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

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

But organisers have been slammed by actors and industry greats, after they forgot to mention Sir Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company in its In Memoriam segment.

The West End smash hit play also managed to take home the gongs for "Best Director" (for Sam Mendes) and "Best Actress" (for Laura Donnelly, who beat six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Olivier Award winner Lesley Maniville and four-time Olivier Award winner Imelda Staunton in her category).

Olivier-winning choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne said the omission was "unforgivable", while actor Christopher Biggins called it "disgraceful".

Her sentiments were echoed by theatre PR Kevin Wilson, who said it was "truly shameful that Sir Peter Hall was missed off the RIP section".

Named for the late British actor Laurence Olivier, the prizes honour achievements in London theatre, musicals, dance and opera.

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In a statement on Monday, SOLT described Sir Peter as "a wonderful and inspiring figure within the United Kingdom theatre industry" who was "sorely missed".

The legendary director passed away aged 86.

Tributes poured in for Sir Peter from the likes of Vanessa Redgrave, National Theatre director Rufus Norris, playwright Sir David Hare, actors Sir Patrick Stewart, Laurence Fox and Toby Stephens, when his death was announced a year ago.

"Hamilton" also lost Best Costume Design to "Follies", which was also the victor of Best Musical Revival, and Best Director did not go to Thomas Kail but to Sam Mendes for "The Ferryman" - a play which took home gongs for Best Actress (Laura Donnelly) and Best New Play.

The National Theatre's production of Angels in America, now playing at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway until July 1, managed to take home the Olivier for "Best Revival" and Denise Gough (currently reprising her role as Harper Pitt on Broadway) prevailed in the category of "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" for her second Olivier Award win.

Despite its record-breaking nominations, it failed to top Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's nine wins a year ago.

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