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Michael Jibson Terera Giles Rachel John Jason Pennycooke and Cleve September attending The Olivier Awards with Mastercard Nominees Celebration held at the Rosewood Hotel London

Catherine Tate hosts proceedings from the Royal Albert Hall.

Britain's equivalent of Broadway's Tony Awards has become an increasingly glitzy affair in recent years, with prizes awarded at a black-tie ceremony studded with musical numbers.

Meanwhile, actor Christopher Biggins called it "disgraceful". How could they forget, appalling, ' he typed.

Sir Peter, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and director of the National Theatre, died aged 86, in September.

Celebrating the best of British theater April 8 at London's Royal Albert Hall, the 2018 Laurence Olivier Awards gave top honors to the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton", which earned seven statues including best new musical.

Her sentiments were echoed by theatre PR Kevin Wilson, who said it was "truly shameful that Sir Peter Hall was missed off the RIP section".

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"Peter, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and director of the National Theatre, was a wonderful and inspiring figure within the United Kingdom theatre industry and is sorely missed".

Yet there was no mention of Sir Peter Hall - a man SOLT called "a peerless British director and theatre impresario" when he died a year ago.

The company played in Stratford and also expanded into the Aldwych Theatre, as its first London home.

Giles Terera, who plays the part of Aaron Burr, was named Best Actor in a Musical, with Michael Jibson winning Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for his portrayal of King George III.

Despite its record-breaking nominations, it failed to top Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's nine wins previous year.

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