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2021 Sydney Theatre Award Winners

Photo: Daniel Boud.

The winners of the 2021 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced at a star-studded ceremony, with 29 Awards presented, shared between 18 productions which played on Sydney stages during 2020 and 2021. Almost 400 members of the Sydney theatre community gathered at the Seymour Centre on Monday night to celebrate what was termed a “family reunion” after two devastating years due to COVID-19.

BEST MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

BEST INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION

  • Symphonie Fantastique (Little Eggs Collective in association with KXT)

BEST DIRECTION OF A MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

  • Kip Williams (The Picture of Dorian Gray)

BEST DIRECTION OF AN INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION

  • Tasnim Hossain (Yellow Face)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

  • Eryn Jean Norvill (The Picture of Dorian Gray)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A LEADING ROLE IN AN INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION

  • Shan-Ree Tan (Yellow Face) 

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN AN INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION

BEST STAGE DESIGN OF A MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

  • Marg Horwell and David Bergman (The Picture of Dorian Gray)

BEST STAGE DESIGN OF AN INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION

  • Charles Davis (Happy Days)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF AN INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION

  • Esther Zhong (Three Fat Virgins Unassembled)

BEST NEW AUSTRALIAN WORK

  • The Visitors (Jane Harrison)

BEST NEWCOMER

  • Kiana Daniele (SIX)

BEST ENSEMBLE

  • Symphonie Fantastique

BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

  • Hamilton (Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater and Michael Cassel)

BEST CABARET PRODUCTION

  • Is This All Then? (Philip Quast)

BEST PRODUCTION FOR CHILDREN

  • Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Sydney Opera House and Australian Chamber Orchestra)

BEST PRODUCTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

  • I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You (The Good Room, Critical Stages Touring, ATYP and Riverside Theatres)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Gale Edwards
  • Tony Sheldon

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