West End Musical cabaret Proved to be a hot ticket at the Olivier Awards this year when the show scooped up seven gongs, including praise for stars Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley.
The revival of the hit show that transformed the West End’s Playhouse Theater into the Kit Kat Club won seven of the eleven awards for which it was nominated.
It won Best Musical Revival, while Redmayne won Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Emcee, the flamboyant master of ceremonies. Buckley won Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Sally Bowles.
Liza Sadovy won Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role on the show, while Elliot Levey won Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.
Rebecca Frecknall won Best Director for her direction of the production, which also won Best Sound.
Life of Pi: Shipwreck with Tiger, based on Yann Martel’s Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, received five awards at the ceremony, including Best New Play.
Star Hiran Abeysekera took home Best Actor, while the seven actors who play the tiger shared Best Supporting Actor.
Abeysekera tells PA in the winners’ room that taking on the role was “pretty scary” at first given how popular the book is, but they said they had “something special” after their first dress run.
Fred David, one of Tiger’s seven actors, said during his acceptance speech that the award was “phenomenal” and a “milestone moment in puppetry across the board.”
He added, “Hopefully it opens the door for more puppets in central roles in theater in the future.”
Sheila Atim won Best Actress constellations, which has been called the best revival while Back to the Future won the award for best new musical.
Liz Carr won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in a normal heart during Pride and Prejudice (sort of) won Best Entertainment or Comedy Play.
The awards were presented in a star-studded ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/news/olivier-awards-2022-winners-cabaret-b2055252.html Olivier Awards: Eddie Redmayne’s Cabaret wins at the Theater Ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall