Sunny Afternoon the Big Winner at the 2015 Olivier Awards

The Winners and Summary from the 2015 Olivier Awards

The 39 annual Olivier Awards took place this last Sunday 12 April 2015 and Hit The Theatre is pleased to say that many of our previous predictions came through. Please don’t think this is us boasting about our superior knowledge, but more that we were lucky enough to see the creme of this years shows and think they were worthy!

This year’s ceremony took place at the famous world-class Royal Opera House in London. The theatre world turned in force out see who the winners.

This year comedian, presenter and acclaimed, award-winning actor Lenny Henry hosted.

Guests on the night included award presenters Judi Dench, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dianna Agron, Anne-Marie Duff, Emilia Fox, David Harewood and Lorna Luft.

There were incredible musical performances by some of this year’s nominated shows including all the Best New Musical and Best Musical Revival nominees - Sunny Afternoon, Memphis, Cats, Miss Saigon, Wicked, plus a turn from Kevin Spacey!

Beverley Knight performed a number from Memphis The Musical followed by Katie Brayben performing a song from Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Brayben would go on to collect the award for Best Actress in a Musical later in the night.

Nominee Nicole Scherzinger from Cats didn’t go home with any awards but captivated the audience with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic track Memory.

All of these memorable performances were all but not enough when a surprise finale sung by Kevin Spacey and Beverly Knight stole the show and finished the awards strong.

Following are a few of the 2015 winners that Hit The Theatre followed from the beginning:

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN: Howard Harrison City of Angels



BEST NEW COMEDY: The Play That Goes Wrong


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: George Maguire for Sunny Afternoon

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Lorna Want for Beautiful the Musical

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: John Dagleish for Sunny Afternoon

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Katie Brayben for Beautiful the Musical

BEST NEW MUSICAL: Sunny Afternoon

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