Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical

The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical is an annual award presented by The Society of London Theatre in recognition of achievements in commercial British theatre. The awards were established as the Society of West End Theatre Awards in 1976, and, renamed in 1984 in honour of English actor Lord Olivier.

Laurence Olivier Award
for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Awarded forBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Location United Kingdom
Presented byThe Society of London Theatre
Currently held byPatti LuPone for Company (2019)

The award had been given as a singular award for Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical from 1991 to when it was separated for the first time for the 2015 awards.

Winners and nominees


Year Performer Musical Character
Lorna Want Beautiful Cynthia Weil
Samantha Bond Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Muriel Eubanks
Haydn Gwynne Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Lucia
Nicole Scherzinger Cats Grizabella
Lara Pulver Gypsy Gypsy Rose Lee
Preeya Kalidas Bend It Like Beckham Pinky
Amy Lennox Kinky Boots Lauren
Emma Williams Mrs Henderson Presents Maureen
Rebecca Trehearn Show Boat Julie LaVerne
Haydn Gwynne The Threepenny Opera Celia Peachum
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt Murder Ballad The Narrator
Emma Williams Half a Sixpence Helen Walsingham
Sheila Atim Girl from the North Country Marianne Lane
Tracie Bennett Follies Carlotta Campion
Rachel John Hamilton Angelica Schuyler
Lesley Joseph Young Frankenstein Frau Bl├╝cher
Patti LuPone Company Joanne
Aimie Atkinson
Alexia McIntosh
Millie O'Connell
Natalie Paris
Maiya Quansah-Breed
Jarneia Richard-Noel
Six Katherine Howard
Anne of Cleves
Anne Boleyn
Jane Seymour
Catherine Parr
Catherine of Aragon
Ruthie Ann Miles The King and I Lady Thiang
Rachel Tucker Come from Away Various

See also


    • London Theatre Guide (2008). "The Laurence Olivier Awards: Full List of Winners, 1976-2008" (.PDF). 1976-2008. The Society of London Theatre: 20. Retrieved 2008-08-30. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
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