Hamilton makes Olivier Awards history

The London production of Hamilton has become the most-nominated production in Olivier Awards history.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tale about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton has scored 13 nominations including: two for Best Actor in a Musical category, three nominations in Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical category, Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical, Best New Musical, Best Lighting Design, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Design, Best Director, Best Theatre Choreographer and Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Jez Butterworth’s Northern Irish drama, The Ferryman, has eight nominations including Best Actor, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress, two nominations in Best Actress in a Supporting Role category, Best New Play, Best Set Design and Best Director.  The National Theatre’s production of Angels In America, currently on Broadway, follows with six nominations.

Catherine Tate will host the Awards at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 8 April and they will be broadcast to the UK and worldwide.

The full list of nominations can be found on the Olivier Awards’ website.

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