Olivier Awards 2022 Winners Announced

Tonight saw the return of the Olivier Awards to a live audience for the first time since before the pandemic.


The night saw Cabaret triumph - winning 7 awards, including all four of the acting wins, with The Life of Pi winning 5 awards.


The night featured performances from from all nine nominated musicals; Anything Goes, Back To The Future - The Musical, Cabaret, The Drifters Girl, Frozen, Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, Moulin Rouge! The Musical and Spring Awakening - plus a performance from Life Of Pi.


The show culminated in a special musical tribute to legendary theatre composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who died last year aged 91. This was performed by a group of swings and understudies from tonight’s performing companies (in recognition of all that the swings, understudies, standbys, and alternates of the West End have done to keep our theatres open) along with the next generation in the form of a choir from performing arts school ArtsEd.


Here are the full list of winners:


Cunard Best Revival

Constellations - Donmar Warehouse at Vaudeville Theatre


Noël Coward/Geoffrey Johnson Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play

Pride And Prejudice* (*sort of) at Criterion Theatre



Magic Radio Best Musical Revival

Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre


Best Costume Design

Catherine Zuber for Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Piccadilly Theatre

d&b audiotechnik Award for Best Sound Design

Nick Lidster for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

Best Original Score or New Orchestrations

Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical - Orchestrator: Simon Hale at Lyric Theatre


Best Theatre Choreographer

Kathleen Marshall for Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Fred Davis, Daisy Franks, Romina Hytten, Tom Larkin, Habib Nasib Nader, Tom Stacy and Scarlet Wilderink – the 7 actors who play the Tiger for Life Of Pi at Wyndham's Theatre


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Liz Carr for The Normal Heart at National Theatre - Olivier


Blue-I Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design

Tim Hatley for Design and Nick Barnes & Finn Caldwell for Puppets for Life Of Pi at Wyndham's Theatre

White Light Award for Best Lighting Design

Tim Lutkin and Andrzej Goulding for Life Of Pi at Wyndham's Theatre

Best Actress In A Supporting Role In A Musical

Liza Sadovy for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre


Best Actor In A Supporting Role In A Musical

Elliot Levey for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre


Outstanding Achievement In Opera

Peter Whelan and the Irish Baroque Orchestra for Bajazet at Royal Opera House - Linbury Theatre

Best New Opera Production

Jenůfa by Royal Opera at Royal Opera House

Best Actor In A Musical

Eddie Redmayne for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre



Best Actress In A Musical

Jessie Buckley for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre


Outstanding Achievement In Dance

Arielle Smith for her choreography of Jolly Folly in Reunion by English National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells

Best New Dance Production

Revisor by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young / Kidd Pivot at Sadler’s Wells

Best Actress

Sheila Atim for Constellations - Donmar Warehouse at Vaudeville Theatre


Best Actor

Hiran Abeysekera for Life Of Pi at Wyndham's Theatre



Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director

Rebecca Frecknall for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre

Old Bridge at Bush Theatre

Best Family Show

Wolf Witch Giant Fairy at Royal Opera House - Linbury Theatre

Best New Play

Life Of Pi at Wyndham's Theatre



Mastercard Best New Musical

Back To The Future - The Musical at Adelphi Theatre


Congratulations to all the winners.

To all the other nominees and those who missed out on nominations this year, if you made or comntributed to theatre in any way over the last two years, you are all winners in my eyes.