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2019 Olivier Awards winners

Published: 15 April 2019

The Inheritance, Company and Come From Away lead the nominations lists with eight for The Inheritance and nine each for the two musicals, so purely on probability these shows should have walked away with the most awards, which they did.

Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance took home Best New Play, with Best Actor going to Kyle Soller, Best Lighting Design to Jon Clark and the Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director to Stephen Daldry.

Come From Away won Best New Musical, Outstanding Achievement in Music, Best Theatre Choreographer for Kelly Devine and Best Sound Design for Gareth Owen.

Stephen Sondheim's Company received Best Musical Revival with Jonathan Bailey and Patti LuPone taking Best Actor and Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical and Best Set Design for Bunny Christie.

Best Actor in a Musical went to Kobna-Holdbrook Smith for Tina—The Tina Turner Musical.

Best Actress in a Musical was won by Sharon D Clarke for Caroline, Or Change, this and the big wins for Company and Come From Away leaving new British musical Six to go home empty handed in spite of being nominated in five categories.

Patsy Ferran won Best Actress for Summer And Smoke which also won Best Revival.

Choreographer and director Matthew Bourne received a Special Award for his contribution to dance.

Best Actor In A Supporting Role In A Musical

  • Jonathan Bailey for Company
  • Clive Carter for Come From Away
  • Richard Fleeshman for Company
  • Robert Hands for Come From Away

Best Actress In A Supporting Role In A Musical

  • Patti LuPone for Company
  • Ruthie Ann Miles for The King And I
  • “The Queens”—Aimie Atkinson, Alexia McIntosh, Millie O’Connell, Natalie Paris, Maiya Quansah-Breed and Jarneia Richard-Noel—for Six
  • Rachel Tucker for Come From Away

Outstanding Achievement In Music

  • Come From Away—book, music and lyrics by David Hein and Irene Sankoff, music supervisor & arrangements by Ian Eisendrath, Orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, musical director / UK music supervisor Alan Berry and the band
  • Fun Home—composer Jeanine Tesori, lyricist & book writer Lisa Kron
  • The Inheritance—composer Paul Englishby
  • A Monster Calls—composed by Benji Bower and performed live by him with Will Bower (The Bower Brothers)
  • Six—score, orchestrations and vocal arrangements by Toby Marlow, Lucy Moss, Tom Curran and Joe Beighton

Best New Dance Production

  • Blkdog by Botis Seva
  • 16 + A Room / Solo Echo / Bill by Ballet British Columbia
  • Playlist (Track 1, 2) by William Forsythe
  • The Unknown Soldier by Alastair Marriott

Outstanding Achievement In Dance

  • Akram Khan for his performance in Xenos
  • John Macfarlane for his design of Swan Lake
  • Dimitris Papaioannou for his choreography of The Great Tamer

Best Entertainment And Family

Best Theatre Choreographer

  • Kelly Devine for Come From Away
  • Christopher Gattelli based on original choreography by Jerome Robbins for The King And I
  • Carrie-Anne Ingrouille for Six
  • Liam Steel for Company

Best Musical Revival

  • Company
  • Caroline, Or Change
  • The King And I

Best Actor In A Musical

  • Kobna Holdbrook-Smith for Tina—The Tina Turner Musical
  • Marc Antolin for Little Shop Of Horrors
  • Zubin Varla for Fun Home
  • Ken Watanabe for The King And I

Best Actress In A Musical

  • Sharon D Clarke for Caroline, Or Change
  • Rosalie Craig for Company
  • Kelli O'Hara for The King And I
  • Adrienne Warren for Tina—The Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre

Best Revival

Best New Comedy

Outstanding Achievement In Affiliate Theatre

  • Flesh And Bone
  • Moe Bar-El for his performance in Every Day I Make Greatness Happen
  • Jonathan Hyde for his performance in Gently Down The Stream
  • The Phlebotomist
  • Athena Stevens for Schism

Best Lighting Design

  • Jon Clark for The Inheritance
  • Neil Austin for Company
  • Howell Binkley for Come From Away
  • Lee Curran for Summer And Smoke

Best Sound Design

  • Gareth Owen for Come From Away
  • Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid for The Inheritance
  • Mike Beer for A Monster Calls
  • Carolyn Downing for Summer And Smoke
  • Nick Powell for The Lehman Trilogy

Best Costume Design

  • Catherine Zuber for The King And I
  • Fly Davis for Caroline, Or Change
  • Anna Fleischle for Home, I'm Darling
  • Gabriella Slade for Six

Best Set Design

  • Bunny Christie for Company
  • Bob Crowley for The Inheritance
  • Es Devlin for The Lehman Trilogy
  • Anna Fleischle for Home, I'm Darling

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

  • Chris Walley for The Lieutenant Of Inishmore
  • Keir Charles for Quiz
  • Adam Gillen for Killer Joe
  • Adrian Lukis for The Price
  • Malcolm Sinclair for Pressure

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

  • Monica Dolan for All About Eve
  • Susan Brown for Home, I'm Darling
  • Cecilia Noble for Nine Night
  • Vanessa Redgrave for The Inheritance

Best Actor

  • Kyle Soller for The Inheritance
  • Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale for The Lehman Trilogy
  • Arinzé Kene for Misty
  • Ian McKellen for King Lear
  • David Suchet for The Price

Best Actress

  • Patsy Ferran for Summer And Smoke
  • Gillian Anderson for All About Eve
  • Eileen Atkins for The Height Of The Storm
  • Sophie Okonedo for Antony And Cleopatra
  • Katherine Parkinson for Home, I'm Darling

Sir Peter Hall Award For Best Director

  • Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
  • Christopher Ashley for Come From Away
  • Marianne Elliott for Company
  • Rebecca Frecknall for Summer And Smoke
  • Sam Mendes for The Lehman Trilogy

Best New Play

  • The Inheritance
  • The Lehman Trilogy
  • Misty
  • Sweat

Best New Musical

  • Come From Away
  • Fun Home
  • Six
  • Tina—The Tina Turner Musical

Sandra Giorgetti