Dance of the Vampires, a musical version of Roman Polanski's 1967 film horror spoof, "The Fearless Vampire Killers," fared well in this year's annual German IMAGE Awards, nabbing six of the eight awards for "Open End Productions." Polanski himself directed the production. Each year Germany salutes its musicals and musical performers with the annual IMAGE Awards, given both for open-ended productions and state (regional) productions.
Here's the list of winners for the open-ended category:
Dance of the Vampires
Jim Steinman (Dance of the Vampires)
Michael Kunze (Dance of the Vampires)
Robert Jess Roth for Beauty and the Beast
Lead Actor in a Musical:
Steve Barton as Graf von Krolock in Dance of the Vampires
Lead Actress in a Musical
Daniela Ziegler as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard
Featured Actor in a Musical
Gernot Kranner as Professir Abronsius in Dance of the Vampires
Featured Actress in a Musical Eva Maria Marold as Magda in Dance of the Vampires
Although Internationally known for directing such films as "Rosemary's Baby," "Chinatown," "Macbeth," and "Death and the Maiden," Polanski is notorious in the United States for fleeing the country in 1977 after being charged in a statutory rape case.