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Glen Hansard among Olivier winners

1 of 1 Hansard with award presenter Beverley Knight and Once collaborator Martin Lowe
Hansard with award presenter Beverley Knight and Once collaborator Martin Lowe

Singer-songwriter Glen Hansard was among the winners at the Olivier Awards in London on Sunday, with the stage version of Once picking up two awards on the night.

Hansard (music and lyrics) shared the Outstanding Achievement in Music award with Markéta Irglová (music and lyrics) and Martin Lowe (composition and arrangements) for their work on Once.

The West End production's star, Zrinka Cvitešic, was named Best Actress in a Musical.

Once at the Phoenix Theatre had been shortlisted for six awards.

Ardal O'Hanlon and Cork actress Sarah Greene had been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor and Actress categories for their performances in The Weir and The Cripple of Inishmaan respectively.

The awards were won by Jack Lowden (Ghosts) and Sharon D Clarke (The Amen Corner).

Conor McPherson's The Night Alive had been nominated in the Best New Play category but lost out to Chimerica.

Best Actor winner Rory Kinnear with Best Actress winner Lesley Manville

Best Actress in a Musical Zrinka Cvitešic for Once with Barbara Windsor and Richard Fleeshman

Stephen Ashfield, winner of the Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for The Book Of Mormon, Gavin Creel, winner of the Best Actor in a Musical Award for The Book Of Mormon, and Robert Lindsay 

Full list of winners:

Best Actor: Rory Kinnear for Othello at the National Theatre, Olivier

Best Actress: Lesley Manville for Ghosts at the Almeida Theatre & Trafalgar Studios

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jack Lowden for Ghosts at the Almeida Theatre & Trafalgar Studios

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Sharon D Clarke for The Amen Corner at the National Theatre, Olivier

American Airlines Best New Play: Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre

Best New Comedy: Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense at the Duke of York’s Theatre 

Best Director: Lyndsey Turner for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre

Best Actor in a Musical: Gavin Creel for The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre

Best Actress in a Musical: Zrinka Cvitešic for Once at the Phoenix Theatre

Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical: Stephen Ashfield for The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre

MasterCard Best New Musical: The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre

Best Revival: Ghosts at the Almeida Theatre & Trafalgar Studios

Best Musical Revival: Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Best Theatre Choreographer: Casey Nicholaw for The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre

Best Entertainment and Family: The Wind In The Willows at the Duchess Theatre

Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music: Once – Martin Lowe for composition & arrangements, Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová for music & lyrics

White Light Award for Best Lighting Design: Tim Lutkin & Finn Ross for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre, Paul Pyant and Jon Driscoll for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Best Sound Design: Carolyn Downing for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre, Gareth Owen for Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Best Costume Design: Mark Thompson for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

XL Video Award for Best Set Design: Es Devlin for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre

Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre: Handbagged at the Tricycle Theatre

Best New Dance Production: Eastman - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Sadler’s Wells for Puz/zle at Sadler’s Wells    

Outstanding Achievement in Dance: Michael Hulls for his body of lighting work including Ballet Boyz – The Talent at Sadler’s Wells

Best New Opera Production: Les Vêpres Siciliennes at the Royal Opera House

Outstanding Achievement in Opera: English Touring Opera for its brave and challenging touring productions at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

BBC Radio 2 Audience Award: Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre

Special Awards:
Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr
Michael White

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