LONDON • The Broadway smash Hamilton gained seven Olivier Awards on Sunday, at Britain’s massive evening for theatre.
The musical concerning the lifetime of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, which is being staged on the West End’s Victoria Palace Theatre, obtained 13 nominations, the very best ever within the historical past of the awards.
It scooped up prizes together with Best New Musical, Sound Design, Lighting Design, with its composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire successful Outstanding Achievement In Music.
Giles Terera, who performs America’s third vice-president, Aaron Burr, was named Best Actor In A Musical, with Michael Jibson successful Best Supporting Actor In A Musical for his portrayal of King George III.
The winners have been introduced at a glittering ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The Ferryman, Jez Butterworth’s drama set in the course of the violence of Northern Ireland’s “Troubles” of the 1960s to 1990s, collected three Olivier Awards: Best New Play, Best Director for Sam Mendes and Best Actress for Laura Donnelly.
Bryan Cranston gained Best Actor for his position in Network.