“Ted Lasso” star Hannah Waddingham will host the U.K. theater scene’s most important awards show, it was revealed today.
Celebrating the best of the West End, the Olivier Awards are set to take place on Sunday, April 2 at the Royal Albert Hall in London with Waddingham leading the proceedings.
Waddingham, who has previously been nominated three times for an Olivier award for best musical actress, following appearances in productions including “Kiss Me Kate,” takes over from Jason Manford, who has hosted for the past five years.
“The Olivier Awards are the highlight of the theatrical calendar – a time for the industry to come together with fans to celebrate the extraordinary talent both on our stages and behind the curtain,” said Claire Walker and Hannah Essex, co-CEOs of the Society of London Theatre. “Already, in our first few months of this job, it is clear that we have joined a uniquely innovative, diverse and resilient sector. To be able to recognise these qualities on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall will be a real thrill.”
The awards show will be broadcast in the U.K. on ITV and Magic Radio.
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