Teen drag queen musical has been nominated for a prestigious award

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Teen drag queen musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has been nominated for five Olivier Awards. The musical is based on a real-life story of 16-year-old drag queen Jamie Campbell The show’s leading actor John McCrea, was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical, while Josie Walker, who plays Jamie’s mother Margaret, is up for Best Actress. The Feeling singer Dan Gillespie Sells, who wrote the music for the show, is up for the Outstanding Achievement in Music award, while choreographer Katie Prince is up for Best Choreographer. The show is to be nominated for the Best New Musical. Andrew Garfield is up for Best Actor, while James McArdle and Denise Gough are nominated in the supporting actor and actress categories. Julian Bird, Chief Executive of Society of London Theatre and Executive Producer of the Olivier Awards, said: “This year’s Olivier nominations reflect a strong and exciting performing arts scene in the UK with fresh, new work coming to the fore. It is wonderful to see so many first time nominees and we look forward to welcoming everyone to this celebratory occasion on Sunday 8 April”.

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