Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Musical

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Laurence Olivier Award
for Best Performance in a Musical
Awarded forBest Performance in a Musical
Location United Kingdom
Presented byThe Society of London Theatre
Currently held byElaine Paige for Evita (1978)
WebsiteOlivier Awards.com

The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Musical was 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.

This award category was included at only two ceremonies, before being replaced by the awards for Best Actress in a Musical and Best Actor in a Musical.

Award winners[edit]

1970s[edit]

Year Performer Musical Character
1977
Anna Sharkey Maggie Maggie Wylie
Charles Augins Bubbling Brown Sugar Performer
Helen Glezer Bubbling Brown Sugar Performer
Wayne Sleep The Point! Oblio
1978
Elaine Paige Evita Eva Perón
David Essex Evita Che
Roy Hudd Oliver! Fagin
Stratford Johns Annie Oliver Warbucks

References[edit]

  • London Theatre Guide (2008). "The Laurence Olivier Awards: Full List of Winners, 1976-2008" (.PDF). 1976-2008. The Society of London Theatre: 20. Retrieved 2008-08-30. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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