News: Olivier Awards 2005

Tuesday 22 February 2005

This year’s Olivier Award winners were announced at a ceremony at the London Hilton, Park Lane. Here are the winners and nominations for the dance related awards – for a full list of all awards visit follow the link below.

Best New Dance Production
Winner: Rambert Dance Company’s Swamp at Sadler’s Wells
Other nominations:
Northern Ballet Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Sadler’s Wells
Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Milagros at Sadler’s Wells
Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet at Sadler’s Wells

Outstanding Achievement in Dance
Winner: San Francisco Ballet for their season at Sadler’s Wells
Other nominations:
Julien Macdonald for his costume designs for Richard Alston Dance Company’s Shimmer at Sadler’s Wells
The Royal Ballet for their recreation of Sylvia at the Royal Opera House
Rambert Dance Company for the range and quality of new work in their November season at Sadler’s Wells

Best Theatre Choreographer
Winner: Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear for Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward
Other nominations:
Adam Cooper for Grand Hotel at the Donmar Warehouse
Susan Stroman for The Producers at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Best Actress in a Musical
Winner: Laura Michelle Kelly for Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward
Other nominations:
Maria Friedman for The Woman In White at the Palace
Leigh Zimmerman for The Producers at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Best Actor in a Musical
Winner: Nathan Lane for The Producers at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Other nominations:
Lee Evans for The Producers at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Paul Hegarty for Sweeney Todd at Trafalgar Studios and New Ambassadors
Gavin Lee for Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward

Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Winner: Conleth Hill for The Producers at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Other nominations:
Michael Crawford for The Woman In White at the Palace
David Haig for Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward

For a full list of Olivier Award winners visit:
officiallondontheatre.co.uk

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