Nominations have been announced for this year’s Laurence Olivier Awards, with the ceremony scheduled for March 21, 2010 at Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The National Theatre, Royal Court, and Donmar Warehouse both fared well, and American designers Kevin Adams (lighting) and Brian Ronan (sound) were nominated for the London production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Spring Awakening, in the West End. Mark Henderson was nominated twice for best lighting design and Christopher Oram for best set design and best costume design for two different Donmar productions.

The design nominees are:

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
BURNT BY THE SUN: Mark Henderson at the National Theatre, Lyttelton
ENRON: Mark Henderson the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court and now at the Noël Coward Theatre
SPRING AWAKENING: Kevin Adams at the Novello Theatre
THREE DAYS OF RAIN: Jon Clark at the Apollo Theatre

BEST SET DESIGN
ENGLAND PEOPLE VERY NICE: Mark Thompson with animation by Pete Bishop at the National Theatre, Olivier
ENRON: Anthony Ward at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court and now at the Noël Coward Theatre
JERUSALEM: Ultz at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court and now at the Apollo Theatre
RED: Christopher Oram at the Donmar Warehouse

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
HELLO DOLLY! : Peter McKintosh at the Open Air Theatre
MADAME DE SADE: Christopher Oram, Donmar at Wyndham’s Theatre
THE MISANTHROPE: Amy Roberts at the Comedy Theatre
PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT- THE MUSICAL: Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner at the Palace Theatre

BEST SOUND DESIGN
EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR: Christopher Shutt at the National Theatre, Olivier
JERUSALEM: Ian Dickinson for Autograph at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court and now at the Apollo Theatre
MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN: Andrew Bruce and Nick Lidster for Autograph at the National Theatre, Olivier
SPRING AWAKENING: Brian Ronan at the Novello Theatre