Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical
|Laurence Olivier Award
for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical
|Awarded for||Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical|
|Presented by||The Society of London Theatre|
|Currently held by||Stephen Ashfield for The Book of Mormon (2014)|
|Official website||Olivier Awards.com|
The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role 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. Unlike the Tony Awards, the Olivier Awards do not honour supporting musical performances separately. Therefore, this category is a unisex category, honouring both male and female actors.
Winners and nominees
- Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
- Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
- Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
- Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
- 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.