Ian McKellen, Kelli O'Hara, and Patti LuPone Lead Olivier Nominations
Company and Come From Away earned nine nominations each.
The nominations for the 2019 Olivier Awards were announced today, and Company and Come From Away led the way with nine nominations each.
Company was nominated for Best Musical Revival, with performers Rosalie Craig, Patti LuPone, Jonathan Bailey, and Richard Fleeshman all receiving nominations. Come From Away earned a nomination for Best New Musical, as well as nods for supporting ensemble cast members Rachel Tucker, Clive Carter, and Robert Hands.
Broadway favorites Ian McKellen and Kelli O'Hara both received Olivier nominations, McKellen for King Lear (his 11th nomination), and O'Hara for the Lincoln Center Theater production of The King and I, which ran at the London Palladium. O'Hara's costar, Ken Watanabe, was also nominated.
Matthew Lopez's new two-part play The Inheritance received eight nominations, the most for a play this year. It was nominated for Best New Play, Best Director for Stephen Daldry, Best Actor for Kyle Soller, and Best Supporting Actress for Vanessa Redgrave, among others.
Also receiving multiple nominations was the National Theatre production of The Lehman Trilogy, with five including a collective one for stars Adam Godley, Ben Miles, and Simon Russell Beale. All three will reprise their roles when the production, directed by Sam Mendes, comes to New York's Park Avenue Armory later this month.
And among the Best Actress nominees this year was Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, Sex Education) for her performance as Margo Channing in Ivo van Hove's stage adaptation of Joseph L. Mankiewicz's film All About Eve, currently running at the Noël Coward Theatre.
For a complete list of nominees, click here.