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Laurence Olivier Award winners - complete list

First published 14 Feb 2003
The full list of winners and nominees of the 27th annual Laurence Olivier Awards in association with Hilton UK and Ireland are listed below.

This year's Awards Presentation, sponsored by Hilton UK and Ireland, was held today at the Lyceum Theatre. The Awards will be shown, along with the theatrical highlights of the year, on BBC TWO on February 15 at 8.30pm.

BEST ACTRESS
WINNER: Clare Higgins for VINCENT IN BRIXTON at the Cottesloe and Wyndham's
Nominees:
Anita Dobson for FROZEN at the Cottesloe
Clare Higgins for VINCENT IN BRIXTON at the Cottesloe and Wyndham's
Gwyneth Paltrow for PROOF at the Donmar Warehouse
Emily Watson for UNCLE VANYA at the Donmar Warehouse.

BEST ACTOR
WINNER: Simon Russell Beale for UNCLE VANYA at the Donmar Warehouse
Nominees:
Michael Gambon for A NUMBER at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court
Simon Russell Beale for UNCLE VANYA at the Donmar Warehouse
Mark Rylance for TWELFTH NIGHT at Shakespeare's Globe
David Tennant for LOBBY HERO at the Donmar Warehouse and New Ambassadors

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
WINNER: Essie Davis for A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at the Lyttelton
Nominees:
Essie Davis for A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at the Lyttelton
Jessica Stevenson for THE NIGHT HERON at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court
Mark Strong for TWELFTH NIGHT at the Donmar Warehouse
Sian Thomas for UP FOR GRABS at Wyndham's

THE BBC AWARD FOR BEST NEW PLAY
WINNER: VINCENT IN BRIXTON by Nicholas Wright at the Cottesloe and Wyndham's
Nominees:
JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN by Stephen Adly Guirgis at the Donmar Warehouse
THE COAST OF UTOPIA - VOYAGE, SHIPWRECK, SALVAGE by Tom Stoppard at the Olivier
THE YORK REALIST by Peter Gill at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court and the Strand
VINCENT IN BRIXTON by Nicholas Wright at the Cottesloe and Wyndham's

BEST NEW COMEDY
WINNER: THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE by Martin McDonagh at The Pit and the Garrick
Nominees:
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS - ROLEPLAY by Alan Ayckbourn at the Duchess
DINNER by Moira Buffini at The Loft
LOBBY HERO by Kenneth Lonergan at the Donmar Warehouse and New Ambassadors
THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE by Martin McDonagh at The Pit and the Garrick

BEST REVIVAL
WINNER: TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare and UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov, a version of the play by Brian Friel, in repertory at the Donmar Warehouse
Nominees:
ABIGAIL'S PARTY by Mike Leigh at the New Ambassadors
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by Tennessee Williams at the Lyttelton
TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare and UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov, a version of the play by Brian Friel, in repertory at the Donmar Warehouse
TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare at Shakespeare's Globe

THE HILTON AWARD FOR BEST NEW MUSICAL
WINNER: OUR HOUSE by Tim Firth, music and lyrics by Madness at the Cambridge
Nominees:
BOMBAY DREAMS music by A R Rahman, lyrics by Don Black, book by Meera Syal based on an idea by Shekhar Kapur and Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Apollo Victoria
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG music and lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman, adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams, based on the MGM/United Artists Motion Picture at the London Palladium
OUR HOUSE by Tim Firth, music and lyrics by Madness at the Cambridge
TABOO music and lyrics by Boy George, book by Mark Davies at The Venue


OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PRODUCTION
WINNER: ANYTHING GOES music and lyrics by Cole Porter, original book by PG Wodehouse and Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, new book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman at the Olivier
Nominees:
ANYTHING GOES music and lyrics by Cole Porter, original book by PG Wodehouse and Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, new book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman at the Olivier
OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR, Joan Littlewood's musical entertainment by Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast at the Open Air

BEST ENTERTAINMENT
WINNER: PLAY WITHOUT WORDS devised by Matthew Bourne, music by Terry Davies at the Lyttelton
Nominees:
CONTACT by Susan Stroman and John Weidman at the Queen's
ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY constructed by John Lahr, reconstructed by Elaine Stritch at The Old Vic
PLAY WITHOUT WORDS devised by Matthew Bourne, music by Terry Davies at the Lyttelton
RORY BREMNER WITH JOHN BIRD AND JOHN FORTUNE at the Albery

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL OR ENTERTAINMENT
WINNER: Joanna Riding for MY FAIR LADY at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Nominees:
Janie Dee for MY ONE AND ONLY at the Piccadilly
Joanna Riding for MY FAIR LADY at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Elaine Stritch for ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY at The Old Vic
Sarah Wildor for CONTACT at the Queen's

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL OR ENTERTAINMENT
WINNER: Alex Jennings for MY FAIR LADY at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Nominees:
Tim Flavin for MY ONE AND ONLY at the Piccadilly
Alex Jennings for MY FAIR LADY at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Michael Jibson for OUR HOUSE at the Cambridge
Euan Morton for TABOO at The Venue

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL OR ENTERTAINMENT
WINNER: Paul Baker for TABOO at The Venue
Nominees:
Paul Baker for TABOO at The Venue
Sharon D Clarke for WE WILL ROCK YOU at the Dominion
Jenny Galloway for MY ONE AND ONLY at the Piccadilly
Nichola McAuliffe for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at the London Palladium
Craig Urbani for CONTACT at the Queen's

