Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical
|Laurence Olivier Award
for Best Actor in a Musical
|Awarded for||Best Actor in a Musical|
|Presented by||The Society of London Theatre|
|Currently held by||Gavin Creel for The Book of Mormon (2014)|
|Official website||Olivier Awards.com|
The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical is an annual award presented by The Society of London Theatre in recognition of achievements in commercial British theatre. The awards were established as the Society of West End Theatre Awards in 1976, and, renamed in 1984 in honour of English actor Lord Olivier.
The Olivier Awards are the most prestigious theatrical awards in the United Kingdom and are the UK equivalent of the Tony Awards. As of 2013, the actor who holds the most awards in this category is Philip Quast, with three.
Winners and nominees
|Anton Rodgers||Songbook||Various Characters|
|Tony Britton||My Fair Lady||Henry Higgins|
|Michael Crawford||Charlie and Algernon||Charlie|
|Ben Cross||Chicago||Billy Flynn|
- London Theatre Guide (2008). "The Laurence Olivier Awards: Full List of Winners, 1976-2008" (.PDF). 1976-2008. The Society of London Theatre. p. 20. Retrieved 2008-08-30.