Tony and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Idina Menzel and Glee star Matthew Morrison are crossing the pond for the 2013 Olivier Awards! Menzel and Morrison, alongside singer and West End vet Petula Clark, are scheduled to perform at the star-studded ceremony on April 28. Hosted by two-time Olivier winner Sheridan Smith and Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville, the awards will take place at London’s Royal Opera House. Presenters will include Daniel Radcliffe, Kim Cattrall, Matilda composer Tim Minchin, Lily James, Myleene Klass, Lee Evans, Arlene Phillips, David Suchet and Romola Garai.
The ceremony will also include performances by Will Young and the company of Cabaret, the full companies of A Chorus Line and Top Hat, The Bodyguard star Heather Headley performing “I Will Always Love You,” and James Bourne singing an exclusive performance from Loserville.
Menzel made her Broadway debut in Rent, earning a Tony nomination. She starred in Aida on Broadway before earning a Tony for her portrayal of Elphaba in Wicked. She reprised her role in the West End production. Menzel’s film and TV credits include the Rent movie, Glee and Enchanted. She is slated to star in Broadway’s If/Then in spring 2014.
Morrison currently stars as Mr. Schuester on TV’s Glee. He earned a Tony nomination for The Light in the Piazza, and has also appeared on Broadway in Footloose, The Rocky Horror Show, Hairspray, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way and South Pacific.
Clark appeared in Blood Brothers on Broadway. Her West End credits include Sunset Boulevard and The Sound of Music. Her film and TV credits include An Orphan’s Tale, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Finian’s Rainbow and The Runaway Bus. Clark rose to international fame in 1964 when her single “Downtown” was released in four languages. Her additional Top 40 hits include “I Know a Place,” “My Love,” “A Sign of the Times,” “I Couldn’t Live Without You,” “This is My Song” and “Don’t Sleep on the Subway.”