The Olivier Awards have announced the recipients of their Industry Recognition Award ahead of the April 2 ceremony. Nominees for the competitive production, design, and performance categories were announced February 28. Read the complete list here.
The honors, which celebrations individuals who have demonstrated excellent leadership within the British theatrical world, will be awarded to Pippa Ailion, Andrew Bruce, Amanda Parker and Peter Wilson.
Ailion is a casting director, former resident associate director of the Old Vic, and a Drama teacher. As a casting director, she has organized more than 200 productions internationally, including the current West End productions of Ain’t Too Proud; Moulin Rouge! The Musical; TINA – The Tina Turner Musical; The Book of Mormon; and The Lion King.
Bruce is a sound designer who began his career in opera prior to founding Autograph Sound Recording, the leading British sound design and audio equipment rental company. His West End design credits include Les Misérables, Chess, Into the Woods, Mamma Mia!, Sweeney Todd, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Mary Poppins.
Parker is an activist and advocate for creative, contractual, and economic rights within the UK's arts sector workforce. A former BBC broadcaster, she oversaw the UK's first industry wide research into gender diversity in television directing, as well as many more equality, diversity, and inclusion campaigns.
Wilson is the executive chairman and joint chief executive of PW Productions. Additionally, he is the former producer for Norwich's Theatre Royal, and a board member of Theatre Royal Stratford East. As producer and director he has worked with the National Theatre, the RSC, Matthew Bourne, Ed Hall, I Fagiolini, Peter Hall, Stephen Daldry, Hampstead Theatre, and the Tricycle.
The Industry Recognition Award Recipients will be honored at the Nominees Celebration event March 17, prior to the April 2 Olivier Awards ceremony.
For a complete look at the 2023 nominees for London's highest theatrical honors, click here.