Harry Potter play breaks records at the 2017 Olivier Awards

Harry Potter play breaks records at the 2017 Olivier Awards

Posted On: Apr 10, 2017
By Nicki McIntyre
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    The 2017 Olivier Awards were handed out last night in a star-studded ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Jason Manford.

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won a record-breaking 9 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director, and accolades for its main cast members Anthony Boyle, Noma Dumezweni and Jamie Parker.

    Dreamgirls' Amber Riley won Best Actress in a Musical, while co-star Adam J. Bernard won Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. Groundhog Day was named Best New Musical, with leading man Andy Karl also winning Best Actor in a Musical.

    Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, which transfers to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre in May, was named Best New Comedy.

    School of Rock the Musical at the New London Theatre won Outstanding Achievement in Music, honouring the three children's bands who play instruments live every night. Jesus Christ Superstar, which returns to the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre this August, was named Best Musical Revival.

    The Young Vic's Yerma walked away with two wins - one for Best Revival and Best Actress for Billie Piper. Sir Mathew Bourne was named Best Choreographer for The Red Shoes, which also won Best Family & Entertainment.

    See the full list of winners below:

    Best Revival Of A Play
    -    Yerma (Young Vic)

    Virgin Atlantic Best New Play
    -    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace Theatre)

    Best New Comedy
    -    Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (National Theatre, Dorfman)

    Best Actor
    -    Jamie Parker (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre)

    Best Actress
    -    Billie Piper (Yerma at the Young Vic)

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    -    Anthony Boyle (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre)

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    -    Noma Dumezweni (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre)

    Best Director
    -    John Tiffany (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre)

    Mastercard Best New Musical

    -    Groundhog Day (The Old Vic)

    Magic Radio Best Musical Revival
    -    Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre)

    Best Actor in a Musical
    -    Andy Karl (Groundhog Day at the The Old Vic)

    Best Actress in a Musical
    -    Amber Riley (Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre)

    Best Actor In A Supporting Role In A Musical
    -    Adam J. Bernard (Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre)

    Best Actress In A Supporting Role In A Musical
    -    Rebecca Trehearn (Show Boat at the New London Theatre)

    Best Costume Design

    -    Katrina Lindsay (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre)

    White Light Award for Best Lighting Design

    -    Neil Austin (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre)

    Best Sound Design

    -    Gareth Fry  (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre)

    Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design
    -    Christine Jones (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre)

    Best Entertainment And Family
    -    The Red Shoes (Sadler's Wells)

    Best New Dance Production
    -    Betroffenheit (Crystal Pite and Jonathan Young at Sadler's Wells)

    Outstanding Achievement in Dance
    -    English National Ballet (for expanding the variety of their repertoire with Giselle and She Said at Sadler's Wells)

    Best New Opera Production
    -    Akhnaten (London Coliseum)

    Outstanding Achievement in Opera
    -    Mark Wigglesworth (for his conducting of Don Giovanni and Lulu at the London Coliseum)

    Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre
    -    Rotterdam (Trafalgar Studios 2)

    Best Theatre Choreographer
    -    Matthew Bourne (The Red Shoes at Sadler's Wells)

    Outstanding Achievement in Music
    -    School of Rock the Musical (Three children's bands who play instruments every night at the New London Theatre)

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