Nicole Scherzinger puts on a leggy display in plunging black gown as she joins glam Cara Delevingne, Sarah Snook, Hannah Waddingham and Sheridan Smith in leading star-studded arrivals for the Olivier Awards

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Nicole Scherzinger, Cara Delevingne, Sheridan Smith, Hannah Waddingham and Sarah Snook were the picture of glamour on Sunday night as they led the star-studded arrivals at the 2024 Olivier Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Nicole, 45, ensured all eyes were on her in a plunging black gown, with a daringly high slit to showcase her long legs.

The Pussycat Dolls star flashed some major sideboob in the revealing dress, which cinched her in at her tiny waist.

The singer, who is up for Best Actress in a Musical for playing Norma Desmond in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Sunset Boulevard, boosted her height in patent leather high heels.

Nicole gave her striking look some added dramatic flair with a long silver necklace and a pair of dangling diamond earrings.

Nicole Scherzinger was the picture of glamour on Sunday night as she led the star-studded arrivals at the 2024 Olivier Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall
Cara Delevingne recently made her stage debut in the West End's award-winning revival of Cabaret as Sally Bowles
Sarah Snook is nominated for Best Actress for her one-woman West End production of Oscar Wilde's A Picture Of Dorian Gray
Sheridan Smith is also up for Best Actress for Shirley Valentine

Nicole Scherzinger, Cara Delevingne , Sarah Snook, and Sheridan Smith (L-R) were the picture of glamour on Sunday night as they led the star-studded arrivals at the 2024 Olivier Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall

Nicole, 45, ensured all eyes were on her in a plunging black gown, with a daringly high slit to showcase her long legs

Nicole, 45, ensured all eyes were on her in a plunging black gown, with a daringly high slit to showcase her long legs

The Pussycat Doll flashed some major sideboob in the revealing dress, which cinched her in at her tiny waist

The Pussycat Doll flashed some major sideboob in the revealing dress, which cinched her in at her tiny waist

Her raven black hair was styled in a neat plait and she was joined by her fiancé Thom Evans, who looked handsome in a black tuxedo and bow tie.

The smitten couple shared a look of love as they posed together, after Thom popped the question to the star last summer.

Sarah, 36, who is nominated for Best Actress, dazzled in a black velvet gown with tied bow sleeves.

She looked in cheerful spirits as she posed up a storm ahead of the ceremony, adding emerald and diamond earrings and sporting a light palette of makeup.

Sarah, known for her starring role in HBO series Succession, plays an impressive 26 characters in the one-woman West End production of Oscar Wilde’s A Picture Of Dorian Gray.

She stars as male characters including Gray and Basil Hallward as well as female characters such as actress Sibyl Vane.

Adapted and directed by Sydney Theatre Company’s artistic director Kip Williams, the play has already had successful runs in Adelaide, Auckland and Melbourne with actress Eryn Jean Norvill starring.

Hannah, 49, who is hosting the dazzling ceremony, put on a glamorous display in a glitzy purple gown.

The singer, who is up for Best Actress in a Musical, boosted her height in patent leather high heels
She starred as Norma Desmond in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Sunset Boulevard

The singer, who is up for Best Actress in a Musical, boosted her height in patent leather high heels. She starred as Norma Desmond in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Sunset Boulevard

Nicole completed her striking look with a long silver necklace and a pair of dangling diamond earrings

Nicole completed her striking look with a long silver necklace and a pair of dangling diamond earrings

Her raven black hair was styled in a neat plait and she was joined by her fiancé Thom Evans, who looked handsome in a black tuxedo and bow tie

Her raven black hair was styled in a neat plait and she was joined by her fiancé Thom Evans, who looked handsome in a black tuxedo and bow tie

The smitten couple shared a look of love as they posed together, after getting engaged last summer

The smitten couple shared a look of love as they posed together, after getting engaged last summer

Sarah, 36, who is nominated for Best Actress, dazzled in a black velvet gown with tied bow sleeves

Sarah, 36, who is nominated for Best Actress, dazzled in a black velvet gown with tied bow sleeves 

She looked in cheerful spirits as she posed up a storm ahead of the ceremony, adding emerald and diamond earrings and sporting a light palette of makeup

She looked in cheerful spirits as she posed up a storm ahead of the ceremony, adding emerald and diamond earrings and sporting a light palette of makeup 

