Future – The Musical at Adelphi Theatre
  • Arinzé Kene for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical at Lyric Theatre
  • Robert Lindsay for Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre
  • Eddie Redmayne for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre – WINNER

Best New Musical (sponsored by Mastercard)

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