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Olivier Awards: 33 nominations and six winners
April 2017

Spellbinding shows co-produced by Bruno Wang Productions, and supported by the Pure Land Foundation, won six Olivier Awards from 33 nominations.

Groundhog Day was crowned Best New Musical, with Dreamgirls’ Amber Riley honoured as Best Actress in a Musical and Groundhog Day’s Andy Karl named Best Actor in a Musical.

The Best Actress and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical Awards went to Rebecca Trehearn for Show Boat and Adam J Bernard for Dreamgirls.

School of Rock – The Musical won the Outstanding Achievement in Music Award for the live bands of children on stage.

The full list of nominations are below:

Groundhog Day at The Old Vic received eight nominations: Mastercard Best New Musical, Best Director (Matthew Warchus), Blue-I Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design (Rob Howell), Best Costume Design (Rob Howell), White Light Award for Best Lighting Design (Hugh Vanstone), Best Actor in a Musical (Andy Karl), Best Theatre Choreographer (Peter Darling and Ellen Kane), and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Andrew Langtree).

The Glass Menagerie, Duke of York’s Theatre, was a close second with seven nominations: Best Actress (Cherry Jones), Best Director (John Tiffany), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Trehearn), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Brian J. Smith), Best Set Design (Bob Crowley), Best Lighting Design (Natasha Katz) and Best Revival.

Travesties at the Apollo Theatre garnered five nominations: Best Actor (Tom Hollander), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Freddie Fox), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Clare Foster), Best Revival, and Best Sound Design.

Dreamgirls, at Savoy Theatre, also received five nominations: Mastercard Best New Musical, Best Costume Design, Best Actress in a Musical (Amber Riley), Outstanding Achievement in Music, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical.

School of Rock – The Musical, at New London Theatre, scored three nominations: Best New Musical category, Best Actor in a Musical (David Fynn), and Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Show Boat, at New London Theatre, received two nominations for Magic Radio Best Musical Revival, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical, while Tristan and Isolde, at the London Coliseum received one nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Opera.

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, at the Dorfman, National Theatre, was nominated for Best New Comedy and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Melissa Allan, Caroline Deyga, Kirsty Findlay, Karen Fishwick, Kirsty MacLaren, Frances Mayli McCann, Joanne McGuinness and Dawn Sievewright).

Renée Fleming was also nominated Outstanding Achievement in Opera for her performance in Der Rosenkavalier at the Royal Opera House