Sarah, known for her starring role in HBO series Succession, plays an impressive 26 characters in the one-woman West End production of Oscar Wilde's A Picture Of Dorian Gray

Sarah, known for her starring role in HBO series Succession, plays an impressive 26 characters in the one-woman West End production of Oscar Wilde’s A Picture Of Dorian Gray

Hannah, 49, who is hosting the dazzling ceremony, put on a glamorous display in a glitzy purple gown

Hannah, 49, who is hosting the dazzling ceremony, put on a glamorous display in a glitzy purple gown

The actress wowed in the sexy thigh-high split dress, adorned with sparkling embellishments on the semi-sheer gown

The actress wowed in the sexy thigh-high split dress, adorned with sparkling embellishments on the semi-sheer gown

As she entered the ceremony, Hannah struck a pose on the staircase in her jaw-dropping ensemble
The actress couldn't help but play up for the cameras, pulling poses and throwing out kisses

As she entered the ceremony, Hannah struck a pose on the staircase in her jaw-dropping ensemble and couldn’t help but play up for the cameras, pulling poses and throwing out kisses

Hannah accessorised the outfit with glamorous silver jewellery and swept her blonde locks in a curly up-do while sporting radiant makeup

Hannah accessorised the outfit with glamorous silver jewellery and swept her blonde locks in a curly up-do while sporting radiant makeup

Cara, 31, showed off plenty of skin as she arrived in a show-stopping backless gown, leaving many of her tattoos on full display

Cara, 31, showed off plenty of skin as she arrived in a show-stopping backless gown, leaving many of her tattoos on full display

The sparkling number boasted a pale blue bodice with black lines criss-crossing her waist, and a bright red sequinned skirt with thigh-high slit at the back

The sparkling number boasted a pale blue bodice with black lines criss-crossing her waist, and a bright red sequinned skirt with thigh-high slit at the back 

The model-turned-actress plaited her hair into a long braid that flowed down her back and donned a pair of strappy black high heels
She kept her jewellery simple, opting for a pair of diamond stud earrings and sported a light palette of makeup to showcase her natural beauty

The model and actress plaited her hair into a long braid and donned a pair of strappy black high heels. She kept her jewellery simple, opting for a pair of diamond stud earrings and sported a light palette of makeup to showcase her natural beauty

Cara took the opportunity to pose for a photo with Nicole outside the venue ahead of the ceremony

Cara took the opportunity to pose for a photo with Nicole outside the venue ahead of the ceremony 

The actress wowed in the sexy thigh-high split dress, adorned with sparkling embellishments on the semi-sheer gown.

As she entered the ceremony, Hannah struck a pose on the staircase in her jaw-dropping ensemble and played up to the cameras.

Hannah accessorised the outfit with glamorous silver jewellery and swept her blonde locks in a curly up-do.

Cara, 31, showed off plenty of skin as she arrived in a show-stopping backless gown, leaving many of her tattoos on full display.

The sparkling number boasted a pale blue bodice with black lines criss-crossing her waist, and a bright red sequinned skirt with thigh-high slit at the back.

The model-turned-actress plaited her hair into a long braid that flowed down her back and donned a pair of strappy black high heels.

She kept her jewellery simple, opting for a pair of diamond stud earrings and sported a light palette of makeup to showcase her natural beauty.

While Sheridan, 42, who is also up for Best Actress for Shirley Valentine, put on a very daring display at the ceremony.

While Sheridan, 42, who is also up for Best Actress for Shirley Valentine, put on a very daring display at the ceremony

While Sheridan, 42, who is also up for Best Actress for Shirley Valentine, put on a very daring display at the ceremony 

The actress donned a black long-sleeved gown encrusted from head-to-toe in diamond beading, which sparkled in the daylight

The actress donned a black long-sleeved gown encrusted from head-to-toe in diamond beading, which sparkled in the daylight 

The glitzy number was completely sheer, allowing a glimpse of her toned figure and black underwear and strapless bra underneath

Sheridan toted a silver clutch in the shape of a pair of lips, and completed her racy look with sparkling earrings and an elegant updo

Sheridan toted a silver clutch in the shape of a pair of lips, and completed her racy look with sparkling earrings and an elegant updo 

Sophie Okonedo, 55, stood out from the crowd in a stunning one-shouldered gown adorned in a striped red, black and yellow pattern

