Olivier Awards 2019 – THE INHERITANCE, COMPANY and COME FROM AWAY biggest winners

Taking place tonight, Sunday April 7th, at the Royal Albert Hall, the Olivier Awards have been the high spot in the theatrical awards year ever since they began in 1976.

This years’s big winners were epic two-part play THE INHERITANCE , COMPANY, Marianne Elliott’s gender swapped Sondheim musical, and new musical COME FROM AWAY, all winning four awards each.

THE INHERITANCE won the major prizes – Best Play for writer Matthew Lopez, Best Director (the brilliant Stephen Daldry) and Best Actor (superb Kyle Soller, beating out nominees including Sir Ian McKellen and Simon Russell Beale), as well as Best Lighting Design (Jon Clark)

Patsy Ferran won Best Actress for the Tennessee Williams play SUMMER AND SMOKE, which also won Best Revival. Laura Wade’s HOME, I’M DARLING won Best Comedy.

In the musical categories, COMPANY won four awards – Best Musical Revival, as well as Best Supporting Actor (Jonathan Bailey) and Actress (Patti LuPone) and Best Set Design (Bunny Christie)

COME FROM AWAY won four awards also – Best New Musical, Best Choreographer (Kelly Devine) , Outstanding Achievement in Music, and for Sound Design (Gareth Owen)

Best Actress in a Musical was won by the phenomenal Sharon D Clarke for CAROLINE, OR CHANGE and Best Actor in a musical was won by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith for TINA: THE MUSICAL.

Interestingly, the winning choices were completely in line with January’s Critics Circle awards for all major categories.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

For a full rundown of all the winners, visit the Olivier Awards website here

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