The 2018 Olivier Awards and the Work of Paul Brown

by Stage Directions

The Olivier Awards 2018 with Mastercard ceremony took place were held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday, April 8 and hosted by Catherine Tate. Established in 1976, the Olivier Awards celebrate the world-class status of London theatre. Best Lighting Design winner Howell Binkley, for Hamilton, became the first American LD to have won two Oliviers for lighting design. We congratulate all the nominees and winners. the list of design awards is below. 

Also among all the well-deserving nominations was the Outstanding Achievement in Opera for the late Paul Brown for his inventive designs for costumes and set of the English National Opera's production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera Iolanthe. Brown sadly passed away in November of 2017. Below is a look at his beautiful work.

Here are the design and production winners:

Best Lighting Design
Winner: Howell Binkley, Hamilton
Also nominated:
Paule Constable, Angels in America
Paule Constable, Follies
Jan Versweyveld, Network

Best Sound Design
Winner: Nevin Steinberg, Hamilton
Also nominated:
Tom Gibbons, Hamlet
Gareth Owen, Bat Out of Hell
Eric Sleichim, Network

Best Costume Design
Winner: Vicki Mortimer, Follies
Also nominated:
Hugh Durrant, Dick Whittington
Roger Kirk, 42nd Street
Paul Tazewell, Hamilton

Best Set Design
Winner: Bob Crowley and 59 Productions, An American in Paris
Also nominated:
Bunny Christie, Ink
Rob Howell, The Ferryman
Vicki Mortimer, Follies

Best New Play
Winner: The Ferryman
Also nominated:
Ink
Network
Oslo

Best New Musical
Winner: Hamilton
Also nominated:
An American in Paris
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Girl from the North Country
Young Frankenstein

The rest of the winners and nominees can be found here: https://officiallondontheatre.com/olivier-awards/year/2018/