2015 Glugs Theatre Awards Winners
The 2015 Glugs Theatre Awards were presented on Monday 1 February 2016 at Sydney’s Castlereagh Boutique Hotel.
2016 marks the Glugs’ 50th anniversary of their first meeting. In 1966 a group of theatre lovers – critics, journalists, actors and theatre-goers – met weekly for lunch to discuss theatre and welcome international touring actors. Founding members included theatre critic Norman Kessell, Bill Fenn, JCW’s PR man John Love, and ABC producer Allan Kendall.
In 1969, Barry Morse (star at the time of TV’s The Fugitive and touring Broadway show Hadrian VII in Sydney) christened the group inspired by C.J.Dennis’s tongue-in-cheek poems The Glugs of Gosh. The Glugs still hold bi-monthly luncheons to help overseas performers feel at home and grow a local theatre-appreciating community in Sydney to this day, meeting on the first Monday of the month.
The Glugs Theatre Awards kick off the year by honouring the best theatre of 2015, sponsored by the Seaborn Broughton and Walford Foundation.
Chief Glug Bill Winspear was M.C. with guests including John Bell, Lorraine Bayly, Nancye Hayes, James Millar, Marika Aubrey and Debora Krizak.
Image: Les Misérables, winner for Outstanding Mainstage Musical,
2015 GLUG AWARDS WINNERS
NORMAN KESSELL MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR
Amanda Muggleton - The Book Club - Ensemble
Huw Higginson - The House on the Lake - Griffin
JEFFRY JOYNTON-SMITH MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Gael Ballantyne - Ladies in Lavender - Ensemble
Benjamin Hoetjes - Ladies in Lavender - Ensemble
COLLEEN CLIFFORD MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN MUSIC THEATRE
Helen Dallimore - Blood Brothers - Enda Markey/Hayes Theatre Co
Hayden Tee - Les Misérables - Cameron Macintosh Aust
BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMER IN MUSIC THEATRE
Kerrie-Anne Greenland - Les Misérables - Cameron Macintosh Aust
Debora Krizak - Anything Goes - Opera Australia/John Frost
Trevor Ashley - Les Misérables - Cameron Macintosh Aust
STUART WAGSTAFF MEMORIAL AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING DIRECTION
Eamon Flack – Ivanov - Belvoir
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING MAINSTAGE MUSICAL
Les Misérables - Cameron Macintosh Aust.
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT MUSICAL
Man of La Mancha - dir Jay James-Moody - Squabbalogic
ROBERT DAVIS MEMORIAL AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION
Ivanov - Eamon Flack - Belvoir
JOHN WEST MEMORIAL AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING NEW AUSTRALIAN WORK
Ivanov - ad. Eamon Flack from Chekhov - Belvoir
TAFFY DAVIES MEMORIAL AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION
The Dapto Chaser - dir Glynn Nicholas - Apocalypse/Griffin Ind
MOST OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION FOR CHILDREN (SPONSORED BY ROSE PETERSEN)
Masquerade by Kate Mulvany, dir Lee Lewis - Griffin/ STC of SA
The Unknown Soldier by Sandra Eldridge, dir Matt Edgerton - Monkey Baa
LEE YOUNG AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING CABARET PERFORMANCE
Phil Scott - Reviewing the Situation
MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A NEWCOMER
Linden Furnell – Rent - Highway Run Prod/ Hayes Theatre Co
HAYES GORDON MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE BEHIND THE SCENES
Hayes Theatre Company
DON REID MEMORIAL AWARD FOR PERFORMER ON THE WAY
Contessa Treffone - Minus One Sister - Griffin Independent
RODNEY SEABORN MEMORIAL AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT