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The London Palladium celebrates 2019 Olivier Awards nominations

Posted 6th March 2019

Snow White and The King and I both receive noms

The 2019 Olivier Awards nominees were announced on Tuesday 5 March, and The London Palladium is celebrating nominations for two of its productions – the cracking Christmas pantomime Snow White and the sumptuous summer musical The King and I.

The King and I racks up six nods including Best Actor in a Musical (Ken Watanabe), Best Actress in a Musical (Kelli O’Hara), Best Musical Revival, Best Costume Design (Catherine Zuber), Best Theatre Choreographer (Christopher Gattelli based on original choreography by Jerome Robbins) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Ruthie Ann Miles).

Snow White is nominated in the Best Entertainment and Family category, making it two years in a row for Qdos Productions.

Since 2016, panto at The London Palladium has once again become an annual occasion with past productions including Dick Whittington and Cinderella.

Also recognised was former LW Theatres employee, Linford Hudson, who received a Special Recognition Award for his long-running service as a Follow Spot operator at The London Palladium. Working at the theatre for over 50 years, Hudson has lit shows for the likes of Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Bette Midler, as well as 41 Royal Variety Performances.

Hosted by Jason Manford (who comes to The London Palladium this Fri 8 March) the Olivier Awards take place on Sun 7 April.