Written by: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer
Did you think the awards season was over? Not so! In England this weekend the Oliviers were handed out, honoring achievement on the stage in London’s storied West End.
And what’s this? The Yank production Hairspray took the top honors with awards for musical, actress (Leanne Jones), actor (Michael Ball) and supporting performance in a musical (Tracie Bennett). And kudos to geek favorite Chiwetel Ejiofor for his win for best actor for Othello.
Here’s the full list of winners:
"Hairspray," book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, based upon the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
"A Disappearing Number," by Simon McBurney and CompliciteNEW COMEDY
"Rafta, Rafta," by Ayub Khan-Din, based on "All in Good Time" by Bill Naughton
"Saint Joan," by George Bernard Shaw
ACTOR IN A PLAY
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Othello"
ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Kristin Scott Thomas, "The Seagull"
ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Leanne Jones, "Hairspray"
ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Michael Ball, "Hairspray"
SUPPORTING ROLE IN A PLAY
Rory Kinnear, "The Man of Mode"
SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Tracie Bennett, "Hairspray"
NEWCOMER IN A PLAY
Tom Hiddleston, "Cymbeline"
"The Magic Flute – Impempe Yomlingo," adapted from Mozart by Mark Dornford-May, words and music by Mandisi Dyantyis, Mbali Kgosidintsi, Pauline Malefane and Nolufefe Mtshabe
Rupert Goold, "Macbeth"
Toby Sedgwick, "War Horse"
"War Horse," Rae Smith and Handspring Puppet Co.
"The Man of Mode," Vicki Mortimer
"Macbeth," Howard Harrison
"Saint Joan," Paul Arditti with music by Jocelyn Pook
ACHIEVEMENT IN AN AFFILIATE THEATER
"Gone Too Far," Royal Court Upstairs
NEW DANCE PRODUCTION
"Jewels," Royal Ballet
ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE
Royal Ballet Company for "Jewels"
NEW OPERA PRODUCTION
"Pelleas et Melisande," Royal Opera
ACHIEVEMENT IN OPERA
Natalie Dessay, "La Fille du Regiment," Royal Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber