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Oliviers 2017

Last night, the London Old Vic Production of Groundhog Day won Best New Musical at the glittering Olivier Awards ceremony, held in the beautiful Royal Albert Hall.

Sporting a fetching Friar Tuck beard, Tim accepted the award on behalf of the UK company and the creative team. Most of the creatives – including director Matthew Warchus, book-writer Danny Rubin, and music supervisor Chris Nightingale – were unable to attend the ceremony, as they are in New York ahead of Groundhog Day’s Broadway opening next Monday!

The award will not be lonely on Tim’s mantelpiece; Matilda the Musical won Best New Musical in 2012.

Earlier in the evening, Andy Karl had won the Olivier for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Phil Connors. His award was accepted by Georgie Hagen (who played Nancy in the London production), as Andy is reprising his Phil in the Broadway version.

Tim performed ‘Hope’, a song from the show, backed by some of the cast of the Old Vic production and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

The ceremony will be broadcast on ITV on Tuesday 11th April from 8pm to 10pm BST and then available to view on the ITV Hub for 30 days. It will also be broadcast worldwide (ex-UK) at 8pm BST on Facebook Live. More details here.

Shortly after accepting the Best New Musical Olivier for Groundhog Day Photo by Darren Bell

Shortly after accepting the Best New Musical Olivier for Groundhog Day
Photo by Darren Bell



Tim & Lin-Manuel Miranda backstage Photo by Matt Humphrey (@31thirtyone)

Tim & Lin-Manuel Miranda backstage
Photo by Matt Humphrey (@31thirtyone)

Groundhog Day on Broadway is currently in previews, at the August Wilson Theatre, NYC, with opening night on Monday, April 17th. Head to www.groundhogdaymusical.com for tickets and further information.

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3 Comments

Mary Lou from New Jersey on 18th of April 2017

BRAVO! A well deserved award. I had the honor of seeing Ground Hog Day during previews in NYC. You, Tim, are changing the concepts of a Broadway shows. Many, many congratulations and love,
MaryLou from NJ

liz on 12th of April 2017

hi Tim

massive congrats for your success with groundhog day what a talented geezer you are

great Matilda touring UK too…plz add some dates for Scotland xxx

Irene on 10th of April 2017

Congratulations Tim! So happy for you! xx

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