The Olivier Awards ceremony on Sunday 13th April at the Royal Opera House , with highlights broadcast from 22:15 on ITV1. As well as ABBA’s Benny and Bjorn joining with the cast of Mamma Mia! as previously reported, further presenters and performers have been announced. Also joining the celebrations at the Olivier Awards, and in particular the 15th Anniversary Mamma Mia! celebrations will be Lisa Stokke, who played the first role of Sophie in London West End 1999. Lisa commented on Twitter today: “Amazing! Never expected that when we started out. Let’s celebrate!”
Three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters will be one of the performers at the Awards, backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra. The evening will also include a performance by tenor Joseph Calleja, who currently appears in the Royal Opera’s production of Gounod’s Faust.
As previously reported, the evening will be co-hosted by Gemma Arterton and Stephen Mangan and there will also be performances from all four of the nominees in the MasterCard Best New Musical category: including The Book Of Mormon, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Once and The Scottsboro Boys, in addition to performances from all the BBC Radio 2 Audience Awards nominees: Les Misérables, Matilda The Musical, The Phantom Of The Opera and Wicked.
Presenters include Michael Ball, Samantha Barks, Kristin Davis, Lesley Garrett, Nigel Harman, Rufus Hound, Beverley Knight, Dame Penelope Keith, Robert Lindsay, Dame Gillian Lynne, Ben Miles, Alistair McGowan, Marianela Núñez, Lesley Sharpe, Mark Strong, Luke Treadaway, Gok Wan, Ruth Wilson, Leigh Zimmerman and more to be announced.
It looks like a fun night to be had by all!
Friday 28th March 2014