Sophie Okonedo, 55, stood out from the crowd in a stunning one-shouldered gown adorned in a striped red, black and yellow pattern

The actress, who is nominated for her starring role in Medea, looked radiant as she posed for the cameras

The actress, who is nominated for her starring role in Medea, looked radiant as she posed for the cameras

Andrew Scott made a debonair arrival in a black cropped suit jacket over an eye-catching sequinned shirt, left partially unbuttoned to show a glimpse of his chest

Andrew Scott made a debonair arrival in a black cropped suit jacket over an eye-catching sequinned shirt, left partially unbuttoned to show a glimpse of his chest

The actor, who is nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Vanya, added matching flared trousers and a pair of smart shiny dress shoes

The actor, who is nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Vanya, added matching flared trousers and a pair of smart shiny dress shoes 

The actress donned a black long-sleeved gown encrusted from head-to-toe in diamond beading, which sparkled in the daylight.

The glitzy number was completely sheer, allowing a glimpse of her toned figure and black underwear and strapless bra underneath.

Sheridan toted a silver clutch in the shape of a pair of lips, and completed her racy look with sparkling earrings and an elegant updo.

Sophie Okonedo, 55, stood out from the crowd in a stunning one-shouldered gown adorned in a striped red, black and yellow pattern.

The actress, who is nominated for her starring role in Medea, looked radiant as she posed for the cameras and added chunky gold hoop earrings and a pair of black leather gloves for an extra edgy look.

Andrew Scott made a debonair arrival in a black cropped suit jacket over an eye-catching sequinned shirt, left partially unbuttoned to show a glimpse of his chest.

The actor, who is nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Vanya, added matching flared trousers and a pair of smart shiny dress shoes. 

He will be going up against David Tennant for the award, who put on an equally dapper display with his wife Georgia. 

He will be going up against David Tennant for the award, who put on an equally dapper display with his wife Georgia

He will be going up against David Tennant for the award, who put on an equally dapper display with his wife Georgia

The Doctor Who star, 52, looked incredibly handsome in a gold and black velour blazer, teamed with smart trousers and shoes

The Doctor Who star, 52, looked incredibly handsome in a gold and black velour blazer, teamed with smart trousers and shoes

His beloved wife Georgia, 39, oozed elegance in a long-sleeve midi dress with a bejewelled plunging bustier

His beloved wife Georgia, 39, oozed elegance in a long-sleeve midi dress with a bejewelled plunging bustier

The loved-up couple looked happier than ever as they posed arm-in-arm at the glitzy bash before heading into the ceremony

The loved-up couple looked happier than ever as they posed arm-in-arm at the glitzy bash before heading into the ceremony 

Tanya Reynolds looked sensational as she debuted a glam transformation for the ceremony, looking a far cry from her Sex Education character
The actress, 32, played Lily Iglehart - a fantasy-obsessed student with a penchant for erotic alien comics - in the Netflix series

Tanya Reynolds looked sensational as she debuted a glam transformation for the ceremony, looking a far cry from her Sex Education character. The actress, 32, played Lily Iglehart – a fantasy-obsessed student with a penchant for erotic alien comics – in the Netflix series

Tanya is nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the political thriller A Mirror - in which she stars alongside Trainspotting actor Jonny Lee Miller

Tanya is nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the political thriller A Mirror – in which she stars alongside Trainspotting actor Jonny Lee Miller 

For the ceremony, Tanya donned a sleek black velvet off-the-shoulder gown which was adorned with white bows and flowers
The floor-length gown had a short train which trailed behind the statuesque actress - whose brunette locks were slicked back

For the ceremony, Tanya donned a sleek black velvet off-the-shoulder gown which was adorned with white bows and flowers. The floor-length gown had a short train which trailed behind the statuesque actress – whose brunette locks were slicked back 

The Doctor Who star, 52, looked incredibly handsome in a gold and black velour blazer, teamed with smart trousers and shoes.

His beloved wife Georgia, 39, oozed elegance in a long-sleeve midi dress with a bejewelled plunging bustier.

The loved-up couple looked happier than ever as they posed arm-in-arm at the glitzy bash before heading into the ceremony.

Tanya Reynolds looked sensational as she debuted a glam transformation for the ceremony, looking a far cry from her Sex Education character.

The actress, 32, played Lily Iglehart – a fantasy-obsessed student with a penchant for erotic alien comics – in the Netflix series.

