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Cabaret, Anything Goes & Life of Pi Lead 2022 Olivier Award Nominations

March 8th, 2022 | By Caitlin Moynihan

The 2022 Olivier Award nominations were announced on March 8 and a slew of stage favorites are in the running for top prizes. The revival of Cabaret, starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley, leads with 11 nominations, including Best Musical Revival and a pair of nominations for both Redmayne and Buckley. Anything Goes, headlined by The Music Man star Sutton Foster, follows with nine nominations. Life of Pi also received nine nominations, including Best New Play. Back To The Future – The Musical nabbed seven nominations, while the Tony-winning Moulin Rouge! The Musical received five. The Bob Marley musical Get Up, Stand Up! and Disney’s Frozen each received four. Jason Manford returns to host for the Olivier Awards ceremony, which will take place on April 10 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

A full list of nominations can be found below.

MASTERCARD BEST NEW MUSICAL
Back To The Future – The Musical
The Drifters Girl 
Frozen 
Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
Moulin Rouge! The Musical

BEST NEW PLAY
2:22 A Ghost Story
Best Of Enemies
Cruise
Life Of Pi

NOEL COWARD/GEOFFREY JOHNSON AWARD FOR BEST ENTERTAINMENT OR COMEDY PLAY
The Choir Of Man
Pantoland At The Palladium
Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort Of)
The Shark Is Broken

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Olly Dobson, Back To The Future – The Musical
Arinzé Kene, Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
Robert Lindsay, Anything Goes
Eddie Redmayne, Cabaret

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Jessie Buckley, Cabaret
Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
Beverley Knight, The Drifters Girl
Stephanie McKeon, Frozen 

BEST ACTOR
Hiran Abeysekera, Life Of Pi
Ben Daniels, The Normal Heart
Omari Douglas, Constellations
Charles Edwards, Best Of Enemies

BEST ACTRESS
Lily Allen, 2:22 A Ghost Story
Sheila Atim, Constellations
Emma Corrin, Anna X
Cush Jumbo, Hamlet

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Clive Carter, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Hugh Coles, Back To The Future – The Musical
Elliot Levey, Cabaret
Gary Wilmot, Anything Goes

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Gabrielle Brooks, Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella
Carly Mercedes Dyer, Anything Goes
Liza Sadovy, Cabaret 

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
The seven actors who play the Tiger for Life Of Pi
Dino Fetscher, The Normal Heart
Nathaniel Parker, The Mirror And The Light 
Danny Lee Wynter,The Normal Heart

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Tori Burgess, Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort Of)
Liz Carr, he Normal Heart
Christina Gordon, Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort Of)
Akiya Henry, The Tragedy Of Macbeth

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE OR NEW ORCHESTRATIONS
Anything Goes – New Orchestrations: Bill Elliott, David Chase and Rob Fisher
Back To The Future – The Musical – Composers: Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard; Orchestrations: Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook
Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical – Orchestrator: Simon Hale
Life Of Pi – Composer: Andrew T. Mackay

MAGIC RADIO BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL
Anything Goes
Cabaret
Spring Awakening

CUNARD BEST REVIVAL
A Number
Constellations

The Normal Heart
The Tragedy Of Macbeth

SIR PETER HALL AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Rebecca Frecknall, Cabaret
Michael Longhurst, Constellations 
Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes
Max Webster, Life Of Pi

BEST THEATER CHOREOGRAPHER
Finn Caldwell, Life Of Pi
Julia Cheng, Cabaret
Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes
Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION
Draw From Within by Rambert Dance Company
Revisor by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young / Kidd Pivot
Transverse Orientation by Dance Umbrella

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE
Acosta Danza for De Punta A Cabo in 100% Cuban
Dancers for NDT2 Tour
Arielle Smith for her choreography of Jolly Folly in Reunion by English National Ballet
Edward Watson for his performance in The Dante Project

BEST FAMILY SHOW
Billionaire Boy
Dragons And Mythical Beasts
What The Ladybird Heard
Wolf Witch Giant Fairy

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AFFILIATE THEATER
10 Nights
Folk
The Invisible Hand
Old Bridge
A Place For We

WHITE LIGHT AWARD FOR BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
Neil Austin, Frozen
Isabella Byrd, Cabaret
Tim Lutkin, Back To The Future – The Musical
Tim Lutkin and Andrzej Goulding, Life Of Pi

d&b audiotechnik AWARD FOR BEST SOUND DESIGN
Ian Dickinson, 2:22 A Ghost Story
Carolyn Downing, Life Of Pi
Nick Lidster, Cabaret
Gareth Owen, Back To The Future – The Musical

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Jon Morrell, Anything Goes
Christopher Oram, Frozen
Tom Scutt, Cabaret
Catherine Zuber, Moulin Rouge! The Musical 

BLUE-I THEATER TECHNOLOGY AWARD FOR BEST SET DESIGN
Tim Hatley, Design and Nick Barnes & Finn Caldwell for Puppets, Life Of Pi 
Tim Hatley for Design and Finn Ross for Video Design, Back To The Future – The Musical
Derek McLane, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Tom Scutt, Cabaret 

BEST NEW OPERA PRODUCTION
Bajazet
The Cunning Little Vixen by English National Opera
Jenůfa
Theodora

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN OPERA
Christine Rice for her performance in 4/4
Takis for set and costume design of HMS Pinafore by English National Opera
Peter Whelan and the Irish Baroque Orchestra for Bajazet

 

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