2013 Green Room Awards Winners

Chess - The Production Company
Simon Gleeson, Michael Falzon, Silvie Paladino and Martin Crewes in Chess – The Production Company

With the Green Rooms Awards over and done for another year we have all the results for you.

The big winners for 2013 were The Production Company’s Chess with 7 awards and Opera Australia’s Salome with 5 awards.

A huge congratulations to all of the winners, all the nominees and everyone involved in a great night.

Alternative & Hybrid Performance

Outstanding Production
Shifting Ground – Zoe Scoglio (Arts House)

Outstanding Production – Creative Agency for Audiences
The Stream/The Boat/The Shore/The Bridge – Dan Koop (Next Wave Festival)

Innovation and Excellence in Circus
Carousel – One Trick Pony (Melbourne Fringe Festival)


Candice McQueen: Nasty! – Spanky

Spanky – Candice McQueen: Nasty!

Tommy Bradson – The Men My Mother Loved

Musical Direction
James Baker – A Hip Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

DasShoku Shake

Special Award for Lifetime Contribution to Cabaret
Bob Downe


Betty Pounder Award for Choreography
Antony Hamilton – Black Project 1 and Keep Everything (Antony Hamilton & Chunky Move)

Female Dancer
Natalie Allen – 2 One Another (Sydney Dance Company)

Male Dancer
Alistair Macindoe – Year’s Work (Lucy Guerin Inc & Chunky Move)

Sydney Dance Company – 2 One Another

Damien Cooper – The Narrative of Nothing (Lighting), The Australian Ballet

Sound and Music
Helen Mountford and Ria Soemardjo – Tower Suites (Composition and Performance), Ros Warby

Concept and Realisation
Black Project 1 – Antony Hamilton

Music Theatre

Actress in a Leading Role
Silvie Paladino – Chess

Actor in a Leading Role
Wayne Scott-Kermond – The Producers

Actor in a Supporting Role
Hugh Sheridan – A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Actress in a Supporting Role
Alinta Chidzey – Chess

Tony Bartuccio – Chess

Design – Lighting and/or Sound
Peter Grubb, Mark Benson & David Tonion for System Sound – Chess (sound)

Design – Set and/or Costume
Krystal Giddings – Chess (Costume)

Gale Edwards – Chess

Musical Direction
Andrew Greene – South Pacific

Outstanding Musical Production
Chess – The Production Company


Nicki Wendt – Midnight Son (Victorian Opera)

SalomeOpera Australia

Julie Lynch (Costumes), Brian Thomson (Set) and John Rayment (Lighting) – Salome (Opera Australia)

Simon Hewett – Salome (Opera Australia)

Female Principal
Cheryl Barker (Salome) – Salome (Opera Australia)

Male Principal
Giorgio Caoduro (Enrico) – Lucia di Lammermoor (Opera Australia)

Female Support
Dimity Shepherd (Cherubino) – The Marriage of Figaro (Victorian Opera)

Male Support
Thomas Hall (Jokanaan) – Salome (Opera Australia)

New Australian Opera
Midnight Son – Gordon Kerry (Composer) and Louis Nowra (Librettist)

Theatre – Companies

Female Actor
Eryn Jean Norvill (Waitress/Angie) – Top Girls (MTC)

Male Actor
Colin Friels (Mark Rothko) – Red (MTC)

Lighting Design
Damien Cooper – Macbeth (Bell Shakespeare)

Set and/or Costume Design
Anna Cordingley (Set & Costume Design) – Macbeth (Bell Shakespeare)

David Franzke (Composition & Sound Design) – Pompeii L.A. (Malthouse)

Matthew Lutton – On The Misconception of Oedipus

Top Girls by Caryl Churchill – MTC

Cast of On The Misconception of Oedipus – Malthouse & Perth Theatre Co.

Writing/Adaptation for the Australian Stage
Tom Wright (adaptation) On The Misconception of Oedipus – Malthouse & Perth Theatre Co.

Theatre – Independent

Male Performer
Richard Bligh (performer) – The McNeil Project (fortyfivedownstairs)

Female Performer
Karen Sibbing (Alma) – Persona (Fraught Outfit and Theatre Works)

Set and/or Costume Design
Dayna Morrissey (Set & Costume) – Persona (Fraught Outfit and Theatre Works)

Lighting Design
Danny Pettingill – Persona (Fraught Outfit and Theatre Works)

Ellen Warkentine and Mat Sweeney (Music Composition) – The Temptation of St Antony (Four Larks)

Adena Jacobs – Persona (Fraught Outfit and Theatre Works)

Persona – Fraught Outfit and Theatre Works

Tim Spencer – Show Me Yours, I’ll Show You Mine

Special Award for Contribution to Independent Theatre in Melbourne
MKA – North Melbourne Season for found space, design, writing and performances

Association Award

Lifetime Achievement Award
Colin Peasley OAM

Matt Edwards

Matt is a past owner of AussieTheatre, working as digital director from 2011 to 2019. He is also a performer, most recently appeared in the Australian tour of Mamma Mia! and previously in the Australian/NZ tour of CATS and Enda Markey's acclaimed production of Blood Brothers. As well as performing Matt keeps himself busy in the digital side of the arts working with web design agency Emptyhead Digital

Matt Edwards

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