2011 Laurence Olivier Awards

The 2011 Olivier Awards were held on 13 March 2011 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. The 2011 awards were intended to re-launch the Oliviers as a major awards event, and so they were sponsored by MasterCard, with live coverage by the BBC.

2011 Laurence Olivier Awards
Date13 March 2011
LocationTheatre Royal, Drury Lane
Hosted byMichael Ball
Imelda Staunton

The Theatre show was presented by Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, with BBC Radio 2 coverage from Paul Gambaccini.

Special guests included Stephen Sondheim, Angela Lansbury, Cameron Mackintosh, Barry Manilow as well as performances by Ramin Karimloo, Alfie Boe, Kerry Ellis, Adrian Lester as well as the London casts of Legally Blonde and Into the Woods to name a few.

The show was accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by David Charles Abell, and the finale was accompanied by a choir from the CDS (Conference Drama Schools).

Winners and nominees

The nominations were announced on 7 February 2011 in 25 categories.

Best New Play Best New Musical
Best Revival Best Musical Revival
Best Entertainment
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Actor in a Musical Best Actress in a Musical
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Supporting Role in a Musical
Best Director Best Theatre Choreographer
Best Set Design Best Costume Design
Best Sound Design Best Lighting Design
Outstanding Achievement in Dance Best New Dance Production
  • Antony Gormley for set designing Babel (Words) – Sadler's Wells
    • John MacFarlane for set designing Asphodel Meadows – Royal Opera House
    • Yoshie Sunahata for drumming in Gnosis, Kodo – Sadler's Wells
Outstanding Achievement in Opera Best New Opera Production
Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre
Audience Award
Society Special Award

Productions with multiple nominations and awards

The following 21 productions, including one ballet and one opera, received multiple nominations:

The following four productions, including one ballet, received multiple awards:

See also

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