& Juliet tops the Olivier Awards 2020 noms quickly followed by Fiddler on the Roof, Dear Evan Hansen & Mary Poppins

03 Mar
Author: Press Releases

A Doctor and a Queen, namely Waitress’ Gavin Creel and Six The Musical’s Alexia McIntosh, were on hand today to announce the 2020 Olivier Awards nominations, just a month before the ceremony takes place on 5 April at the Royal Albert Hall. So now the celebrations have begun, particularly in the & Juliet, Fiddler On The Roof, Dear Evan Hansen and Mary Poppins camps, all of which have received plenty of love from the nominating panel. So who are you hoping leaves with the big prizes on the day?

& Juliet, the new British musical using the pop songs of Swedish hitmaker Max Martin to retell Shakespeare’s classic love story, has nine nominations – including Best New Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Set Design and Best Costume Design.

Trevor Nunn’s revival of the 1964 musical Fiddler On The Roof, which opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory before transferring to the West End last year, is nominated eight times, with a Best Director nod for Nunn, as well as acting nominations for Andy Nyman and Judy Kuhn. There are also seven nominations for new musical Dear Evan Hansen, which opened on Broadway in 2016, and six for the Richard Eyre-directed revival of Mary Poppins currently running at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Petula Clark, last Olivier-nominated in 1981, receives a Best Supporting Actress in a Musical nomination for her role as the Bird Woman in Mary Poppins. She is joined in the musical acting categories by several first-time nominees, including Miriam-Teak Lee for & Juliet, Zizi Strallen for Mary Poppins, Sam Tutty for Dear Evan Hansen and Jac Yarrow for Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The Nominees’ Celebration will take place on 13 March at The May Fair Hotel (part of Edwardian Hotels London, official hotel partner for the Olivier Awards) in association with Olivier Awards partner Cunard.

The Olivier Awards ceremony will be hosted by Jason Manford, and broadcast via official media partners ITV and Magic Radio. Further details to be announced soon.

Full 2019 musical nominations

[Includes awards where musicals are nominated against plays]

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical

  • David Bedella for & Juliet at Shaftesbury Theatre
  • Stewart Clarke for Fiddler On The Roof at Playhouse Theatre
  • Jack Loxton for Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre
  • Rupert Young for Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical

  • Lucy Anderson for Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre
  • Petula Clark for Mary Poppins at Prince Edward Theatre
  • Cassidy Janson for & Juliet at Shaftesbury Theatre
  • Lauren Ward for Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre

Best Original Score or New Orchestrations

  • & Juliet – New Orchestrations by Bill Sherman and Dominic Fallacaro at Shaftesbury Theatre
  • Amélie The Musical – Musical Supervisor and Arrangements by Barnaby Race at The Other Palace
  • Dear Evan Hansen – Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Orchestration by Alex Lacamoire at Noël Coward Theatre
  • Fiddler On The Roof – New Orchestrations by Jason Carr at Playhouse Theatre
  • Waitress – Music and Lyrics by Sara Bareilles at Adelphi Theatre

Best Theatre Choreographer

  • Fabian Aloise for Evita at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
  • Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear for Mary Poppins at Prince Edward Theatre
  • Jerome Robbins and Matt Cole for Fiddler On The Roof at Playhouse Theatre
  • Jennifer Weber for & Juliet at Shaftesbury Theatre

Magic Radio Best Musical Revival

  • Evita at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
  • Fiddler On The Roof at Playhouse Theatre
  • Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium
  • Mary Poppins at Prince Edward Theatre

Best Actor in a Musical

  • Andy Nyman for Fiddler On The Roof at Playhouse Theatre
  • Charlie Stemp for Mary Poppins at Prince Edward Theatre
  • Sam Tutty for Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre
  • Jac Yarrow for Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium

Best Actress in a Musical

  • Audrey Brisson for Amélie The Musical at The Other Palace
  • Judy Kuhn for Fiddler On The Roof at Playhouse Theatre
  • Miriam-Teak Lee for & Juliet at Shaftesbury Theatre
  • Zizi Strallen for Mary Poppins at Prince Edward Theatre

Best Family Show

  • Mr Gum And The Dancing Bear – The Musical! at National Theatre – Dorfman
  • Oi Frog & Friends! at Lyric Theatre
  • To The Moon And Back at Barbican Theatre
  • The Worst Witch at Vaudeville Theatre

Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

  • Baby Reindeer at Bush Theatre
  • Blues In The Night at Kiln Theatre
  • Our Lady Of Kibeho at Theatre Royal Stratford East
  • Seven Methods Of Killing Kylie Jenner at Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre
  • Warheads at Park Theatre

White Light Award for Best Lighting Design

  • Neil Austin for Rosmersholm at Duke of York’s Theatre
  • Paule Constable for The Ocean At The End Of The Lane at National Theatre – Dorfman
  • Howard Hudson for & Juliet at Shaftesbury Theatre
  • Bruno Poet for Uncle Vanya at Harold Pinter Theatre

Royal Albert Hall Award for Best Sound Design

  • Gregory Clarke for Rosmersholm at Duke of York’s Theatre
  • Emma Laxton for Emilia at Vaudeville Theatre
  • Ben and Max Ringham for ANNA at National Theatre – Dorfman
  • Ben and Max Ringham for Cyrano De Bergerac at Playhouse Theatre

Best Costume Design

  • Hugh Durrant for Goldilocks And The Three Bears at The London Palladium
  • Jonathan Lipman for Fiddler On The Roof at Playhouse Theatre
  • Joanna Scotcher for Emilia at Vaudeville Theatre
  • Paloma Young for & Juliet at Shaftesbury Theatre

Blue-I Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design

  • Bob Crowley for Mary Poppins at Prince Edward Theatre
  • Soutra Gilmour for & Juliet at Shaftesbury Theatre
  • Rae Smith for Rosmersholm at Duke of York’s Theatre
  • Rae Smith for Uncle Vanya at Harold Pinter Theatre

Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director

  • Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell for Death Of A Salesman at Young Vic and Piccadilly Theatre
  • Jamie Lloyd for Cyrano De Bergerac at Playhouse Theatre
  • Trevor Nunn for Fiddler On The Roof at Playhouse Theatre
  • Ian Rickson for Uncle Vanya at Harold Pinter Theatre

Mastercard Best New Musical

  • & Juliet at Shaftesbury Theatre
  • Amélie The Musical at The Other Palace
  • Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre
  • Waitress at Adelphi Theatre