SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE was the big winner at Britain's prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards last night (18FEB07), taking home five trophies including Best Actor and Actress In A Musical for DANIEL EVANS and JENNA RUSSELL respectively.
The revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical also won Outstanding Musical Production, Best Lighting Design and Best Set Design at the London ceremony.
Elsewhere, Rufus Sewell collected Best Actor In A Play for ROCK 'N' ROLL, while TAMSIN GREIG won Best Actress In A Play for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
The London production of Monty Python musical SPAMALOT failed to take home any awards, despite receiving seven nominations.
The full list of winners is:
Best New Play - BLACKBIRD
Best New Comedy - THE 39 STEPS
Best New Musical - CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Outstanding Musical Production - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Best Actress In A Play - TAMSIN GREIG in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Best Actor In A Play - RUFUS SEWELL in ROCK 'N' ROLL
Best Actress In A Musical - JENNA RUSSELL in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Best Actor In A Musical - DANIEL EVANS in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Best Supporting Role In A Play - JIM NORTON in THE SEAFARER
Best Supporting Role In A Musical - Sheila Hancock in Cabaret
Best Director - DOMINIC COOKE in THE CRUCIBLE
Best Theater Choreography - JAVIER DE FRUTOS in CABARET
Best New Opera Production - JENUFA
Outstanding Achievement In Opera - AMANDA ROOCROFT for JENUFA
Outstanding Achievement In An Affiliate Theater - PIED PIPER at Theatre Royal Stratford East
Best New Dance Production - CHROMA
Outstanding Achievement in Dance - CARLOS ACOSTA
Special Award - SIR JOHN TOMLINSON
Best Lighting Design - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Best Sound Design - WAVES COSTUME DESIGN for THE VOYSEY INHERITANCE
Best Set Design - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE.