Sheldon Wins Broadway Award can reveal that Australia’s own Tony Sheldon has received his first Broadway Award, as announced this week in New York. 

 Tony Sheldon as can reveal that Australia’s own Tony Sheldon has received his first Broadway Award, as announced this week in New York.   Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical star Tony Sheldon has been awarded a 2011 Theatre World Award – the oldest award given for a debut On or Off Broadway. Only six actresses and six actors are presented with a Theatre World Award for their debut performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production every year, and the award can only ever be received once. 
The Theatre World Award winners are chosen by the Theatre World Awards committee, which includes representatives from Playbill, TalkinBroadway, and Time Out New York.           The Theatre World Award annual ceremony will take place Tuesday, June 7 at 2:00pm at the August Wilson Theater and will be attended by former winners and invited members of the theatre community. Sheldon has also been nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for his portrayal of Bernadette in the hit show Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, directed by Simon Phillips. The role of Bernadette (played by Terence Stamp in the 1994 film Priscilla Queen of The Desert) has been portrayed by Sheldon in Australia, London’s West End and now on Broadway to great acclaim.  

Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

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