Tanya is nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the political thriller A Mirror – in which she stars alongside Trainspotting actor Jonny Lee Miller. 

For the ceremony, Tanya donned a sleek black velvet off-the-shoulder gown which was adorned with white bows and flowers. 

The floor-length gown had a short train which trailed behind the statuesque actress – whose brunette locks were slicked back. 

James Norton looked dapper in grey tweed double breasted blazer and trousers, while sporting curly hair and glasses

James Norton looked dapper in grey tweed double breasted blazer and trousers, while sporting curly hair and glasses

The actor, who is nominated for his leading role in A Little Life, added a black tied and chunky matching boots

The actor, who is nominated for his leading role in A Little Life, added a black tied and chunky matching boots

Marisha Wallace put on a show-stopping display in a figure-hugging gold gown, that showcased her sensational figure

Marisha Wallace put on a show-stopping display in a figure-hugging gold gown, that showcased her sensational figure

The glamorous dress was completely covered in sequins and boasted a mini train, while Marisha added to the sparkle with silver earrings

The glamorous dress was completely covered in sequins and boasted a mini train, while Marisha added to the sparkle with silver earrings

The Celebrity Big Brother star - who is up for Best Actress in a Musical for Guys and Dolls - matched her makeup to her outfit, with glittery eyeshadow

The Celebrity Big Brother star – who is up for Best Actress in a Musical for Guys and Dolls – matched her makeup to her outfit, with glittery eyeshadow

Ruth Jones looked world's away from her Gavin and Stacey character Nessa Jenkins at the ceremony

Ruth Jones looked world’s away from her Gavin and Stacey character Nessa Jenkins at the ceremony

The actress, 57, who's currently treading the boards in Sister Act The Musical , was the epitome of elegance in a gorgeous green gown

The actress, 57, who’s currently treading the boards in Sister Act The Musical , was the epitome of elegance in a gorgeous green gown

She accessorised with a pair of pearl stud earrings and opted for a minimal make-up look, consisting of a dark pink lip. 

James Norton looked dapper in grey tweed double breasted blazer and trousers, while sporting curly hair and glasses.

The actor, who is nominated for his leading role in A Little Life, added a black tie and chunky matching boots.

Marisha Wallace put on a show-stopping display in a figure-hugging gold gown, that showcased her sensational figure. 

The glamorous dress was completely covered in sequins and boasted a mini train, while Marisha added to the sparkle with silver earrings.

The Celebrity Big Brother star – who is up for Best Actress in a Musical for Guys and Dolls – matched her makeup to her outfit, with glittery eyeshadow.

Ruth Jones looked world’s away from her Gavin and Stacey character Nessa Jenkins at the ceremony.

The actress, 57, who’s currently treading the boards in Sister Act The Musical, was the epitome of elegance in a gorgeous green gown. 

Patricia Clarkson looked regal in a black gown covered in gold sequinned lines, boasting a small train

Patricia Clarkson looked regal in a black gown covered in gold sequinned lines, boasting a small train

One of the Best Actor nominees, Joseph Fiennes, looked handsome in a black suit and coordinating bow tie

One of the Best Actor nominees, Joseph Fiennes, looked handsome in a black suit and coordinating bow tie

The actor, 53, was joined by his wife Maria Dolores Dieguez, who looked elegant in a black gown with fringed sleeves

The actor, 53, was joined by his wife Maria Dolores Dieguez, who looked elegant in a black gown with fringed sleeves

Joseph stopped to take a selfie with British playwright and screenwriter James Graham, who created Dear England - which Joseph stars in

Joseph stopped to take a selfie with British playwright and screenwriter James Graham, who created Dear England – which Joseph stars in

Michelle Visage was sizzling in sequins, as she sported a bejewelled mini-dress with thigh-high boots

Michelle Visage was sizzling in sequins, as she sported a bejewelled mini-dress with thigh-high boots

The halterneck dress worn by Michelle - who is set to present an award at the ceremony - was complete with black leather lining and a satin skirt, which had a sash of fabric hanging down

The halterneck dress worn by Michelle – who is set to present an award at the ceremony – was complete with black leather lining and a satin skirt, which had a sash of fabric hanging down

The Ru Paul's Drag Race judge, 55, paired the glittering piece with black suede boots complete with silver metallic toe studs and donned a huge set of diamond drop earrings

The Ru Paul’s Drag Race judge, 55, paired the glittering piece with black suede boots complete with silver metallic toe studs and donned a huge set of diamond drop earrings 

Her signature black and grey locks were styled in bouncy waves, while she opted for a striking brown smokey eye and a nude lip

Her signature black and grey locks were styled in bouncy waves, while she opted for a striking brown smokey eye and a nude lip

Ruth’s chic dress featured a matching cape which draped over her shoulders as she made her way along the star-studded red carpet. 

