Backstage Video: Winners of the Olivier Awards 2019

by Stage Directions

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard were announced at a ceremony on Sunday, April 7 at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Here is a video of the Special Recognition Olivier Awards that were awarded in March, including an award for Lindford Hudson, a Followspot Operator at the London Palladium for over 50 years: 

Come From Away, Company, and The Inheritance led the way, taking home four awards each.

Come From Away won the Royal Albert Hall Award For Best Sound Design (Gareth Owen) as well as the Mastercard Best New Musical, as well as Outstanding Achievement in Music, Best Theatre Choreographer (Kelly Devine).

Company won the Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design (Bunny Christie), also won Magic Radio Best Musical Revival, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Patti LuPone.

Matthew Lopez’s play The Inheritance was another big winner on the night, winning the White Light Award for Best Lighting Design (Jon Clark). The Inheritance also won the American Airlines Best New Play, and the Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director (Stephen Daldry), and first-time nominee Kyle Soller won Best Actor for his role in the production.

Acclaimed West End star Beverley Knight performed during the In Memoriam section of the show, paying tribute to those in the theatre industry who have passed away over the last year. The Olivier Awards honored designer, Ralph Koltai; sound engineer, Dave Palmer; Katie Salmon, Head of Wardrobe; as well as ETC CEO and Founder, Fred Foster in the In Memoriam section with a photo of him listed as Lighting Designer.
The clip in the Olivier Awards

We send our congratulations to all of the nominees and winners.

Here are the design winners:

White Light Award for Best Lighting Design
Jon Clark for The Inheritance at Young Vic and Noël Coward Theatre
Here is a video of the nominees for Best Lighting Design and the acceptance speech by winner Jon Clark:

Royal Albert Hall Award for Best Sound Design
Gareth Owen for Come From Away at Phoenix Theatre
Here is a video of the nominees for Best Sound Design and the acceptance speech by winner Gareth Owen:

Best Costume Design
Catherine Zuber for The King And I at The London Palladium
Here is a video of the nominees for Best Costume Design and the acceptance speech by winner Catherine Zuber:

Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design
Bunny Christie for Company at Gielgud Theatre
Here is a video of the nominees for Best Set Design and the acceptance speech by the show's production manager, Igor for Bunny Christie:

The full list of Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard Winners can be found here: https://officiallondontheatre.com/olivier-awards/year/2019/
Further information from The Olivier Awards: www.OlivierAwards.com