Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer

The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer is an annual award presented by The Society of London Theatre in recognition of achievements in commercial British theatre. The awards were established as the Society of West End Theatre Awards in 1976, and, renamed in 1984 in honour of English actor Lord Olivier.

Laurence Olivier Award
for Best Theatre Choreographer
Awarded forBest Theatre Choreographer
Location United Kingdom
Presented byThe Society of London Theatre
Currently held byKelly Devine for Come From Away (2018)

Winners and nomineesEdit


Year Choreographer Production
Charles Augins Five Guys Named Moe
Terry John Bates Dancing at Lughnasa
Lawrence Evans The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus
Rafael Aguilar Matador
Steven Berkoff The Trial
The Dancers Tango Argentino
Anthony Van Laast Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Susan Stroman Crazy for You
Kenneth MacMillan Carousel
Marcello Magni The Street of Crocodiles
Tommy Tune Grand Hotel
Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas Stomp!
Welcome Msomi Tamburlaine the Great
Arlene Philips Grease
Anthony Van Laast The Beggar's Opera
David Atkins and Dein Perry Hot Shoe Shuffle
Jonathan Lunn Pericles
Rob Marshall She Loves Me
David Toguri Once on This Island
Dein Perry Tap Dogs
Lars Bethke Fame
Wayne McGregor A Little Night Music
Bob Avian Martin Guerre
Wayne Cilento Tommy
Simon McBurney The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Rob Marshall Damn Yankees
Ann Reinking Chicago
Matt West Beauty and the Beast
Susan Stroman Oklahoma!
Loukmaan Adams and Jody Abrahams Kat and the Kings
Peter Gennaro Annie
Arlene Philips Saturday Night Fever


Year Choreographer Production
Garth Fagan The Lion King
Peter Darling Candide
Craig Revel Horwood Spend Spend Spend
Stephen Mear Soul Train
Bob Fosse and Ann Reinking Fosse
Peter Darling Merrily We Roll Along
Stephen Mear Singin' in the Rain
Meryl Tankard The Beautiful Game
Matthew Bourne My Fair Lady
Irving Davies The Play What I Wrote
Scarlett Mackmin Privates on Parade
Kathleen Marshall Kiss Me, Kate
Matthew Bourne and Company Play Without Words
Peter Darling Our House
Craig Revel Horwood My One and Only
Susan Stroman Contact
Karen Bruce Pacific Overtures
Jenny Arnold Jerry Springer
Rob Ashford Thoroughly Modern Millie
Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear Mary Poppins
Adam Cooper Grand Hotel
Susan Stroman The Producers
Peter Darling Billy Elliot
Rob Ashford Guys and Dolls
Javier de Frutos Cabaret
Rob Ashford Evita
Bill Deamer The Boy Friend
Stephen Mear Sinatra
Toby Sedgwick War Horse
Rob Ashford Parade
Jerry Mitchell Hairspray
Casey Nicholaw The Drowsy Chaperone
Steven Hoggett Black Watch
Rafael Amargo Zorro
Lynne Page La Cage aux Folles
Kate Prince Into the Hoods
Sergio Trujillo Jersey Boys


Year Choreographer Production
Stephen Mear Hello, Dolly!
Matthew Bourne Oliver!
Bill T. Jones Spring Awakening
Anthony Van Laast Sister Act
Leon Baugh Sucker Punch
Bill T. Jones Fela!
Stephen Mear Sweet Charity
Jerry Mitchell Legally Blonde
Peter Darling Matilda
Javier de Frutos London Road
Stephen Mear Crazy for You
Andrew Wright Singin' in the Rain
Bill Deamer Top Hat
Scott Ambler Chariots of Fire
Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Stephen Mear Kiss Me, Kate
Casey Nicholaw The Book of Mormon
Peter Darling Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Steven Hoggett Once
Susan Stroman The Scottsboro Boys
Sergio Trujillo Memphis
Jerry Mitchell Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Annie-B Parson Here Lies Love
Josh Prince Beautiful
Drew McOnie In the Heights
Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright Guys and Dolls
Stephen Mear Gypsy
Jerry Mitchell Kinky Boots
Matthew Bourne The Red Shoes
Peter Darling and Ellen Kane Groundhog Day
Steven Hoggett Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Drew McOnie Jesus Christ Superstar
Andy Blankenbuehler Hamilton
Bill Deamer Follies
Kate Prince Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Randy Skinner 42nd Street
Christopher Wheeldon An American in Paris
Kelly Devine Come from Away
Christopher Gattelli The King and I
Carrie-Anne Ingrouille Six
Liam Steel Company


Year Choreographer Production
Fabian Aloise Evita
Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear Mary Poppins
Matt Cole (based on original choreography by Jerome Robbins Fiddler on the Roof
Jennifer Weber & Juliet

Multiple awards and nominations for Best Theatre ChoreographerEdit


Four awards
  • Matthew Bourne
Two awards
  • Peter Darling
  • Stephen Mear
  • Susan Stroman


Ten nominations
  • Stephen Mear
Six nominations
  • Peter Darling
Five nominations
  • Matthew Bourne
  • Susan Stroman
Four nominations
  • Rob Ashford
  • Jerry Mitchell
Three nominations
  • Bill Deamer
  • Steven Hoggett
  • Anthony Van Laast
Two nominations
  • Javier de Frutos
  • Craig Revel Horwood
  • Bill T. Jones
  • Rob Marshall
  • Casey Nicholaw
  • Dein Perry
  • Arlene Philips
  • Ann Reinking
  • Andrew Wright

See alsoEdit


  • London Theatre Guide (2008). "The Laurence Olivier Awards: Full List of Winners, 1976-2008" (.PDF). 1976-2008. The Society of London Theatre: 20. Retrieved 2008-08-30. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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