Michael Ball to host Olivier Awards

Reporter: Matthew Amer, first published Tue 23 Feb 2016 09:56
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Musical theatre royalty Michael Ball has been unveiled as the host for the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard. The double Olivier Award winner will oversee proceedings at the star-packed ceremony that will be held at the Royal Opera House on 3 April.

When he steps on stage at the famous Covent Garden venue, it will be the third time that Ball has hosted UK theatre’s most prestigious evening of prize giving.

Prior to hosting the ceremony proper, Ball will also host the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard Nominations Announcement. This year’s nominees will be revealed at an event held at Rosewood London at 12:00 on Monday 29 February. The event will be livestreamed on the Olivier Awards website, allowing theatre fans to keep up with all the exciting announcements.

The performer, who has starred in productions including Les Misérables, The Phantom Of The Opera and Aspects Of Love, won his Best Actor in a Musical Olivier Awards for Hairspray (2008) and Sweeney Todd (2013).

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