Lenny Henry to host Olivier Awards 2015 this April

Comedian-turned-stage-star, Lenny Henry, will host the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard.

The performer who won a Critics’ Choice Theatre Award for his performance in Fences last year, will take on hosting duty when this years ceremony is hosted at the Royal Opera House on 12 April.

Henry is fast becoming recognised for his theatre performances as well as work in comedy and commitments to Comic Relief, having made his Shakespearean debut in 2009.

The Olivier Awards 2015 nominations were announced last week, with Memphis, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Cats, Women on the Verge and Miss Saigon all receiving nods in the musical categories.

Check out the full list on nominees.