2011 Awards


The 2011 Award season was special on both sides of the Atlantic for very different reasons. First up, The Olivier Awards relocated to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in a star studded ceremony which was broadcast on television and live radio for the first time in many years. Offering a fantastic live production featuring performances from musicals such as Legally Blonde and Love Story the ceremony was a huge event in the theatre calendar. Stephen Sondheim was recognised with a special award, presented by Angela Lansbury who treated the audience to ‘Liaisons’ from A Little Night Music which she recently performed in New York.

On Broadway The Book of Mormon topped the charts with a record 14 nominations going on to win 9 awards. The fantastic Scottsboro Boys also received 12 nominations, although failed to win in any category. The ceremony was presented by Neil Patrick Harris and included an interactive opening number along with a duet with past host Hugh Jackman. West End transfers Jerusalem and War Horse both came off well – the first winning performance award for Rylance and the second claiming the title of Best Play.



Category 2011 Tony Awards 2011 Olivier Awards
Best Play War Horse Clybourne Park (Royal Court)
Best Musical The Book of Mormon Legally Blonde (Savoy)
Best Musical Revival Anything Goes Into the Woods (Open Air)
Best Actor Mark Rylance (Jerusalem) Rodger Allam (Henry IV 1&2, Globe)
Best Actress Frances McDormand (Good People) Nancy Carroll (After the Dance, National)
Best Actor (Musical) Norbert Leo Butz (Catch Me If You Can)  David Thaxton (Passion, Donmar)
Best Actress (Musical) Sutton Foster (Anything Goes) Sheridan Smith (Legally Blonde, Savoy)
Best Director Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker
(The Book of Mormon)
Howard Davies (The White Guard)
Best Choreographer Kathleen Marhsall (Anything Goes) Leon Baugh (Sucker Punch, Royal Court)

Neil Patrick Harris Opens the 2011 Tony Awards