Full details of presenters, performances and special appearances have been announced for the Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard, which takes place on Sunday 7 April at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Jason Manford.
- Star-studded presenting line-up including Sally Field, Kelsey Grammer, Gloria Estefan, Tom Hiddleston and Wendell Pierce
- Performances from all of this year’s nominated musicals
- Special appearances from Disney’s The Lion King and Mamma Mia!, both celebrating 20 years in the West End
- Beverley Knight to perform during In Memoriam section
- Ceremony broadcast on ITV, Magic Radio, and internationally via Facebook
This year’s Olivier Awards will feature performances from all the musicals nominated in the Mastercard Best New Musical and Magic Radio Best Musical Revival categories: Caroline, Or Change; Come From Away; Company; Fun Home; The King And I; Six; and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.
There will also be a special performance from Disney’s The Lion King, celebrating the iconic production’s 20th anniversary in the West End.
Beverley Knight will perform during the In Memoriam section of the show, paying tribute to those in the theatre industry who have passed away over the last year.
Presenters at the Olivier Awards will include Jade Anouka, Zawe Ashton, Joanne Clifton, Kevin Clifton, Charlie Cox, Arthur Darvill, Danny Dyer, Paapa Essiedu, Gloria Estefan, Sally Field, Ncuti Gatwa, Kelsey Grammer, Ruthie Henshall, Tom Hiddleston, Judy Kuhn, Art Malik, Jack McBrayer, Katharine McPhee, Wunmi Mosaku, Danielle de Niese, Andy Nyman, Pasek and Paul, Wendell Pierce, Bill Pullman, Shane Richie, Harriet Scott, Thea Sharrock, Ashley Shaw and Layton Williams.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Mamma Mia! in the West End, the show’s ‘Donna and the Dynamos’ (Sara Poyzer, Ricky Butt and Kate Graham) will also be presenting an award.
The Olivier Awards continues its partnership with ITV, which will broadcast the show later the same evening. The full ceremony will be broadcast live on Magic Radio, the Official Radio Partner, hosted from the Royal Albert Hall by Ruthie Henshall and Alice Arnold.
The Awards will be broadcast worldwide via Facebook, and the Red Carpet Live show returns to the Olivier Awards Facebook page from 4 to 5:30pm. Hosts for the show will be announced soon.
Content creator and Sunday Times number one best-selling author Louise Pentland will be getting live winners’ reactions backstage at the Royal Albert Hall for the Olivier Awards Twitter channel.