She completed the look with gold jewellery, including eye catching chandelier earrings and toted her essentials in a sparkly clutch.

Michelle Visage was sizzling in sequins, as she sported a bejewelled mini-dress with thigh-high boots.

The halterneck dress worn by Michelle – who is set to present an award at the ceremony – was complete with black leather lining and a satin skirt, which had a sash of fabric hanging down. 

The Ru Paul’s Drag Race judge, 55, paired the glittering piece with black suede boots complete with silver metallic toe studs and donned a huge set of diamond drop earrings.  

Her signature black and grey locks were styled in bouncy waves, while she opted for a striking brown smokey eye and a nude lip. 

Theatreland will pay homage to the greatest performances of the year when the 2024 Olivier Awards with Mastercard get underway at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday evening. 

Launched in 1976, the annual ceremony – widely regarded as the most prestigious of its kind – honours the best of London’s vibrant West End theatre schedule. 

Anna Maxwell Martin stunned in a glamorous off-the-shoulder blouse with voluminous sleeves, sporting a bright pink lip for a pop of colour

Anna Maxwell Martin stunned in a glamorous off-the-shoulder blouse with voluminous sleeves, sporting a bright pink lip for a pop of colour

The actress paired the top with a pair of wide-legged black trousers and pointed white high heels

The actress paired the top with a pair of wide-legged black trousers and pointed white high heels

Michael Sheen graciously handed out autographs to the waiting fans as he made his way into the ceremony

Michael Sheen graciously handed out autographs to the waiting fans as he made his way into the ceremony

The actor, 55, was joined by his wife Anna Lundberg, 30, who looked ethereal in a floaty strapless white gown

The actor, 55, was joined by his wife Anna Lundberg, 30, who looked ethereal in a floaty strapless white gown

Freema Agyeman stunned in a sequinned fish tail gown with racy cut outs from the Fall/Winter 2023 Michael Kors Collection

Freema Agyeman stunned in a sequinned fish tail gown with racy cut outs from the Fall/Winter 2023 Michael Kors Collection  

Best Director nominee Sam Mendes arrived in a smart all-black ensemble, opting for a tuxedo with a matching coloured tie and shirt

Best Director nominee Sam Mendes arrived in a smart all-black ensemble, opting for a tuxedo with a matching coloured tie and shirt

Callum Scott Howells brought the style in a pale blue shiny suit, teamed with metallic silver loafers

Callum Scott Howells brought the style in a pale blue shiny suit, teamed with metallic silver loafers

Bonnie Langford looked the epitome of stylish in a black jumpsuit with gold sequin and beaded detailing

Bonnie Langford looked the epitome of stylish in a black jumpsuit with gold sequin and beaded detailing

Jack Wolfe, who is up for Best Actor in a supporting role in a musical for Next to Normal, looked fashion forward in a black coat, collared shirt and satin neckerchief

Jack Wolfe, who is up for Best Actor in a supporting role in a musical for Next to Normal, looked fashion forward in a black coat, collared shirt and satin neckerchief

Sunday’s show will once again be presented by seasoned stage and screen star Hannah Waddingham, who returns for the second consecutive year following her consummate job as compere in 2023. 

Individual presenters on the night will include Dominic West, Michael Ball, Michael Sheen, Rosalind Plowright, Sir Lenny Henry and Michelle Visage. 

Nominations for the 2024 ceremony were announced on March 12, with Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Snook and Sheridan Smith all receiving nods.

Hollywood star Sarah Jessica Parker is also nominated for Best Actress courtesy of her role in Plaza Suite; she will battle it out against Sheridan for Shirley Valentine and Sarah for her remarkable one-woman performance of The Picture of Dorian Gray.

James Norton and Andrew Scott are also in the running Best Actor for their performances in A Little Life and Vanya, respectively.

Nicole’s hit musical Sunset Boulevard scored an impressive feat by landing 11 nominations, including best actress in a musical while her co-star Tom Francis is up for best actor in a musical.

The Pussycat Doll plays Norma Desmond in the atmospheric musical which is currently on its third West End revival at the Savoy theatre.

Meanwhile former Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica is starring alongside her husband Matthew Broderick in Plaza Suite at the Savoy Theatre.

Arlene Phillips, who is up for the Gillian Lynne Award for best theatre choreographer, dazzled in a black ruffled gown with sheer sleeves

Arlene Phillips, who is up for the Gillian Lynne Award for best theatre choreographer, dazzled in a black ruffled gown with sheer sleeves

Myles Frost caught the eye in a black velvet jacket with beaded detailing over a silk shirt, which he left partially unbuttoned, and sported sunglasses

Myles Frost caught the eye in a black velvet jacket with beaded detailing over a silk shirt, which he left partially unbuttoned, and sported sunglasses

Edward Enninful looked suave in a classic black suit, white shirt and small bow tie, while donning tinted shades

Edward Enninful looked suave in a classic black suit, white shirt and small bow tie, while donning tinted shades

Adrian Lester looked sharp in a black shirt and tie, with a button down tunic layered over the top, embroidered in a blue floral design

Adrian Lester looked sharp in a black shirt and tie, with a button down tunic layered over the top, embroidered in a blue floral design

Freddie Fox opted for a classic black tuxedo with a cream satin pocket square, but elevated the look by adding a sequinned black tie

Freddie Fox opted for a classic black tuxedo with a cream satin pocket square, but elevated the look by adding a sequinned black tie

This latest revival, which is considered a limited run, kicked off on January 17, and is expected to go for 10 weeks, until March 30. 

In the play, originally was performed on Broadway’s Plymouth Theatre in 1968, the two world-class actors play three different couples in one famous hotel room.

Meanwhile, James and Andrew are up against David Tennant for Macbeth and Joseph Fiennes in Dear England for Best Actor.

Dear England, written by James Graham, sees Joseph star as England manager Gareth Southgate for the play at the National Theatre.

The play shines a light on the pressures of penalties and Gareth’s ‘cultural reform’ of the England men’s national team in his six years as manager.

It is nominated for nine awards including Joseph for Best Actor, Gina McKee for Best Actress in a supporting role, Rupert Goold for Best Director and Best New Play.

Andrew brings to life multiple characters in adapter and co-creators Simon Stephens’ radical new version of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

Comedic and tragic, Anton’s examination of people’s shared humanity – hopes, dreams, regrets – is thrust into sharp focus in the production.

This play explores the ‘kaleidoscope of human emotions, harnessing the power of the intimate bond between actor and audience to delve deeper into the human psyche’.

Olivier awards 2024: Full nominations list

Best actor in a musical

David Cumming for Operation Mincemeat 

Tom Francis for Sunset Boulevard 

Daniel Mays for Guys and Dolls

Charlie Stemp for Crazy for You

 

Best actress in a musical

Natasha Hodgson for Operation Mincemeat 

Caissie Levy for Next to Normal

Nicole Scherzinger for Sunset Boulevard

Marisha Wallace for Guys and Dolls

Best actress

Laura Donnelly for The Hills of California

Sophie Okonedo for Medea

Sarah Jessica Parker for Plaza Suite 

Sheridan Smith for Shirley Valentine 

Sarah Snook for The Picture of Dorian Gray

 

Best actor

Joseph Fiennes for Dear England 

Mark Gatiss for The Motive and the Cue 

James Norton for A Little Life

Andrew Scott for Vanya 

David Tennant for Macbeth

 

Best new play

Dear England by James Graham 

The Hills of California by Jez Butterworth 

The Motive and the Cue by Jack Thorne 

Till the Stars Come Down by Beth Steel

 

Best new musical

The Little Big Things, music by Nick Butcher, lyrics by Nick Butcher and Tom Ling, book by Joe White 

Next to Normal, music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Operation Mincemeat, music, lyrics and book by David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoë Roberts 

A Strange Loop, music, lyrics and book by Michael R Jackson

 

Best actress in a supporting role in a musical

Grace Hodgett Young for Sunset Boulevard 

Zoë Roberts for Operation Mincemeat 

Amy Trigg for The Little Big Things 

Eleanor Worthington-Cox for Next to Normal

 

