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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical

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Laurence Olivier Award
for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Awarded forBest Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical
LocationUnited Kingdom
Presented byThe Society of London Theatre
Currently held byStephen Ashfield for The Book of Mormon (2014)

The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical is an annual award presented by The Society of London Theatre in recognition of achievements in commercial British theatre. The awards were established as the Society of West End Theatre Awards in 1976, and, renamed in 1984 in honour of English actor Lord Olivier. The Olivier Awards are the most prestigious theatrical awards in the United Kingdom and are the UK equivalent of the Tony Awards.

Until 2015, the Olivier Awards did not honour supporting musical performances separately and was therefore a unisex category, honouring both male and female actors. Starting with the 2015 ceremony, the awards have been separated into Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical and Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Winners and nominees


Year Performer Musical Character
Karla Burns Show Boat Queenie
Sandra Browne The King and I Lady Thiang
Clive Carter Into the Woods Cinderella's Prince / Wolf
Jenny Galloway The Boys from Syracuse Luce
Gregg Baker Carmen Jones Frankie
Karen Parks Carmen Jones Myrt
Martin Smith A Swell Party Soloist
Janie Dee Carousel Carrie Pipperidge
Ian Bartholomew Radio Times Wilf
Clive Rowe Carousel Enoch Snow
Chris Langham Crazy for You Bella Zangler
Sara Kestelman Cabaret Frau Schneider
Henry Goodman City of Angels Buddy Fidler
Barry James Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Beadle Bamford
Adrian Lester Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Anthony Hope
Tracie Bennett She Loves Me Ilona
Sharon D. Clarke Once on This Island Asaka
Tara Hugo The Threepenny Opera Jenny
Berry Jones She Loves Me Stephen Kodaly
Sheila Gish Company Joanne
John Bennet Jolson Epstein
Siân Phillips A Little Night Music Madame Armfeldt
Sophie Thompson Company Amy
Clive Rowe Guys and Dolls Nicely Nicely Johnson
James Gillan Tommy Uncle Ernie
Hugh Ross Passion Doctor Tambourri
Tony Selby Paint Your Wagon Ben Rumson
James Dreyfus Lady in the Dark Russell Paxton
Nicky Henson Enter the Guardsman Playwright / Narrator
April Nixon Damn Yankees Lola
Issy Van Randwyck Kiss Me, Kate Bianca / Lois Lane
Shuler Hensley Oklahoma! Jud Fry
Wilson Jermaine Heredia Rent Angel Dumott Schunard
Jimmy Johnston Oklahoma! Will Parker
Andrew Kennedy Annie Rooster Hannigan


Year Performer Musical Character
Jenny Galloway Mamma Mia! Rosie Mulligan
Joseph Alessi Animal Crackers Emanuel Ravelli
Steven Houghton Spend Spend Spend Keith Nicholson
Louise Plowright Mamma Mia! Tanya Chesham-Leigh
Denis Quilley Candide Baron Von Thunder/Martin
Miles Western Pageant Miss West Coast
Rosemary Ashe The Witches of Eastwick Felicia Gabriel
Rebecca Thornhill Singin' in the Rain Lina Lamont
Taewon Yi Kim The King and I Lady Thiang
Martyn Jacques Shockheaded Peter Performer
Nancy Anderson Kiss Me, Kate Bianca / Lois Lane
Michael Berresse Kiss Me, Kate Bill Calhoun
Nicholas Le Prevost My Fair Lady Colonel Hugh Pickering
Paul Baker Taboo Philip Sallon
Sharon D. Clarke We Will Rock You Killer Queen
Jenny Galloway My One and Only Mickey
Nichola McAuliffe Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Baroness Bomburst
Craig Urbani Contact Performer
The Chorus Jerry Springer The Studio Audience
Tracie Bennett High Society Liz
Richard Henders Pacific Overtures Manjiro
Jérôme Pradon Pacific Overtures Shogun's Mother / French Admiral
Matthew White Ragtime Younger Brother
Conleth Hill The Producers Roger de Bris
Michael Crawford The Woman in White Count Fosco
David Haig Mary Poppins George Banks
Celia Imrie Acorn Antiques Miss. Babs
Tameka Empson The Big Life Mrs. Aphrodite
Tim Healy Billy Elliot Dad
Scarlett Strallen H.M.S. Pinafore Josephine
Sheila Hancock Cabaret Frau Schneider
Anna Francolini Caroline, or Change Rose
Tom Goodman-Hill Spamalot Sir Lancelot
Summer Strallen The Boy Friend Maisie
Tracie Bennett Hairspray Velma Von Tussle
Elinor Collett Hairspray Penny Pingleton
Shaun Escoffery Parade Jim Conley
Alistair McGowan Little Shop of Horrors Orin Scrivello
Lesli Margherita Zorro Inez
Alexander Hanson Marguerite Otto
Katherine Kingsley Piaf Marlene Dietrich
Jason Pennycooke La Cage aux Folles Jacob
Dave Willetts Sunset Boulevard Max


Year Performer Musical Character
Iwan Rheon Spring Awakening Moritz
Sheila Hancock Sister Act Mother Superior
Maureen Lipman A Little Night Music Madame Armfeldt
Kelly Price A Little Night Music Anne Egerman
Jill Halfpenny Legally Blonde Paulette Bonafonté
Josefina Gabrielle Sweet Charity Nickie
Summer Strallen Love Never Dies Meg Giry
Michael Xavier Into the Woods Cinderella's Prince / Wolf
Nigel Harman Shrek Lord Farquaad
Sharon D. Clarke Ghost Oda Mae Brown
Sophie-Louise Dann Lend Me a Tenor Diana Divane
Paul Kaye Matilda Mr. Wormwood
Katherine Kingsley Singin' in the Rain Lina Lamont
Leigh Zimmerman A Chorus Line Sheila
Adam Garcia Kiss Me, Kate Bill Calhoun
Debbie Kurup The Bodyguard Nicki Marron
Siân Phillips Cabaret Fraulein Schneider
Stephen Ashfield The Book of Mormon Elder McKinley
Colman Domingo The Scottsboro Boys Mr. Bones
Josefina Gabrielle Merrily We Roll Along Gussie
Nigel Planer Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Grandpa Joe

Multiple awards and nominations for Best Performance in a Supporting Role


Two awards


Three nominations
Two nominations

See also


  • London Theatre Guide (2008). "The Laurence Olivier Awards: Full List of Winners, 1976-2008" (.PDF). 1976-2008. The Society of London Theatre: 20. Retrieved 2008-08-30. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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