Musical Theatre Nominees in 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards

Published on 10th Jan, 2017

Musical Theatre Shows Lead the Nominations

Sydney Theatre Awards | January 23 | Seymour Centre

Nominations were announced in December for the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards for 2016, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday 23 January 2017 at 6pm at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre.

Leading the list with ten nominations are two musicals, Little Shop of Horrors, presented by Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co, and Spring Awakening, presented by ATYP (Australian Theatre for Young People).  Nominations in the 35 theatre categories were spread across 45 productions which played on Sydney stages during 2016. For a full list of nominations across all categories visit: www.sydneytheatreawards.com

The Sydney Theatre Awards are presented annually by a group of leading theatre critics to celebrate the strength, quality and diversity of theatre in Sydney.

The reviewers all felt 2016 was a strong but difficult year for theatre in Sydney. John McCallum, The Australian, said, “The richness and quality of so much theatre this year has been an astonishing tribute to the resilience and generosity of our creative theatre artists. This is in the face of dreadful funding cuts and, in the case of the independent sector, mostly no funding at all. That sector continues to rival, and in some cases surpass, the work of the mainstream sector. They have done this by the appallingly simple method of foregoing a decent income for themselves. There has been so much offered to us for free. The mainstream sector has also continued to produce much excellent work. On behalf of Sydney theatregoers we thank them all.”

NOMINATIONS REPRESENTING MUSICAL THEATRE:

BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

Fiddler on the Roof (The Works Entertainment)

Little Shop of Horrors (Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co)

My Fair Lady (Opera Australia and John Frost)

Spring Awakening (atyp)

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Hayes Theatre Co)

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

Little Shop of Horrors. Photo Jeff Busby

Dean Bryant (Little Shop of Horrors)

Mitchell Butel (Spring Awakening)

Roger Hodgman (Fiddler on the Roof)

Shaun Rennie (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Laura Bunting (Side Show)

Kerrie Anne Greenland (Side Show)

Esther Hannaford (Little Shop of Horrors)

Anna O’Byrne (My Fair Lady)

Jessica Rookeward (Spring Awakening)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

David Campbell (Dream Lover)

Brent Hill (Little Shop of Horrors)

James Raggatt (Spring Awakening)

Anthony Warlow (Fiddler on the Roof)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Kate Cheel (Spring Awakening)

Hannah Fredericksen (Dream Lover)

Sheridan Harbridge (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)

Laura Murphy (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Blake Bowden (Fiddler on the Roof)

Scott Johnson (Little Shop of Horrors)

Reg Livermore (My Fair Lady)

Mark Mitchell (Fiddler on the Roof)

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION

ATYPs Spring Awakening The Musical. Photo Tracey Schramm

Lucy Bermingham (Spring Awakening)

Daniel Edmonds (Dream Lover)

Michael Tyack (The Detective’s Handbook)

Andrew Worboys (Little Shop of Horrors)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A MUSICAL

Amy Campbell (Spring Awakening)

Andrew Hallsworth (Dream Lover)

Andrew Hallsworth (Little Shop of Horrors)

Cameron Mitchell (Mack and Mabel)

Musical Theatre was also representing in the categories below:

BEST STAGE DESIGN

Owen Phillips (Little Shop of Horrors)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Tim Chappel (Little Shop of Horrors)

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN

Ross Graham (Little Shop of Horrors)

BEST NEWCOMER

James Raggatt (Spring Awakening)

Jessica Rookeward (Spring Awakening)

BEST PRODUCTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Spring Awakening (atyp)

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