West End production of Hamilton Matthew Murphy
West End production of Hamilton

Hamilton Sets New Olivier Award Nominations Record

With a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, Hamilton did not disappoint when it made its London debut. The West End production gathered 13 Olivier Award nominations, including Best New Musical. The previous record was shared by the 2017 production of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child and the 2008 production of Hairspray with 11 nominations each. Check out our coverage of Howell Binkley's lighting, Nevin Steinberg's sound, Paul Tazewell's costumes, and David Korins' sets for Hamilton, and listen to the designers themselves in these Hamilton webcasts featuring Binkley's lighting design and Steinberg's sound design.

The awards will be presented on April 8 at Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Doctor Who star Catherine Tate.

Listed below are the nominees in the design categories. For the full list of nominations, visit Playbill.

White Light Award for Best Lighting Design
Howell Binkley, Hamilton
Paule Constable, Angels In America
Paule Constable, Follies
Jan Versweyveld, Network

Best Sound Design
Tom Gibbons, Hamlet
Gareth Owen, Bat Out Of Hell The Musical
Eric Sleichim, Network
Nevin Steinberg, Hamilton

Best Costume Design
Hugh Durrant, Dick Whittington
Roger Kirk, 42nd Street
Vicki Mortimer, Follies
Paul Tazewell, Hamilton

Blue-I Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design
Bunny Christie, Ink
Bob Crowley and 59 Productions, An American In Paris
Rob Howell, The Ferryman
Vicki Mortimer, Follies

For the full list of nominations, visit Playbill.

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