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Hamilton and Angels in America Score Big Wins at the Olivier Awards

Bryan Cranston won for Best Actor in ”Network”, and Broadway-bound ”The Ferryman” picked up three awards.

Bryan Cranston won an Olivier Award for his lead performance in Network.
Bryan Cranston won an Olivier Award for his lead performance in Network at the National Theatre.
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The winners of the 2018 Olivier Awards were announced last night at the Royal Albert Hall, and Hamilton came out as the big winner of the evening.

The Lin-Manuel Miranda musical, which made its London premiere in November at the Victoria Palace Theatre, won seven awards, including Best New Musical, Outstanding Achievement in Music (Miranda and Alex Lacamoire), Best Theatre Choreographer (Andy Blankenbuehler), Best Actor in a Musical (Giles Terera), and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Michael Jibson).

The National Theatre production of Angels in America — which is now playing on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre — won two major awards, with Denise Gough being recognized as Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the production winning Best Revival. The London-based theater company's production of Follies won for Best Musical Revival, and Bryan Cranston won Best Actor for his performance in Lee Hall's stage adaptation of Network, directed by Ivo van Hove.

Also winning big was The Ferryman. Jez Butterworth's drama picked up honors for Best New Play, Best Director (Sam Mendes), and Best Actress (Laura Donnelly). The production is set to transfer to the Bernard B. Jacobs Jacobs Theatre this fall.

For a complete list of winners, click here.

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