Lily Allen and Eddie Redmayne land Olivier Awards 2022 nominations

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9 Mar 2022, 09:34

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The stars of the stage have been recognised with the Olivier Awards 2022 nominations.

Lily Allen earned her first Olivier nod for her theatrical debut in 2:22 A Ghost Story.

Other big-name nominees include Eddie Redmayne, for his role as eccentric Emcee in Cabaret. The musical, which transformed the West End’s Playhouse Theatre into the Kit Kat Club, also garnered the most nominations, with 11 in total. 

Eddie will face off against Olly Dobson for the musical adaptation of Back To The Future, Arinze Kene for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical and Robert Lindsay for Anything Goes.

Jessie Buckley also bagged a nod for Cabaret, and The Crown’s Emma Corrin was nominated for her role in Anna X.

Life Of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre and the revival of Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre both received nine nominations each.

Back To The Future - The Musical earned seven nominations, while Moulin Rouge! The Musical was shortlisted for five prizes.

As reported by Sky News, Julian Bird, executive producer of the Olivier Awards, said: "I want to offer enormous congratulations to all the 2022 Olivier Awards nominees.

"This year's fantastic array truly demonstrates the breadth and diversity of London's world-leading theatre industry, and its extraordinary creativity and resilience during an extremely challenging period for our sector.

"After a two-year hiatus, we are delighted to be able to bring the theatre community together again to celebrate our brightest talents.

"I'm sure the atmosphere in the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 10 April will be absolutely electric."

The Olivier Awards ceremony, hosted by Jason Manford, will take place on April 10 at the Royal Albert Hall.

Here is the shortlist of Olivier Awards 2022 nominations.  

Best Actress

Lily Allen, for 2:22 A Ghost Story

Sheila Atim, for Constellations

Emma Corrin, for Anna X

Cush Jumbo, for Hamlet

Best Actor

Hiran Abeysekera, for Life of Pi

Ben Daniels, for The Normal Heart

Omari Douglas, for Constellations

Charles Edwards, for Best of Enemies

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

7 actors who play the Tiger, for Life of Pi

Dino Fetscher, for The Normal Heart

Nathaniel Parker, for The Mirror and the Light

Danny Lee Wynter, for The Normal Heart

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Tori Burgess, for Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of)

Liz Carr, for The Normal Heart

Christina Gordon, for Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of)

Akiya Henry, for The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Actor in a Musical

Olly Dobson, for Back to the Future the Musical

Arinzé Kene, for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

Robert Lindsay, for Anything Goes

Eddie Redmayne, for Cabaret

Best Actress in a Musical

Jessie Buckley, for Cabaret

Sutton Foster, for Anything Goes

Beverley Knight, for The Drifters Girl

Stephanie McKeon, for Frozen

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Gabrielle Brooks, for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, for Cinderella

Carly Mercedes Dyer, for Anything Goes

Liza Sadovy, for Cabaret

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Clive Carter, for Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Hugh Coles, for Back to the Future the Musical

Elliot Levey, for Cabaret

Gary Wilmot, for Anything Goes

Best New Play

2:22 A Ghost Story

Best of Enemies


Life of Pi

Best New Musical

Back to the Future the Musical

The Drifters Girl


Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical