Jason Manford has been announced as the host of the Olivier Awards 2020 with Mastercard. This is the third time the comedian, actor and singer will host the prestigious ceremony, celebrating the best of London’s world-leading theatre, which takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on 5 April 2020.
The Olivier Awards nominations will be announced on 3 March, and public tickets for the ceremony go on sale on 24 January.
Jason Manford said:
“It’s great to be back hosting the Olivier Awards. Having trod the boards myself many times, I’ve experienced first-hand the huge wealth of creativity and talent across the UK theatre industry. I look forward to celebrating all the incredible work produced over the last year. It will definitely be a night to remember – see you at the Royal Albert Hall!”
Further details of plans for this year’s Olivier Awards will be revealed soon.
Manford is an award-winning comedian, broadcaster and actor. As well as frequent television appearances on shows like 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Live At The Apollo, he boasts numerous stage credits, including the multi-Olivier Award-winning production of Sweeney Todd, an acclaimed UK tour of The Producers, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He is currently starring in a new touring production of the Kander and Ebb musical Curtains.