2012 Laurence Olivier Awards


The 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards were held on 15 April 2012 at the Royal Opera House, London.[1]

2012 Laurence Olivier Awards
Date15 April 2012
LocationRoyal Opera House
Hosted byImelda Staunton
Michael Ball
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The 2012 awards were sponsored by MasterCard and was streamed live online for with first time on the Olivier Awards's official website with live BBC Radio 2 coverage from Ken Bruce. The show was presented by Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton for the second year in a row.[2]

Guest presenters included Zach Braff, Tyne Daly, David Suchet, Laurie Metcalf, Hayley Atwell, Jack Davenport, Jim Carter, Lenny Henry, Ronan Keating, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Elaine Paige, Barbara Windsor and Zoë Wanamaker.

Winners and nominees Edit

The nominations were announced on 15 March 2012 in 23 categories.

Best New Play Best New Musical
Best Revival Best Musical Revival
Best Entertainment
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Actor in a Musical Best Actress in a Musical
Best Supporting Role Best Supporting Role in a Musical
Best Director Best Theatre Choreographer
Best Set Design Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design Best Sound Design
Outstanding Achievement in Dance Best New Dance Production
  • Desh, Akram Khan Company – Sadler's Wells
    • Gardenia, Les Ballets C de la B – Sadler's Wells
    • Some Like It Hip Hop, ZooNation – Peacock
    • The Metamorphosis – Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House
Outstanding Achievement in Opera Best New Opera Production
Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre
  • Roadkill, Theatre Royal Stratford East – Barbican / Traverse
    • Mogadishu, Royal Exchange – Lyric Hammersmith
    • Salt, Root and Roe, Donmar Warehouse – Trafalgar Studios 2
    • The Village Bike, Royal Court – Jerwood Upstairs
Audience Award
Society Special Award

Productions with multiple nominations and awards Edit

The following 17 productions, including two ballets and two operas, received multiple nominations:

The following four productions received multiple awards:

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Shenton, Mark." 'Matilda - the Musical' Sweeps Olivier Awards; Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller Are Also Winners" Archived January 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine playbill.com, 15 April 2012
  2. ^ " 'Matilda' musical breaks Olivier awards record" bbc.co.uk, 15 April 2012

External links Edit

  • Previous Olivier Winners – 2012
  • Coverage in the Daily Telegraph