Posted on April 29, 2013
Christopher Wheeldon’s Aeternum (pictured) won the Olivier award for best new dance production, announced at a ceremony held last night. Created for The Royal Ballet, the work starred Marianela Nuñez, who won the award for outstanding achievement in dance for her work in Aeternum, Diana and Actaeon and Viscera, all with The Royal Ballet.
The musical Top Hat won three awards: best theatre choreographer for Bill Deamer, best new musical and best costume design for Jon Morrell. Leigh Zimmerman won best performance in a supporting role in a musical for A Chorus Line, while choreographer Gillian Lynne was honoured with a special award. The BBC Radio 2 audience award, voted by members of the public, went to Billy Elliot The Musical.
For the full list of winners, see the Olivier Awards website.
Picture: Marianela Nuñez in Aeternum. Photograph: Frederika Davis