‘Hamilton’ wins 7 Olivier Awards in London

Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton" won seven Olivier Awards in London Sunday. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI

April 9 (UPI) — Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s historical, hip-hop show Hamilton won seven Olivier Awards, including Best Musical, in London on Sunday.

Giles Terera scored the prize for Best Actor in a Musical, while his co-star Michael Jibson earned the accolade for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. Hamilton also won for Best Music, Lighting Design, Sound Design and Choreography.

Miranda, who created and starred in the original Broadway cast of Hamilton, did not attend the ceremony after announcing last week he is suffering from shingles.

Shirley Henderson from Girl from the North Country was deemed Best Actress in a Musical and her cast-mate Sheila Atim was voted Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. Follies won the prizes for Best Revival of a Musical and Best Costume Design.

Angels in America was declared Best Revival of a Play and cast member Denise Gough picked up the statuette for Best Supporting Actress in a Play.

The Ferryman earned the title of Best New Play and Sam Mendes took home the Best Director trophy for helming it. The Best Actress honor was presented to the drama’s lead Laura Donnelly.

The award for Best Actor in a Play went to Bryan Cranston for Network and Best Supporting Actor went to Bertie Carvel for Ink.


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