Kinky Boots, In the Heights, Mark Rylance Top Olivier Noms

first_img View Comments Matt Henry in ‘Kinky Boots'(Photo: Matt Crocket) Less than 12 hours after taking home an Oscar for Bridge of Spies, three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance earned an Olivier Award nomination for his leading performance in Farinelli and the King; the production is eyeing a New York bow later this year. Other Olivier nominees include Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh for The Winter’s Tale, Benedict Cumberbatch for Hamlet, Imelda Staunton for Gypsy (the production leads the nominations with a whopping eight), Nicole Kidman for Photograph 51 and Janet McTeer for Les Liaisons Dangereuses. The Father, which will return to Broadway this spring with Frank Langella, is up for Best New Play, alongside Farinelli and the King, Hangmen and People, Places and Things. Two Tony-winning Best Musicals are up for Best New Musical for the London bow: In the Heights and Kinky Boots. Joining them in the category are Bend It Like Beckham and Mrs. Henderson Presents. The Olivier Awards ceremony will take place on April 3 at the Royal Opera House.Best New MusicalBend It Like Beckham In the Heights Kinky Boots Mrs. Henderson Presents Best Musical RevivalBugsy Malone Guys and Dolls Seven Brides For Seven Brothers GypsyBest New PlayFarinelli and the KingThe FatherHangmenPeople, Places and Things Best RevivalHamlet Les Liaisons Dangereuses Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom The Winter’s Tale Best New ComedyA Christmas Carol Hand To God at Vaudeville TheatreNell Gwynn at Apollo TheatrePeter Pan Goes Wrong at Apollo TheatreBest Actor in a MusicalIan Bartholomew for Mrs Henderson Presents Killian Donnelly for Kinky Boots David Haig for Guys and Dolls Matt Henry for Kinky Boots Jamie Parker for Guys And Dolls Best Actress in a MusicalTracie Bennett for Mrs Henderson Presents Natalie Dew for Bend It Like Beckham Laura Pitt-Pulford for Seven Brides For Seven Brothers Imelda Staunton for Gypsy Sophie Thompson for Guys and DollsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a MusicalDavid Bedella for In the HeightsDan Burton for GypsyPeter Davison for GypsyGavin Spokes for Guys and DollsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a MusicalPreeya Kalidas for Bend It Like BeckhamAmy Lennox for Kinky Boots Lara Pulver for Gypsy Emma Williams for Mrs. Henderson Presents at Noël Coward Best ActorKenneth Branagh for The Winter’s Tale Kenneth Cranham for The Father Benedict Cumberbatch for Hamlet Adrian Lester for Red Velvet Mark Rylance for Farinelli and the King Best ActressGemma Arterton for Nell Gwynn Denise Gough for People, Places and Things Nicole Kidman for Photograph 51 Janet McTeer for Les Liaisons Lia Williams for Oresteia Best Actor in a Supporting RoleMark Gatiss for Three Days in the CountryMichael Pennington for The Winter’s Tale Tom Sturridge for American Buffalo David Suchet for The Importance of Being Earnest Best Actress in a Supporting RoleJudi Dench for The Winter’s Tale Michele Dotrice for Nell Gwynn Melody Grove for Farinelli and the King Catherine Steadman for Oppenheimer Best DirectorRob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh for The Winter’s TaleMatthew Dunster for HangmenRobert Icke for Oresteia Jonathan Kent for Gypsy Best Theatre ChoreographerCarlos Acosta and Andrew Wright for Guys and DollsDrew McOnie for In the HeightsStephen Mear for GypsyJerry Mitchell for Kinky BootsBest Costume DesignGregg Barnes for Kinky BootsHugh Durrant for Nell GwynnJonathan Fensom for Farinelli and the KingKatrina Lindsay for Bend It Like BeckhamBest Set DesignHildegard Bechtler for OresteiaEs Devlin for Hamlet Jonathan Fensom for Farinelli and the King Anna Fleischle for Hangmen Best Lighting DesignNeil Austin for The Winter’s Tale Natasha Chivers for Oresteia James Farncombe for People, Places and Things Mark Henderson for Gypsy Best Sound DesignGeorge Dennis for The Homecoming Tom Gibbons for People, Places and Things Christopher Shutt for The Father Christopher Shutt for Hamlet Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in MusicBend It Like Beckham—music by Howard Goodall, lyrics by Charles Hart, orchestrations by Howard Goodall and Kuljit BhamraFarinelli and the King—Claire van Kampen for musical arrangements, the musicians and Iestyn Davies and the singers who alternated the singing role of FarinelliIn The Heights—music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel MirandaKinky Boots—music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Stephen OremusOutstanding Achievement in an Affiliate TheatreBarbarians at The ClarePhil Dunster for his role in Pink Mist Pat Kinevane and Fishamble for Silent Violence and Son Best Entertainment and FamilyAlice’s Adventures UndergroundDr. Seuss’ The LoraxI Want My Hat Back Peter Pan Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Best New Opera ProductionCavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci The Force of Destiny Morgen Und Abend Outstanding Achievement in OperaEnglish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra for The Force of Destiny, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and The Queen of SpadesFelicity Palmer for The Queen of SpadesSir Antonio Pappano for his conducting of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Guillaume Telland Król Roger Tamara Wilson for The Force of DestinyBest New Dance ProductionHe Who Falls (Celui Qui Tombe) by Compagnie Yoann BourgeoisRomeo et Juliette by Les Ballets de Monte CarloWoolf Works by Wayne McGregorOutstanding Achievement in DanceAlessandra Ferri for her performances in Chéri and Woolf WorksJavier De Frutos for his choreography of Anatomy of a Passing CloudSasha Waltz for her choreography of Sacrelast_img read more

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