Miss Saigon is year’s best musical

The new Australian production of Miss Saigon has been named Best Musical at the 2007 AussieTheatre.com Awards, beating out Company, Little Me, Phantom Of The Opera and 42nd Street.

MissSaigon_archive_DavidHarrisFor the first time, AussieTheatre.com’s readership chose both the nominees and the winners of the awards. This decision saw a wide range of shows honoured, with no specific production dominating the awards.

While Miss Saigon took out the top award, it was the show’s only gong, with Sideshow Alley the surprise success story, winning three awards – Best Direction Of A Musical for Gary Young, Best Musical Direction Of A Musical for Paul Keelan and Best Male Actor In A Musical for Chris Parker.

Tamsin Carroll won her second consecutive Best Female Actor In A Musical Award, taking it home for Dusty in 2006 and this year for her work in Company at the Theatre Royal.

In cabaret, David Campbell was named Cabaret Artist Of The Year – a category he lost by just a handful of votes last year – while Chelsea Plumley won Best Cabaret Show for Gorgeous.

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