Olivier Awards 2018, winners list in full: Hamilton sweeps ceremony with seven gongs

Hamilton matched Matilda's 2012 record for the most Olivier Awards won by a musical

Roisin O'Connor
Monday 09 April 2018 08:01
Hamilton sweeps Olivier awards 2018 with seven gongs

The annual Olivier Awards took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday 8 April.

Hamilton undoubtedly dominated the night: the hip hop musical scooped seven gongs out of 13 nominations, matching Matilda's 2012 record for the most Olivier awards won by a musical. It claimed awards including Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, and Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit show about US founding father Alexander Hamilton also took home awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Best Theatre Choreography, Best Sound Design, and Best Lightning Design.

See the winners in full below:

Best actor in a supporting role in a musical

Michael Jibson, Hamilton - WINNER

Ross Noble, Young Frankenstein

Jason Pennycooke, Hamilton

Cleve September, Hamilton

Best actress in a supporting role in a musical

Sheila Atim, Girl from the North Country - WINNER

Tracie Bennett, Follies

Rachel John, Hamilton

Lesley Joseph, Young Frankenstein

Outstanding achievement in music

Hamilton - WINNER

Everybody's Talking About Jamie


Girl from the North Country

Best new dance production

Flight Pattern - WINNER


Grand Finale

Tree of Codes

Outstanding achievement in dance

Francesca Velicu, Le Sacre du Printemps - WINNER

Rocio Molina, Fallen From Heaven

Zenaida Yanowsky, Symphonic Dances

Best entertainment and family

Dick Whittington - WINNER

David Walliams' Gangsta Granny

Derren Brown: Underground

Five Guys Named Moe

Best theatre choreographer

Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton - WINNER

Bill Deamer, Follies

Kate Prince, Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Randy Skinner, 42nd Street

Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris

Best musical revival

Follies - WINNER

42nd Street

On the Town

Best actor in a musical

Giles Terera, Hamilton - WINNER

Ciaran Hinds, Girl from the North Country

John McCrea, Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Jamael Westman, Hamilton

Best actress in a musical

Shirley Henderson, Girl from the North Country - WINNER

Janie Dee, Follies

Imelda Staunton, Follies

Josie Walker, Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Best revival

Angels in America - WINNER


Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Witness for the Prosecution

Best new comedy

Labour of Love - WINNER

Dry Powder

Mischief Movie Night

The Miser

Outstanding achievement in affiliate theatre

Killology - WINNER

The B*easts

The Red Lion

The Revlon Girl

Best lighting design

Howell Binkley, Hamilton - WINNER

Paule Constable, Angels in America

Paule Constable, Follies

Jan Versweyveld, Network

Best sound design

Nevin Steinberg, Hamilton - WINNER

Tom Gibbons, Hamlet

Gareth Owen, Bat Out of Hell

Eric Sleichim, Network

Best costume design

Vicki Mortimer, Follies - WINNER

Hugh Durrant, Dick Whittington

Roger Kirk, 42nd Street

Paul Tazewell, Hamilton

Best set design

Bob Crowley, An American in Paris - WINNER

Bunny Christie, Ink

Rob Howell, The Ferryman

Vicki Mortimer, Follies

Best actor in a supporting role

Bertie Carvel, Ink - WINNER

John Hodgkinson, The Ferryman

James McArdle, Angels in America

Peter Polycarpou, Oslo

Best actress in a supporting role

Denise Gough, Angels in America - WINNER

Brid Brennan, The Ferryman

Dearbhla Molloy, The Ferryman

Imogen Poots, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Best new opera production

Semiramide - WINNER

La Boheme

The Exterminating Angel

Outstanding achievement in opera

Joyce DiDonato and Daniela Barcellona, Semiramide - WINNEr

Paul Brown, Iolanthe

Roderick Williams, The Return Of Ulysses

Best actor

Bryan Cranston, Network - WINNER

Paddy Considine, The Ferryman

Andrew Garfield, Angels in America

Andrew Scott, Hamlet

Best actress

Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman - WINNER

Lesley Manville, Long Day's Journey into Night

Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Imelda Staunton, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Best director

Sam Mendes, The Ferryman - WINNER

Dominic Cooke, Follies

Marianne Elliott, Angels in America

Rupert Goold, Ink

Thomas Kail, Hamilton

Best new play

The Ferryman - WINNER




Best new musical

Hamilton - WINNER

An American in Paris

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Girl from the North Country

Young Frankenstein

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