Review: ‘Complete Olivier Noms’

Best play:"The Beauty Queen of Leenane," by Martin McDonagh; "Blinded by the Sun," Stephen Poliakoff; "The Herbal Bed," Peter Whelan; "Stanley," Pam Gems.

Best play:”The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” by Martin McDonagh; “Blinded by the Sun,” Stephen Poliakoff; “The Herbal Bed,” Peter Whelan; “Stanley,” Pam Gems.

Best musical:”Martin Guerre,””Nine,””Passion.”

Best comedy:”Art,” Yasmina Reza; “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield, Reed Martin; “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” Neil Simon.

Best actor in a play: Paul Scofield, “John Gabriel Borkman”; Antony Sher, “Stanley”; Ken Stott, “Art”; David Suchet, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Best actress in a play: Eileen Atkins, “John Gabriel Borkman”; Janet McTeer, “A Doll’s House”; Vanessa Redgrave, “John Gabriel Borkman”; Diana Rigg, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Outstanding musical production:”By Jeeves,””Jesus Christ Superstar,””Smokey Joe’s Cafe,””Tommy.”

Best actor in a supporting role: Stephen Boxer, “The Herbal Bed”; Trevor Eve, “Uncle Vanya”; Tony Haygarth, “Twelve Angry Men”; Owen Teale, “A Doll’s House.”

Best actress in a supporting role: Frances Barber, “Uncle Vanya”; Anna Chancellor, “Stanley”; Clare Holman, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”; Deborah Findlay, “Stanley.”

Best actor in a musical: Iain Glen, “Martin Guerre”; Paul Keating, “Tommy”; Robert Lindsay, “Oliver!”; Steven Pacey, “By Jeeves.”

Best actress in a musical: B.J. Crosby, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe”; Maria Friedman, “Passion”; Joanna Riding, “Guys and Dolls”; Imelda Staunton, “Guys and Dolls.”

Best supporting performance in a musical: James Gillan, “Tommy”; Hugh Ross, “Passion”; Clive Rowe, “Guys and Dolls”; Tony Selby, “Paint Your Wagon.”

Best director of a play or musical: Richard Eyre, “John Gabriel Borkman”; Des McAnuff, “Tommy”; Anthony Page, “A Doll’s House”; Matthew Warchus, “Art.”

Best choreography: Bob Avian, “Martin Guerre”; Wayne Cilento, “Tommy.”

Best set design: John Arnone, “Tommy”; Paul Farnsworth, “Passion”; Tim Hatley , “Stanley”; Mark Thompson, “Art.”

Best costume design: Louise Belson, “By Jeeves”; William Dudley, “Mary Stuart”; Tim Goodchild, “The Relapse”; David C. Woolard, “Tommy.”

Best lighting design: Mark Henderson, “John Gabriel Borkman”; David Hersey, “Martin Guerre”; Chris Parry, “Tommy”; Hugh Vanstone, “Art.”

Complete Olivier Noms


LONDON Following are the 1997 Laurence Olivier Awards nominations, which were announced Jan. 14. The winners will be announced Feb. 16.
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