Watch: Olivier Awards 2023 – video highlights, the opening number and more

As the sequins settle on last night’s Olivier Awards extravaganza at the Royal Albert Hall, let’s take stock with some of the video highlights from the night.

You can also take a look at photos from the 2023 Olivier Awards – including the Olivier Awards in pictures, a photo-spread of the Winners in pictures, and More Olivier Awards images including presenters, and winners accepting awards on stage.

The starry night at the Royal Albert Hall saw Ted Lasso star and West End darling Hannah Waddingham lead proceedings, surrounded by a galaxy of West End theatre royalty.

Winners of this year’s Olivier Awards included Paul Mescal, Jodie Comer, Beverley Knight and more, with shows honoured including Standing at the Sky’s Edge, Oklahoma!, A Streetcar Named Desire, and My Neighbour Totoro. Check out the full list of Olivier Awards winners.

The Opening Number

Hannah kicked off the night with a spectacular original number, that was specially written by West End composer Pippa Cleary (The Great British Bake Off Musical), and accompanied by many of the casts of the West End’s biggest musicals, including The Lion King, Moulin Rouge!, Mamma Mia!, The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, Cabaret, and more.

Paul Mescal accepts his Olivier Award

Paul mescal won Best Actor at this year’s Olivier Awards, for his performance in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Standing at the Sky’s Edge perform

The cast of the five-star hit musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge – which is returning to London next year – sang the title song from the show. The musical won Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards

Beverley Knight and the cast of Sister Act perform

Beverley Knight and the cast of Sister Act performed “Raise your Voice” from the hit musical. Beverley won best supporting actress in a musical for her performance in another musical – Sylvia at The Old Vic.

Anjana Vasan accepts her Olivier Award

Anjana won best supporting actress for A Streetcar Named Desire

Oklahoma! cast performs

The cast of Oklahoma! performed a “I Can’t Say No / Oklahoma” medly. The show picked up Best Musical Revival at the Olivier Awards.

Newsies cast performs

Disney’s Newsies also performed a medley at the Olivier Awards, and the show’s choreographer Matt Cole won the award for best theatre choreography.

Watch Highlights

If you are in the UK, you can watch highlights of the Olivier Awards 2023 on ITVX – ITV’s streaming service.

If you are outside of the UK, you can watch the ceremony on YouTube.

Watch the 2022 Olivier Awards

Don’t forget that the entire 2022 Olivier Awards show is also on YouTube – playing here.

📷 Main photo: Olivier Awards 2023 - Opening number. Photo by Christie Goodwin

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