Laurence Olivier Award For Best Director - Award Winners - 2000s

2000s

  • 2000: Trevor Nunn – Summerfolk, The Merchant of Venice and Troilus and Cressida
    • David Levaux – The Real Thing
    • Jeremy Sams – Spend Spend Spend
    • Julie Taymor – The Lion King
  • 2001: Howard Davies – All My Sons
    • Michael GrandagePassion Play
    • Nicholas Hytner – Orpheus Descending
    • Trevor Nunn – The Cherry Orchard
    • Ian Talbot – The Pirates of Penzance
  • 2002: Michael Boyd – Henry VI and Richard III
    • Michael Blakemore – Kiss Me, Kate
    • Howard Davies – Private Lives
    • Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch – Shockheaded Peter
    • Ian Rickson – Mouth to Mouth
  • 2003: Sam Mendes – Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya
    • Matthew Bourne – Play Without Words
    • Richard EyreVincent in Brixton
    • Edward Hall – Rose Rage
  • 2004: Michael GrandageCaligula
    • Stafford Arima – Ragtime
    • Gary Griffin – Pacific Overtures
    • Stewart Lee – Jerry Springer: The Opera
  • 2005: Nicholas Hytner – The History Boys
    • Richard Eyre and Matthew Bourne – Mary Poppins
    • Rufus Norris – Festen
    • Susan Stroman – The Producers
  • 2006: Richard EyreHedda Gabler
    • Stephen Daldry – Billy Elliot the Musical
    • Michael Grandage – Don Carlos
    • Phyllida Lloyd – Mary Stuart
    • Melly Still – Coram Boy
  • 2007: Dominic Cooke – The Crucible
    • Sam Buntrock – Sunday in the Park with George
    • Joe Mantello – Wicked
  • 2008: Rupert Goold – Macbeth
    • Rob Ashford – Parade
    • Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris – War Horse
    • Jack O'Brien – Hairspray
  • 2009: John Tiffany – Black Watch
    • Terry Johnson – La Cage aux Folles
    • Des McAnuff – Jersey Boys
    • Emma Rice – Brief Encounter

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