'Gypsy' was the biggest winner of the night.
The West End revival of Gypsy Rose Lee musical 'Gypsy' was the big winner at the 2016 Laurence Olivier Awards at the weekend with Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights' and Judi Dench in 'The Winter's Tale' also being stand-out winners of the night.
Judi Dench wins Best Supporting Actress for 'The Winter's Tale'
'Gypsy', which was played at the Savoy Theatre, landed Best Musical Revival, while Imelda Staunton ('Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix') won Best Actress in a Musical and Lara Pulver was named Best Supporting Actress. The show was also the recipient of the White Light Award for Best Lighting Design. 'Kinky Boots' also took home its share of accolades in the form of MasterCard Best New Musical, Best Costume Design, and Best Actor in a Musical going to Matt Henry.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who's currently being lauded for his international theatrical hit 'Hamilton', earned the Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for his other musical 'In The Heights' which opened at the King's Cross Theatre; a production which also took homw awards for Best Theatre Choreographer and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical via David Bedella.
'Woolf Works', 'Hangmen' and 'People, Places And Things' all won two awards apiece; the first for for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and Best New Dance Production, the second for Virgin Atlantic Best New Play and Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design and the latter for Best Actress (Denise Gough) and Best Sound Design.
More winners included 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' as Best Revival, 'Nell Gwynn' for Best New Comedy, 'Showstopper! The Improvised Musical' for Best Entertainment & Family and 'The Phantom Of The Opera' for Magic Radio Audience Award.
Meanwhile Mark Gatiss ('Sherlock') and Judi Dench ('Skyfall') got Best Actor and Actress in a Supporting Role respectively for 'The Winter's Tale' and 'Three Days In The Country'. Robert Ickle was named Best Director for 'Oresteia' and Best Actor was Kenneth Cranham for 'The Father'.