|2015 Laurence Olivier Awards|
|Date||12 April 2015|
|Location||Royal Opera House|
|Hosted by||Lenny Henry|
The 2015 Laurence Olivier Awards were held on Sunday 12 April 2015 at the Royal Opera House, London. The ceremony was hosted by Lenny Henry. A highlights show was shown on ITV shortly after the live event ended.
Any new production that opened between 26 February 2014 and 25 February 2015 in a theatre represented in membership of the Society of London Theatre was eligible for consideration, provided it had performed at least 30 performances.
- 17 February: Voting opens for the Audience Award for Most Popular Show's first round (by the general public)
- 26 February: Kevin Spacey is announced as a recipient of the Special Award
- 5 March: Voting closes for the Audience Award's first round
- 9 March: Nominations announced by Lesley Manville and James McAvoy (Audience Award round two voting opens to the general public)
- 18 March: Sylvie Guillem is announced as a recipient of the Special Award
- 10 April: Voting closes for the Audience Award's final round
- 12 April: Award ceremony held
Winners and nominees
The nominations were announced on 9 March 2015 in 28 categories.
Productions with multiple nominations and awards
The following 18 productions, including one opera, received multiple nominations:
- 9: Memphis
- 8: Beautiful
- 7: A View from the Bridge
- 6: King Charles III
- 5: City of Angels, Sunny Afternoon, Wolf Hall / Bring up the Bodies
- 4: The Nether
- 3: Here Lies Love, Taken at Midnight
- 2: A Streetcar Named Desire, Cats, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Made in Dagenham, Miss Saigon, The Crucible, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
The following seven productions, including one opera, received multiple awards:
- 4: Sunny Afternoon
- 3: A View from the Bridge
- 2: Beautiful, City of Angels, Memphis, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Wolf Hall / Bring up the Bodies
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