Best actor in a supporting role in a musical

Jak Malone for Operation Mincemeat 

Cedric Neal for Guys and Dolls 

David Thaxton for Sunset Boulevard 

Jack Wolfe for Next to Normal

 

Best actor in a supporting role

Will Close for Dear England

Paul Hilton for An Enemy of the People 

Giles Terera for Clyde’s

Luke Thompson for A Little Life

Zubin Varla for A Little Life

 

Best actress in a supporting role

Lorraine Ashbourne for Till the Stars Come Down 

Priyanga Burford for An Enemy of the People

Haydn Gwynne for When Winston Went to War With the Wireless

Gina McKee for Dear England

Olivier Tanya Reynolds for A Mirror

 

Noël Coward award for best new entertainment or comedy play

Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo and Franca Rame

Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Stranger Things: The First Shadow by Kate Trefry

Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial, adapted by Liv Hennessy

 

Best Family Show 

Bluey’s Big Play by Joe Brumm 

Dinosaur World Live by Derek Bond 

The House With Chicken Legs adapted by Oliver Lansley

The Smeds and the Smoos adapted by Tall Stories 

 

Gillian Lynne award for best theatre choreographer

Fabian Aloise for Sunset Boulevard

Ellen Kane and Hannes Langolf for Dear England

Arlene Phillips with James Cousins for Guys and Dolls

Mark Smith for The Little Big Things

Susan Stroman for Crazy for You

 

Best Costume Design

Bunny Christie and Deborah Andrews for Guys and Dolls

Ryan Dawson Laight for La Cage Aux Folles

Hugh Durrant for Peter Pan

Marg Horwell for The Picture of Dorian Gray

 

Best Revival

The Effect by Lucy Prebble

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell 

Vanya by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Simon Stephens

 

Best musical revival 

Groundhog Day, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin

Guys and Dolls, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows 

Hadestown, music, lyrics and book by Anaïs Mitchell

Sunset Boulevard, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics and book by Don Black and Christopher Hampton

 

Best Sound Design

Paul Arditti for Stranger Things: The First Shadow 

Dan Balfour and Tom Gibbins for Dear England

Adam Fisher for Sunset Boulevard 

Gareth Fry for Macbeth

 

Outstanding Musical Contribution

Tom Brady for Musical Supervision and Arrangements and Charlie Rosen for Orchestrations for Guys and Dolls 

Matt Brind for Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations for Just for One Day

Steve Sidwell for Orchestrations and Joe Bunker for Musical Direction for Operation Mincemeat

Alan Williams for Musical Supervision and Musical Direction for Sunset Boulevard

 

Best set design  

Miriam Buether for Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Bunny Christie for Guys and Dolls

Es Devlin and Ash J Woodward Dear England

Soutra Gilmour and Nathan Amzi and Joe Ransom for Sunset Boulevard

Best lighting design

Jon Clark for Dear England

Jon Clark for Stranger Things: The First Shadow 

Paule Constable for Guys and Dolls

Jack Knowles for Sunset Boulevard

Best new opera production

Blue by the English National Opera 

Innocence by the Royal Opera 

Picture a Day Like This by the Royal Opera 

The Rhinegold by the English National Opera

 

Outstanding achievement in opera

Antonio Pappano for his role as Musical Director of the Royal Opera House

Belarus Free Theatre Company for King Stakh’s Wild Hunt

Marina Abramović for 7 Deaths of Maria Callas

Outstanding achievement in dance

Isabela Coracy for her performance in NINA: By Whatever Means, part of Ballet Black: Pioneers

Jonzi D for his artistic direction of Breakin’ Convention 2023 International festival of hip-hop Dance theatre

Rhiannon Faith for her community focused conception of Lay Down Your Burdens at The Pit

 

Outstanding achievement in affiliate theatre

Blue Mist by Mohamed-Zain Dada at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court theatre

A Playlist for The Revolution by AJ Yi at the Bush theatre

Sleepova by Matilda Feyişayo at the Bush theatre

The Swell by Isley Lynn at Orange Tree theatre

The Time Machine: A Comedy by Steven Canny and John Nicholson at the Park theatre

 

Sir Peter Hall award for best director

Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin for Stranger Things: The First Shadow at the Phoenix theatre

Rupert Goold for Dear England at the National Theatre – Olivier and Prince Edward theatre

Jamie Lloyd for Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy theatre

Sam Mendes for The Motive and the Cue at the National Theatre – Lyttelton and Noël Coward theatre