LEGALLY BLONDE The Musical celebrates at the 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards
by Best of Theatre Staff on Sunday 13 March 2011, 9:20 pm in Laurence Olivier Awards
Tonight, 13 March 2011, as a further 180,000 tickets are released for sale, Legally Blonde The Musical celebrates at the 2011 Lawrence Olivier Awards winning Best New Musical, with Sheridan Smith collecting the Best Actress in a Musical Award for her critically acclaimed performance as Elle Woods and Jill Halfpenny picking up the award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical.
The award-winning Legally Blonde The Musical, currently starring Susan McFadden, Denise Van Outen, Alex Gaumond, Siobhan Dillon, Carley Stenson, Simon Thomas and Peter Davison, is now booking until 31 March 2012 at the Savoy Theatre, London.
The musical also recently celebrated winning the Whatsonstage Award for Best New Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Sheridan Smith), Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Jill Halfpenny) and Best Choreographer (Jerry Mitchell).
College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend Warner dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.
The full cast is Stephane Anelli (Padamadan, Nikos), Emma Bateman (Stenographer), Nicola Brazil (Serena), Thomas Camilleri (Carlos), Peter Davison (Professor Callahan) Siobhan Dillon (Vivienne Kensington), Chris Ellis-Stanton (Grandmaster Chad, Dewey, Kyle), Kimmy Edwards (Judge, Saleswoman), Alex Gaumond (Emmett), Ibinabo Jack (Pilar), Suzie McAdam (Enid), Susan McFadden (Elle Woods), Sorelle Marsh (Courtney, Mom, Whitney), Aoife Mulholland (Brooke), Sean Mulligan (Pforzheimer), Dawn Sievewright (Kate, Chutney), Carley Stenson (Margot), Lincoln Stone (Dad, Winthrop, Reporter), Simon Thomas (Warner), Robbie Towns (Aaron), Dominic Tribuzio (Kiki), Denise Van Outen (Paulette), Tamara Wall (District Attorney) and Stephen Webb (Lowell), as well as Jonathan Mawson, Jane McMurtrie, Lucy Miller, Ruthie Stephenson and Gregor Stewart as swings.
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winning Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde The Musical has music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, book by Heather Hach, set design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller, sound design by ACME Sound Partners and orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke.
Legally Blonde The Musical is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Robert G. Bartner, Ambassador Theatre Group, Bud Martin, Adam Zotovich, Jamie Hendry Productions, Matthew Byam Shaw and Act Productions.