The 2019 Olivier Awards are on their way TONIGHT – here’s all you need to know!
From the nominations to the host, air date and performances, here’s your ultimate guide to The Olivier Awards 2019.
When are The Olivier Awards 2019?
The 2019 Laurence Olivier Awards will be take place TONIGHT, on Sunday, April 7 between 17:45PM and 20:45PM.
Jason Manford will return to host the ceremony.
He said: “I’m absolutely chuffed to bits to be back hosting the Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall.
“Having worked in theatres all across the country doing both stand-up and musicals for the last 20 years, I know the hard work that goes into putting on a show. It’s a privilege to host this star-studded evening and to celebrate the very best of all areas of British theatrical talent.”
The Olivier Awards will air on TV on ITV from 10:20PM, live radio on Magic Radio and online via Facebook.
Olivier Award nominations 2019
You can see the full 2019 Olivier Award nominations here. The revival of Company and new musical Come From Away lead this year’s awards, both getting nine nominations each in various categories. The King And I received six nominations while Home, I’m Darling; The Lehman Trilogy; Six The Musical; and Summer And Smoke all received five nominations.
However productions missing out and not receiving any nominations this year include Heathers, 9 to 5, Only Fools and Horses and, perhaps most surprisingly, Hadestown.
Meanwhile, with eight nominations, The Inheritance is leading the plays this year.
2019 Olivier Award performances
Performances at the Olivier Awards 2019 will come from all the musicals nominated in the Mastercard Best New Musical and Magic Radio Best Musical Revival categories.
They are Caroline, Or Change; Come From Away; Company; Fun Home; The King And I; Six; and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.
In addition, there will be a special performance from the cast of Disney’s The Lion King to celebrate its 20th year of running on the West End.
Presenters at the Olivier Awards will include Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Jade Anouka, Zawe Ashton, Charlie Cox, Arthur Darvill, Danny Dyer, Paapa Essiedu, Gloria Estefan, Sally Field, Ncuti Gatwa, Kelsey Grammer, Ruthie Henshall, Tom Hiddleston, Judy Kuhn, Art Malik, Jack McBrayer, Wunmi Mosaku, Danielle de Niese, Andy Nyman, Wendell Pierce, Bill Pullman, Harriet Scott, Thea Sharrock and Ashley Shaw.
Joining them will be The Greatest Showman songwriters Pasek and Paul, Waitress’ Katharine McPhee, Strictly star Joanne Clifton and Kevin Clifton, plus Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’s Layton Williams and Shane Richie.