Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical

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Laurence Olivier Award
for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Awarded for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Location  United Kingdom
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[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Performer Musical Character
1991
Karla Burns Show Boat Queenie
Sandra Browne The King and I Lady Thiang
Clive Carter Into the Woods Cinderella's Prince / Wolf
1992
Jenny Galloway The Boys from Syracuse Luce
Gregg Baker Carmen Jones Frankie
Karen Parks Carmen Jones Myrt
Martin Smith A Swell Party Soloist
1993
Janie Dee Carousel Carrie Pipperidge
Ian Bartholomew Radio Times Wilf
Clive Rowe Carousel Enoch Snow
Chris Langham Crazy for You Bella Zangler
1994
Sara Kestelman Cabaret Frau Schneider
Henry Goodman City of Angels Buddy Fidler
Barry James Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Beadle Bamford
Adrian Lester Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Anthony Hope
1995
Tracie Bennett She Loves Me Ilona
Sharon D. Clarke Once on This Island Asaka
Tara Hugo The Threepenny Opera Jenny
Berry Jones She Loves Me Stephen Kodaly
1996
Sheila Gish Company Joanne
John Bennet Jolson The Musical Epstein
Siân Phillips A Little Night Music Madame Armfeldt
Sophie Thompson Company Amy
1997
Clive Rowe Guys and Dolls Nicely Nicely Johnson
James Gillan The Who's Tommy Uncle Ernie
Hugh Ross Passion Doctor Tambourri
Tony Selby Paint Your Wagon Ben Rumson
1998
James Dreyfus Lady in the Dark Russell Paxton
Nicky Henson Enter the Guardsman Playwright / Narrator
April Nixon Damn Yankees Lola
Issy Van Randwyck Kiss Me, Kate Bianca / Lois Lane
1999
Shuler Hensley Oklahoma! Jud Fry
Wilson Jermaine Heredia Rent Angel Dumott Schunard
Jimmy Johnston Oklahoma! Will Parker
Andrew Kennedy Annie Rooster Hannigan

2000s[edit]

Year Performer Musical Character
2000
Jenny Galloway Mamma Mia! Rosie
Joseph Alessi Animal Crackers Emanuel Ravelli
Steven Houghton Spend Spend Spend Keith Nicholson
Louise Plowright Mamma Mia! Tanya
Denis Quilley Candide Candide
2001
Miles Western Pageant Miss West Coast
Rosemary Ashe The Witches of Eastwick Felicia Gabriel
Rebecca Thornhill Singin' in the Rain Lina Lamont
Taewon Yi Kim The King and I Lady Thiang
2002
Martyn Jacques Shockheaded Peter Performer
Nancy Anderson Kiss Me, Kate Bianca / Lois Lane
Michael Berresse Kiss Me, Kate Bill Calhoun
Nicholas Le Prevost My Fair Lady Colonel Hugh Pickering
2003
Paul Baker Taboo Philip Sallon
Sharon D. Clarke We Will Rock You Killer Queen
Jenny Galloway My One and Only Mickey
Nichola McAuliffe Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Baroness Bomburst
Craig Urbani Contact Performer
2004
The Chorus Jerry Springer: The Opera The Studio Audience
Tracie Bennett High Society Liz
Richard Henders Pacific Overtures Manjiro
Jérôme Pradon Pacific Overtures Shogun's Mother / French Admiral
Matthew White Ragtime Younger Brother
2005
Conleth Hill The Producers Roger de Bris
Michael Crawford The Woman in White Count Fosco
David Haig Mary Poppins George Banks
2006
Celia Imrie Acorn Antiques: The Musical! Miss. Babs
Tameka Empson The Big Life Mrs. Aphrodite
Tim Healy Billy Elliot the Musical Dad
Scarlett Strallen H.M.S. Pinafore Josephine
2007
Sheila Hancock Cabaret Frau Schneider
Anna Francolini Caroline, or Change Rose
Tom Goodman-Hill Monty Python's Spamalot Sir Lancelot
Summer Strallen The Boy Friend Maisie
2008
Tracie Bennett Hairspray Velma Von Tussle
Elinor Collett Hairspray Penny Pingleton
Shaun Escoffery Parade Jim Conley
Alistair McGowan Little Shop of Horrors Orin Scrivello
2009
Lesli Margherita Zorro Inez
Alexander Hanson Marguerite Otto
Katherine Kingsley Piaf Marlene Dietrich
Jason Pennycooke La Cage aux Folles Jean-Michel
Dave Willetts Sunset Boulevard Max

2010s[edit]

Year Performer Musical Character
2010
Iwan Rheon Spring Awakening Moritz
Sheila Hancock Sister Act Mother Superior
Maureen Lipman A Little Night Music Madame Armfeldt
Kelly Price A Little Night Music Anne Egerman
2011
Jill Halfpenny Legally Blonde Paulette Bonafonté
Josefina Gabrielle Sweet Charity Nickie
Summer Strallen Love Never Dies Meg Giry
Michael Xavier Into the Woods Cinderella's Prince / Wolf
2012
Nigel Harman Shrek the Musical Lord Farquaad
Sharon D. Clarke Ghost the Musical Oda Mae Brown
Sophie-Louise Dann Lend Me a Tenor Diana Divane
Paul Kaye Matilda the Musical Mr. Wormwood
Katherine Kingsley Singin' in the Rain Lina Lamont
2013
Leigh Zimmerman A Chorus Line Sheila
Adam Garcia Kiss Me, Kate Bill Calhoun
Debbie Kurup The Bodyguard Nicki Marron
Siân Phillips Cabaret Fraulein Schneider
2014
Stephen Ashfield The Book of Mormon Elder McKinley
Colman Domingo The Scottsboro Boys Mr. Bones
Josefina Gabrielle Merrily We Roll Along Gussie
Nigel Planer Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Grandpa Joe

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