Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival

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Laurence Olivier Award
for Best Musical Revival
Awarded for Best Musical Revival
Location  United Kingdom
Presented by The Society of London Theatre
Currently held by Merrily We Roll Along (2014)
Official website Olivier Awards.com

The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival 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.

From 1997 to 2007, the award was presented as Outstanding Musical Production.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Musical Book Music Lyrics
1991
Show Boat Oscar Hammerstein II Jerome Kern Oscar Hammerstein II
The Fantasticks Tom Jones Harvey Schmidt Tom Jones
The Rocky Horror Show Richard O'Brien
1992
The Boys from Syracuse George Abbott Richard Rodgers Lorenz Hart
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Frank Dunlop Andrew Lloyd Webber Tim Rice
1993
Carousel Oscar Hammerstein II Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II
Annie Get Your Gun Herbert and Dorothy Fields Irving Berlin
Lady, Be Good Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson George and Ira Gershwin
1994
Sweeney Todd Hugh Wheeler Stephen Sondheim
Cabaret Joe Masteroff John Kander Fred Ebb
Grease Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
The Beggar's Opera John Gay
1995
She Loves Me Joe Masteroff Jerry Bock Sheldon Harnick
The Card Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall Tony Hatch Anthony Drewe
Oliver! Lionel Bart
The Threepenny Opera Bertolt Brecht Kurt Weill Bertolt Brecht
1997
The Who's Tommy Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff Pete Townshend
By Jeeves Alan Ayckbourn Andrew Lloyd Webber Alan Ayckbourn
Jesus Christ Superstar Tom O'Horgan Andrew Lloyd Webber Tim Rice
Smokey Joe's Cafe Jerry Zaks Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
1998
Chicago Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse John Kander Fred Ebb
Damn Yankees George Abbott and Douglass Wallop Richard Adler Jerry Ross
Kiss Me, Kate Samuel and Bella Spewack Cole Porter
1999
Oklahoma! Oscar Hammerstein II Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II
Annie Thomas Meehan Charles Strouse Martin Charnin
Into the Woods James Lapine Stephen Sondheim
Show Boat Oscar Hammerstein II Jerome Kern Oscar Hammerstein II

2000s[edit]

Year Musical Book Music Lyrics
2000
Candide Hugh Wheeler Leonard Bernstein Richard Wilbur
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart Stephen Sondheim
Dick Whittington Gillian Lynne, Stephen Clarke and Chris Walker
The Pajama Game George Abbott and Richard Bissell Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
2001
Singin' in the Rain Betty Comden and Adolph Green Nacio Herb Brown Arthur Freed
H.M.S. Pinafore W. S. Gilbert Arthur Sullivan W. S. Gilbert
The King and I Oscar Hammerstein II Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II
The Mikado W. S. Gilbert Arthur Sullivan W. S. Gilbert
The Pirates of Penzance W. S. Gilbert Arthur Sullivan W. S. Gilbert
2002
My Fair Lady Alan Jay Lerner Frederick Loewe Alan Jay Lerner
Kiss Me, Kate Samuel and Bella Spewack Cole Porter
South Pacific Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II
2003
Anything Goes Timothy Crouse and John Weidman Cole Porter
Oh, What a Lovely War! Joan Littlewood and Theatre Workshop Various Artists
2004
Pacific Overtures John Weidman and Hugh Wheeler Stephen Sondheim
High Society Arthur Kopit Cole Porter Cole Porter and Susan Birkenhead
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Frank Dunlop Andrew Lloyd Webber Tim Rice
Tell Me on a Sunday Don Black Andrew Lloyd Webber Don Black
2005
Grand Hotel Luther Davis Robert Wright and George Forrest
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart Stephen Sondheim
Simply Heavenly Langston Hughes David Martin Langston Hughes
Sweeney Todd Hugh Wheeler Stephen Sondheim
2006
Guys and Dolls Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Frank Loesser
H.M.S. Pinafore W. S. Gilbert Arthur Sullivan W. S. Gilbert
2007
Sunday in the Park with George James Lapine Stephen Sondheim
Cabaret Joe Masteroff John Kander Fred Ebb
Evita Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber Tim Rice
The Sound of Music Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II
2008
The Magic Flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Mark Dornford-May Various Artists
Fiddler on the Roof Joseph Stein Jerry Bock Sheldon Harnick
Little Shop of Horrors Howard Ashman Alan Menken Howard Ashman
2009
La Cage aux Folles Harvey Fierstein Jerry Herman
Piaf Pam Gems Various Artists
Sunset Boulevard Don Black and Christopher Hampton Andrew Lloyd Webber Don Black and Christopher Hampton
West Side Story Arthur Laurents Leonard Bernstein Stephen Sondheim

2010s[edit]

Year Musical Book Music Lyrics
2010
Hello, Dolly! Michael Stewart Jerry Herman
Annie Get Your Gun Herbert and Dorothy Fields Irving Berlin
A Little Night Music Hugh Wheeler Stephen Sondheim
Oliver! Lionel Bart
2011
Into the Woods James Lapine Stephen Sondheim
Passion James Lapine Stephen Sondheim
Sweet Charity Neil Simon Cy Coleman Dorothy Fields
2012
Crazy for You Ken Ludwig George Gershwin Ira Gershwin
Singin' in the Rain Betty Comden and Adolph Green Nacio Herb Brown Arthur Freed
South Pacific Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II
The Wizard of Oz Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams Andrew Lloyd Webber and Harold Arlen Tim Rice and E. Y. Harburg
2013
Sweeney Todd Hugh Wheeler Stephen Sondheim
A Chorus Line James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante Marvin Hamlisch Edward Kleban
Cabaret Joe Masteroff John Kander Fred Ebb
Kiss Me, Kate Samuel and Bella Spewack Cole Porter
2014
Merrily We Roll Along George Furth Stephen Sondheim
The Sound of Music Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II
Tell Me on a Sunday Don Black Andrew Lloyd Webber Don Black

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