Record equalling 7 awards for Sunset Boulevard at the Oliviers

The West End revival of Sunset Boulevard has collected a record-equalling 7 Oliviers at a glittering ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall.

Cabaret, Matilda and Hamilton are the only other musicals to have won as many awards at the event.

Nicole Scherzinger in the West End revival of Sunset Boulevard.

As well as picking up the award for the best musical revival, its stars Nicole Scherzinger and Tom Francis were named the best actress and actor in a musical.

The Succession star Sarah Snook was named the best actress for playing 26 roles in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Collecting her statuette, she said, “It’s billed as a one-woman show but it’s not, the crew are on stage with me every night, and they are a vital and constant support, and inspirational.”

Mark Gatiss beat off competition from David Tennant, Andrew Scott, James Norton and Joseph Fiennes to take the best actor award for The Motive And The Cue.

Although he missed out on the acting honours, Scott’s one-man production of Anton Chekhov’s Vanya was named the best play revival.

There was a posthumous prize for best supporting actress for Haydn Gwynne, who died last year at the age of 66, for her role in When Winston Went To War With The Wireless. Accepting the award on her behalf, her son Orlando Phipps said, “It was a career-long dream of hers to win an Olivier, so she would have been thrilled.”

Will Close was named the best supporting actor for Dear England, which was named the best new play.

The Olivier for the best supporting actor in a musical went to Jak Malone, for Operation Mincemeat, which was named the best new musical.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best new play – Dear England

Best new musical – Operation Mincemeat

Best new entertainment or comedy play – Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Best play revival – Vanya

Best musical revival – Sunset Boulevard

Best family show – Dinosaur World Live

Best new opera production – Innocence by the Royal Opera

Best new dance production – La Ruta

Best director – Jamie Lloyd, Sunset Boulevard

Best actor in a play – Mark Gatiss, The Motive And The Cue

Best actress in a play – Sarah Snook, The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Best actor in a musical – Tom Francis, Sunset Boulevard

Best actress in a musical – Nicole Scherzinger, Sunset Boulevard

Best supporting actor in a play – Will Close, Dear England

Best supporting actress in a play – Haydn Gwynne, When Winston Went To War With The Wireless

Best supporting actress in a musical – Amy Trigg, The Little Big Things

Best supporting actor in a musical – Jak Malone, Operation Mincemeat

Best theatre choreographer – Arlene Phillips with James Cousins, Guys & Dolls

Best costume design – Marg Horwell, The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Best sound design – Adam Fisher, Sunset Boulevard

Best set design – Miriam Buether and 59 Productions, Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Best lighting design – Jack Knowles, Sunset Boulevard

Outstanding achievement in opera – Antonio Pappano for his role as musical director of the Royal Opera House

Outstanding achievement in dance – Isabela Coracy for her performance in NINA: By Whatever Means

Outstanding achievement in affiliate theatre – Sleepova by Matilda Feyişayo

Outstanding musical contribution – Alan Williams, Sunset Boulevard