|2018 Laurence Olivier Awards|
|Date||8 April 2018|
|Location||Royal Albert Hall, London|
|Hosted by||Catherine Tate|
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Any new production that opened between 22 February 2017 and 21 February 2018 in a theatre represented in the membership of the Society of London Theatre is eligible for consideration, provided it has performed at least 30 performances.
- 2 March: Catherine Tate announced as the host.
- 6 March: Nominations announced by Alexandra Burke and Elaine Page on Facebook Live
- 8 April: Award ceremony held
Winners and nominees
The nominations were announced on 6 March 2018 in 25 categories.
Productions with multiple wins and nominations
The following productions received multiple awards:
The following productions, including one opera, received multiple nominations:
- 13: Hamilton
- 10: Follies
- 8: The Ferryman
- 6: Angels in America
- 5: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Girl from the North Country
- 4: Ink, Network
- 3: 42nd Street, An American in Paris, Hamlet, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Young Frankenstein
- 2: Dick Whittington, Oslo, Semiramide
Hamilton broke the record for most nominations by a single production with 13 nominations. This title was previously held by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the 2017 ceremony and Hairspray at the 2008 ceremony; both received 11 nominations.
- The cast of Hamilton performing 'Alexander Hamilton'
- Lesley Joseph and the cast of Young Frankenstein performing 'Puttin' On the Ritz'
- Tracie Bennett from Follies performing 'I'm Still Here'
- Clare Halse and the cast of 42nd Street performing '42nd Street'
- John McCrea and the cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie performing 'And You Don't Even Know It'
- Sheila Atim and the cast of Girl From The North Country performing 'Tight Connection To My Heart'
- Chita Rivera, Andy Karl and Adam J. Bernard and choir of the Arts Education School performing 'Somewhere' from West Side Story during the In Memoriam section and celebrating 60 years since the original London production.
- Jason Donovan, Linzi Hateley, Lee Mead, Preeya Kalidas, Joe McElderry and Danielle Hope performing the prologue and 'Any Dream Will Do' from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the show.
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- Staff, Variety (8 April 2018). "'Hamilton' Takes Home Seven Olivier Awards, Including Best New Musical".
- Codrea-Rado, Anna (9 April 2018). "'Hamilton' Wins Big at Olivier Awards, Taking 7 Trophies" – via NYTimes.com.
- "Frequently Asked Questions". olivierawards.com.
- "Kenneth Branagh announced as Special Award winner at the Olivier Awards".
- "Olivier awards 2018: complete list of nominations". The Guardian. 2018-03-06. Retrieved 2018-03-06.