Cate Blanchett, Hairspray Among 2011 Sydney Theatre Award Winners

News   Cate Blanchett, Hairspray Among 2011 Sydney Theatre Award Winners
 
The 2011 Sydney Theatre Awards were presented in an awards ceremony Jan. 16. Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, Angela Betzien's new play The Dark Room, and Hairspray were among the evening's winners.

Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett

In addition to the awards presentations, Australia's original Fantine, Debra Byrne, performed "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the musical's opening at Sydney's Theatre Royal.

The winners follow:

BEST MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

The Wild Duck (Belvoir)

BEST INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION The Libertine (Sport for Jove Theatre with Darlinghurst Theatre Company)

BEST DIRECTION OF A MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

Simon Stone (The Wild Duck)

BEST DIRECTION OF AN INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION

Sarah Giles (The Ugly One)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE OF A MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

Cate Blanchett (Gross und Klein)

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE OF A MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

Colin Moody (Julius Caesar)

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE OF A MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

Anita Hegh (The Wild Duck)

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE OF A MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

Anthony Phelan (The Wild Duck)

BEST ACTRESS IN AN INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION

Danielle King (The Libertine)

BEST ACTOR IN AN INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION

Anthony Gooley (The Libertine)

BEST STAGE DESIGN

Nick Schlieper (Baal)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Alice Babidge (Gross und Klein)

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN

Nick Schlieper (Baal)

BEST SCORE OR SOUND DESIGN

Alan John and Steve Francis (The White Guard)

BEST NEW AUSTRALIAN WORK

The Dark Room (Angela Betzien)

BEST NEWCOMER

Meyne Wyatt (The Brothers Size/Silent Disco)

BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

Hairspray

JUDITH JOHNSON AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Jaz Flowers (Hairspray)

JUDITH JOHNSON AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Paul Capsis (The Threepenny Opera)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Martin Crewes (Doctor Zhivago)

BEST PRODUCTION FOR CHILDREN

Snow on Mars (Theatre of Image in association with the Sydney Festival)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

David Williamson

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