Hamilton earns a record-breaking 13 Olivier Award nominations

Angels in America, The Ferryman, Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston and more receive 2018 Olivier Award nominations.

Jamael Westman and the London cast of Hamilton

Congratulations to the West End production of Hamilton which made headlines today when it became the most nominated production in Oliviers history! With a total of 13 nominations across 10 categories, including a nomination for Lin-Manuel Miranda for "Outstanding Achievement in Music" and, of course, for "Best New Musical", Hamilton looks like it could be in for a momentous evening when the winners are announced on April 8 at London's Royal Albert Hall. The ceremony will be hosted by popular British comedienne and actress Catherine Tate.

Other notable nominees include 'Mama Broadway' herself, with six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald receiving a nomination for "Best Actress" for her West End debut in Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill, and the National Theatre's revival of Angels in America (currently in previews on Broadway), which received six Olivier nominations, including "Best Revival" and "Best Actor" for Andrew Garfield.

The most-nominated play was Jez Butterworth's smash hit The Ferryman (which will officially open on Broadway on October 21, 2018) with a total of 8 nominations. In addition, Tony Award winner and "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston also picked up a nomination for "Best Actor" for his turn in the National Theatre's hit production of Network.

There were also nominations for a number of West End transfers of Broadway productions, including last year's Tony Award-winning Best Play Oslo, the Tony-nominated musical An American in Paris and the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Musical 42nd Street.

For a full list of nominees, check out our London Theatre Guide sister site. 

Hamilton Tickets are available now for performances through to January 13, 2019.

(Photo by Matthew Murphy​)