BEST DIRECTOR
WINNER: Sam Mendes for TWELFTH NIGHT and UNCLE VANYA in repertory at the Donmar Warehouse
Nominees:
Matthew Bourne for PLAY WITHOUT WORDS at the Lyttelton
Richard Eyre for VINCENT IN BRIXTON at the Cottesloe
Edward Hall for ROSE RAGE at the Haymarket
Sam Mendes for TWELFTH NIGHT and UNCLE VANYA in repertory at the Donmar Warehouse

BEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHER
WINNER: Matthew Bourne and the Company for PLAY WITHOUT WORDS at the Lyttelton
Nominees:
Matthew Bourne and the Company for PLAY WITHOUT WORDS at the Lyttelton
Peter Darling for OUR HOUSE at the Cambridge Craig Revel Horwood for MY ONE AND ONLY at the Piccadilly
Susan Stroman for CONTACT at the Queen's

BEST SET DESIGN
WINNER: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE designed by Bunny Christie at the Lyttelton
Nominees:
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE designed by Bunny Christie at the Lyttelton
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG designed by Anthony Ward at the London Palladium
PLAY WITHOUT WORDS designed by Lez Brotherston at the Lyttelton
THE COAST OF UTOPIA - VOYAGE, SHIPWRECK, SALVAGE designed by William Dudley at the Olivier

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
WINNER: TWELFTH NIGHT designed by Jenny Tiramani at Shakespeare's Globe
Nominees:
BOMBAY DREAMS designed by Mark Thompson at the Apollo Victoria
TABOO designed by Mike Nicholls at The Venue
THE COAST OF UTOPIA - VOYAGE, SHIPWRECK, SALVAGE designed by William Dudley at the Olivier
TWELFTH NIGHT designed by Jenny Tiramani at Shakespeare's Globe

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
WINNER: THE BACCHAI designed by Peter Mumford at the Olivier
Nominees:
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE designed by Paul Pyant at the Lyttelton
PLAY WITHOUT WORDS designed by Paule Constable at the Lyttelton
THE BACCHAI designed by Peter Mumford at the Olivier
THE COAST OF UTOPIA - VOYAGE, SHIPWRECK, SALVAGE designed by David Hersey at the Olivier

BEST NEW OPERA PRODUCTION
WINNER: The Royal Opera's WOZZECK at the Royal Opera House
Nominees:
The Royal Opera's ARIADNE AUF NAXOS at the Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera's DUKE BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE/ERWARTUNG at the Royal Opera House
English National Opera's LULU at the London Coliseum
The Royal Opera's WOZZECK at the Royal Opera House

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN OPERA
WINNER: Antonio Pappano for a distinguished opening to his tenure as Music Director of The Royal Opera with ARIADNE AUF NAXOS and WOZZECK at the Royal Opera House
Nominees:
Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu for their performances in the Royal Opera's LA RONDINE at the Royal Opera House
Antonio Pappano for a distinguished opening to his tenure as Music Director of The Royal Opera with ARIADNE AUF NAXOS and WOZZECK at the Royal Opera House
Lisa Saffer for her performance in English National Opera's LULU at the London Coliseum

BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION
WINNER: Danses Concertantes' POLYPHONIA at Sadler's Wells
Nominees:
Danses Concertantes' POLYPHONIA at Sadler's Wells
Rosas' RAIN at Sadler's Wells
Rennie Harris Puremovement's ROME AND JEWELS at the Peacock Theatre
The Royal Ballet's TRYST at the Royal Opera House

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE
WINNER: Robyn Orlin for the creative originality of DADDY, I'VE SEEN THIS PIECE SIX TIMES AND I STILL DON'T KNOW WHY THEY'RE HURTING EACH OTHER at The Pit
Nominees:
The company of KONTAKTHOF presented by Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal at the Barbican
Chiaki Nagao for her performance in Northern Ballet Theatre's MADAME BUTTERFLY at Sadler's Wells
Robyn Orlin for the creative originality of DADDY, I'VE SEEN THIS PIECE SIX TIMES AND I STILL DON'T KNOW WHY THEY'RE HURTING EACH OTHER at The Pit
Christopher Wheeldon for his choreography of The Royal Ballet's TRYST at the Royal Opera House and New York City Ballet's POLYPHONIA at  Sadler's Wells

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER
WINNER: Noel Clarke for WHERE DO WE LIVE at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court
Nominees:
Noel Clarke for WHERE DO WE LIVE at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court
Toby Dantzic for WHERE DO WE LIVE at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court
Sam Heughan for OUTLYING ISLANDS at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court
Sid Mitchell for THE DEAD EYE BOY at Hampstead Theatre

MOST PROMISING PLAYWRIGHT
WINNER: Charlotte Eilenberg for THE LUCKY ONES at Hampstead Theatre
Nominees:
Charlotte Eilenberg for THE LUCKY ONES at Hampstead Theatre
Christopher Shinn for WHERE DO WE LIVE at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR
Gregory Doran and the acting ensemble for the Jacobean season at the Gielgud.

THE SOCIETY'S SPECIAL AWARD
Sam Mendes, for his 10 years as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse.