The Broadway-bound Prima Facie and My Neighbour Totoro were the big winners at the 2023 Olivier Awards, London's top theatrical honors. The awards were given out in a starry ceremony at Royal Albert Hall April 2, hosted by stage and screen star Hannah Waddingham. Watch the ceremony in full—including performances from Newsies, Tammy Faye, Standing at the Sky's Edge, and more—above. You can find individual performance videos below.
My Neighbour Totoro, the play based on the beloved 1988 Studio Ghibli film, took home the most wins of the evening with six awards, including Best Entertainment or Comedy Play, and Best Director for Phelim McDermott. Daniel Fish's reimagined and Tony-winning revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! won Best Musical Revival, and leading man Arthur Darvill won Best Actor in a Musical for his work as Curly.
Best New Play was awarded to Prima Facie, and Broadway-bound Killing Eve star Jodie Comer won Best Actress for her performance, a role she will reprise in the Broadway transfer beginning April 11. Standing at the Sky's Edge was named the season's Best New Musical, with Richard Hawley and Tom Deering also winning for Best Original Score or New Orchestrations. The new musical features music and lyrics by Hawley, former Pulp and Longpigs guitarist.
See the London cast of Newsies perform a medley from the Disney musical, featuring now Olivier-winning choreography by Matt Cole:
See the cast of Oklahoma! perform "I Cain't Say No" and the musical's title number:
Olivier-winning Best New Musical Standing at the Sky's Edge performs its title song:
See the cast of Sylvia perform "March, Women, March":
The cast of Donmar Warehouse's The Band's Visit performs "Omar Shariff":
Beverley Knight and the cast of Sister Act (returning to the West End next year) sing "Raise Your Voice":
The West End revival cast of Grease (also set to make an encore run) perform a megamix from the '50s musical:
Though not eligible for the 2023 honors, the West End cast of The Book of Mormon performed "Hello":
See Hannah Waddingham lead the evening's opening number:
Newcomer Shanay Holmes sang Rent's "Seasons of Love" for the ceremony's In Memoriam segment: