Hamilton, Denise Gough, Broadway-Bound The Ferryman Among 2018 Olivier Award Winners | Playbill

Awards Hamilton, Denise Gough, Broadway-Bound The Ferryman Among 2018 Olivier Award Winners Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical won seven awards at the 42nd annual ceremony.
Giles Terera and the London cast of Hamilton Matthew Murphy

The musical juggernaut Hamilton continued its years-long award streak April 8, taking home a total of seven Olivier Awards including Best New Musical.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony- and Pulitzer-winning show opened the 42nd annual ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Catherine Tate.

Denise Gough Helen Maybanks

The composer took home the award for Outstanding Achievement in Music; the musical's additional wins included actors Giles Terera and Michael Jibson, who play Aaron Burr and King George, respectively, in the West End production.


The National Theatre presentation of Angels in America, currently playing a limited Broadway engagement, was the recipient of the Best Revival award. Denise Gough, who now reprises her performance as Harper Pitt in New York, won her second Olivier for her performance.

Meanwhile, the Broadway-bound The Ferryman won Best New Play, with director Sam Mendes and star Laura Donnelly also taking home awards. Jez Butterworth's play will begin performances at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in October.

Among the additional performers to win were Girl From the North Country's Shirley Henderson and Sheila Atim and Bryan Cranston for Network.

See below for the complete list of winners.
Laura Donnelly and Paddy Considine Johan Persson

American Airlines Best New Play
The Ferryman

Mastercard Best New Musical

Best Revival
Angels In America

Magic Radio Best Musical Revival

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston (Network)

Best Actress
Laura Donnelly (The Ferryman)

Best Actor in a Musical
Giles Terera (Hamilton)

Best Actress in a Musical
Shirley Henderson (Girl From The North Country)

Best Director
Sam Mendes (The Ferryman)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Bertie Carvel (Ink)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Denise Gough (Angels In America)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Michael Jibson (Hamilton)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Sheila Atim (Girl From The North Country)

Outstanding Achievement in Music
Hamilton (Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda)

Best New Dance Production
Flight Pattern by Crystal Pite

Outstanding Achievement in Dance
Francesca Velicu for her performance in English National Ballet’s Pina Bausch’s Le Sacre Du Printemps

Best Entertainment and Family
Dick Whittington

Best Theatre Choreographer
Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton)

Best New Comedy
Labour Of Love

Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre

White Light Award for Best Lighting Design
Howell Binkley (Hamilton)

Best Sound Design
Nevin Steinberg (Hamilton)

Best Costume Design
Vicki Mortimer (Follies)

Blue-I Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design
Bob Crowley and 59 Productions (An American In Paris)

Best New Opera Production

Outstanding Achievement in Opera
Joyce DiDonato and Daniela Barcellona for their performances in Semiramide

First Look at the West End Production of Hamilton

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