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Olivier Awards: Judi Dench Wins Historic Eighth Trophy (FULL LIST)

Dame Judi Dench is now the winningest performer in the history of the Olivier Awards, the London equivalent of the Tony Awards.

The actress picked up her eighth Olivier during an April 3 ceremony at the Royal Opera House, where “Kinky Boots,” “In the Heights” and Imelda Staunton also were among the winners. Dench won the award for actress in a supporting role for her performance as Paulina in “The Winter’s Tale,” part of the Kenneth Branagh Company’s season of plays at the Garrick. (Stateside, the performer who has won the most Tonys is Audra McDonald, who’s got six to her name and seems likely to be up for a seventh for “Shuffle Along,” currently in previews.)

Chichester Festival Theater’s West End transfer of its much-lauded revival of “Gypsy” scored four awards, the most of any one production, including one for musical revival and one for lead actress Staunton. The production also took the honors for lighting design (Mark Henderson) and actress in a supporting role (Lara Pulver).

Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein’s 2013 Tony champ “Kinky Boots,” which opened last year at the Adelphi Theater on the West End, took the Olivier for new musical, as well as notching laurels for actor in a musical (Matt Henry, in the role for which Billy Porter won a Tony on Broadway) and costumes (Gregg Barnes).

The evening’s award for music, however, went to the current London staging of “In the Heights,” for its score by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Orchestrators and arrangers Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman also were named as winners of the awards. “In the Heights” cast member David Bedella notched the award for actor in a supporting role, and the show’s Drew McOnie nabbed the choreography award.

The latest title from Martin McDonagh, “Hangmen,” won the award for new play. Michael Ball (“The Phantom of the Opera”) hosted the ceremony, which showcased performances by Staunton, Lauper and Michael Feinstein, among others.

The full list of 2016 Olivier Award winners follow:

Best Revival

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” at National Theatre, Lyttelton

Best Entertainment and Family

“Showstopper! The Improvised Musical” at Apollo Theatre

Best Costume Design

Gregg Barnes for “Kinky Boots” at Adelphi Theatre

Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design

Anna Fleischle for “Hangmen” at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court Theatre and Wyndham’s Theatre

White Light Award For Best Lighting Design

Mark Henderson for “Gypsy” at Savoy Theatre

Best Sound Design

Tom Gibbons for “People, Places And Things” at National Theatre, Dorfman

Best New Opera Production

“Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci” at Royal Opera House

Outstanding Achievement in Opera

English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra for “The Force Of Destiny,” “Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk” and “The Queen Of Spades” at London Coliseum

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Mark Gatiss for “Three Days In The Country” at National Theatre, Lyttelton

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Dame Judi Dench for “The Winter’s Tale” at Garrick Theatre

Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

Pat Kinevane and Fishamble for “Silent” at Soho Theatre

Virgin Atlantic Best New Play

“Hangmen” at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court Theatre and Wyndham’s Theatre

Best Actor

Kenneth Cranham for “The Father” at Wyndham’s Theatre

Best Actress

Denise Gough for “People, Places And Things” at National Theatre, Dorfman

Magic Radio Audience Award

“The Phantom Of The Opera”

Best New Comedy

“Nell Gwynn” at Apollo Theatre

Best New Dance Production

“Woolf Works” by Wayne McGregor at Royal Opera House

Outstanding Achievement in Dance

Alessandra Ferri for her performances in “Chéri” and “Woolf Works” at Royal Opera House

Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music

“In The Heights” – Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Orchestrated and Arranged by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman at King’s Cross Theatre

Best Theater Choreographer

Drew McOnie for “In The Heights” at King’s Cross Theatre

Best Director

Robert Icke for “Oresteia” at Almeida Theatre

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical

David Bedella for “In The Heights” at King’s Cross Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Lara Pulver for “Gypsy” at Savoy Theatre

Best Musical Revival

“Gypsy” at Savoy Theatre

Best Actor in a Musical

Matt Henry for “Kinky Boots” at Adelphi Theatre

Best Actress in a Musical

Imelda Staunton for “Gypsy” at Savoy Theatre

MasterCard Best New Musical

“Kinky Boots” at Adelphi Theatre

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