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Having already scored a cabinet's worth of awards — including six Emmys — for her TV hit Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge could also earn one of the most prestigious honors for the show's return to the stage.
The in-demand star on Tuesday landed a best actress nomination for the upcoming 2020 Olivier Awards, the U.K.'s top theater awards.
Waller-Bridge, who took her original Fleabag solo show back to the West End for a final engagement last year, was nominated alongside Hayley Atwell for Rosmersholm, Sharon D. Clarke for Death of a Salesman and Juliet Stevenson for The Doctor, with Clarke and Stevenson landing their sixth Olivier nominations.
In the best actor category, James McAvoy scored his fourth nomination, this time for Cyrano de Bergerac, shortlisted alongside Toby Jones for Uncle Vanya, Wendell Pierce with his first Olivier nomination for his West End debut in Death of a Salesman and Waller-Bridge's Fleabag co-star Andrew Scott for Present Laughter.
Overall, it was the musical & Juliet that came away with the most nominations, earning nine, including best new musical, best actress in a musical, best set design and best costume design.
Meanwhile, Trevor Nunn's Fiddler on the Roof revival scored eight nominations, while the long-awaited West End arrival of Dear Evan Hansen — tapped for a film adaptation with Universal — landed seven nods, including for debut star Sam Tutty in the best actor in a musical category. Mary Poppins received six nominations.
On the play side, the Young Vic's Death of a Salesman and the Duke of York Theatre's Rosmersholm both received five nominations, with Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theater, Present Laughter at The Old Vic and Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theater each getting four.
A Very Expensive Poison, from Succession writer Lucy Prebble (which just yesterday won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize honoring international women playwrights); Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt; The Ocean at the End of the Lane, adapted from the Neil Gaiman novel; and writer-director Robert Icke's The Doctor, adapted from Arthur Schnitzler, made up the nominees for best new play.
The Olivier Awards ceremony was set to take place Sunday, April 5, in London, but was recently cancelled due to the coronavirus.
A complete list of nominations follows.
[This article was updated on March 27 with new information].
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