Tonight's the night! London's top theatrical honors, the Oliviers, are handed out in a star-studded ceremony at Royal Albert Hall April 2. The stage adaptation of My Neighbour Totoro leads the pack of new productions with nine nominations, including Best Entertainment or Comedy Play. Stage and screen star Hannah Waddingham is hosting.
Broadway-originating shows are up for honors also. Daniel Fish's reimagined (and Tony-winning) revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and Lincoln Center Theater's My Fair Lady both are up for Best Musical Revival, and To Kill a Mockingbird is in contention for Best New Play. Also nominated for Best New Play are Royal Court Theatre's For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy, Almeida Theatre's Patriots, and Prima Facie, poised to begin a Broadway run this month with Jodie Comer reprising her Olivier-nominated performance.
Broadway alum Marisha Wallace, who has spent the bulk of her career on the West End since making a splash as a last-minute standby for Effie White in a 2016 revival of Dreamgirls, is among the nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical for her performance in Oklahoma! Two-time Tony nominee Andrew Rannells is also nominated for his performance as Jim Bakker in Tammy Faye.
The Best New Musical category includes nods for Donmar Warehouse's U.K. premiere of David Yazbek and Itamar Moses' The Band's Visit, The National's Standing at the Sky's Edge, Sylvia at The Old Vic, and Elton John, Jake Shears, and James Graham's Tammy Faye at the Almeida.
Click here to see a full list of nominees, and check back at Playbill tonight for the complete list of winners.