2010 Laurence Olivier Winners Announced Sunday
Posted at 6:56 AM (PDT) on Friday, March 19, 2010

Winners of the 34th annual Laurence Olivier Awards, London's equivalent of the Tonys and the UK's most prestigious stage awards, are announced this Sunday evening, 21 March 2010.

Full coverage & entertainment

From 5pm on the night (London time), Whatsonstage.com will be reporting and tweeting live from the event, with details of winners across all 26 categories – the 25 shortlisted below and the annual Special Award given for overall career achievement - announced to you as they’re announced to the industry guests. In addition to up-to-the-minute results, our multimedia Oliviers coverage will include video footage, photo galleries, speech highlights, gossip, interactive discussion and in-depth analysis, capturing all of the event’s glitz, glamour and overall buzz.


This year’s star-studded Oliviers ceremony is hosted by Anthony Head at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, with nominees, guest presenters and other VIPs confirmed to attend including: Gillian Anderson, Rowan Atkinson, Hayley Atwell, Aneurin Barnard, Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Matthew Bourne, Derren Brown, Lorraine Burroughs, Mackenzie Crook, Michelle Dockery, David Essex, Shirley Jones, Aled Jones, Rory Kinnear, Maureen Lipman, Patina Miller, Elaine Paige, Simon Paisley Day, Tim Pigott-Smith, Kelly Price, Jonathan Pryce, Phylicia Rashad, Roger Rees, Iwan Rheon, Mark Rylance, Lesley Sharp, Tony Sheldon, Samantha Spiro, Imelda Staunton, Juliet Stevenson, Rachael Stirling, Tom Stoppard, Margaret Tyzack, Hannah Waddigham, Charlotte Wakefield, Rachel Weisz, Samuel West, Ruth Wilson, Jude Law, Kim Cattrall, Rosamund Pike, Tamsin Greig, Rupert Friend, David Essex, Arlene Phillips, Jill Halfpenny, Adam Cooper, Elaine Paige, Russell Watson, Duncan James, James Earl Jones, Larry Lamb and Barbara Windsor.

The evening’s entertainment will comprise performances from many of this year’s nominees and nominated productions, including Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Sister Act (Patina Miller), Spice Girl turned Blood Brothers star Melanie C, and, marking its 25th anniversary, casts of two Les Miserables companies performing together for the first time (See The Goss, 17 Mar 2010).

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