JC Williamson Award

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JC Williamson Award
Awarded for In recognition of "individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Australian live entertainment and performing arts industry and shaped the future of our industry for the better."
Country Australia
Presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA)
First awarded 1998
Official website Website

The JC Williamson Award (formally known as the James Cassius Williamson Award), in honour of actor and theatre manager James Cassius Williamson, is a lifetime achievement award presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) since 1998 in recognition of "individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Australian live entertainment and performing arts industry and shaped the future of our industry for the better", and is the highest honour the LPA can bestow.[1][2] Recipients, who are performers, administrators, entrepreneurs, members of the media, writers, directors or politicians, are chosen by the JC Williamson Award Committee.[3]

The inaugural recipients of the award were Edna Edgley and Kenn Brodziak. The most recent recipients are Kylie Minogue and David Blenkinsop.

Recipients[edit]

Year Recipient(s) Ref(s)
1998 Edgley, EdnaEdna Edgley [4]
1998 Brodziak, KennKenn Brodziak [4]
1999 Withers, GoogieGoogie Withers [4]
1999 McCallum, JohnJohn McCallum [4]
2000
Award not given
2001 Cracknell, RuthRuth Cracknell [4]
2001 Hocking, CliffordClifford Hocking [4]
2002 Jacobsen, KevinKevin Jacobsen [4]
2002 Murphy, GraemeGraeme Murphy [4]
2003 Blacklock, WendyWendy Blacklock [4]
2003 Robertson, JohnJohn Robertson [4]
2004 Farnham, JohnJohn Farnham [4]
2004 Sumner, JohnJohn Sumner [4]
2005 Sutherland, JoanJoan Sutherland [5]
2005 Williamson, DavidDavid Williamson
2006 Clark, JohnJohn Clark [6]
2006 Bell, GraemeGraeme Bell
2007 Scott, MargaretMargaret Scott [7]
2007 Tuckwell, BarryBarry Tuckwell
2008 Nattrass, SueSue Nattrass [8]
2008 Humphries, BarryBarry Humphries
2009 Bell, JohnJohn Bell [9]
2009 Gudinski, MichaelMichael Gudinski
2010 Gould, TonyTony Gould [10]
2010 Nebenzahl, BrianBrian Nebenzahl
2011 Hayes, NancyeNancye Hayes [11]
2011 Lamond, ToniToni Lamond
2011 Perryman, JillJill Perryman
2012 Little, JimmyJimmy Little [12]
2012 Brisbane, KatharineKatharine Brisbane [13]
2013 Minogue, KylieKylie Minogue [14]
2013 Blenkinsop, DavidDavid Blenkinsop [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JC Williamson Award". Helpmann Awards (Live Performance Australia). Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Morgan, Clare (2 August 2011). "Spoonful of sugar leaves judges sweet on Poppins". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "JC Williamson Award criteria". Helpmann Awards. Live Performance Australia. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "JC Williamson Award recipients". Helpmann Awards. Live Performance Australia. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Staff (12 July 2005). "Springtime for Helpmann". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Creagh, Sunanda (27 June 2006). "For this jazz great, we have a little brother to thank". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Dunn, Emily (10 July 2007). "Promise of glory for Sydney shows". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Eliezer, Christie (30 June 2008). "Australia's Helpmann Nominations Unveiled". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media (Nielsen Business Media). Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  9. ^ Higson, Rosalie (28 July 2009). "Helpmanns honour guest for final role". The Australian. News Limited (News Corporation). Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Staff (30 August 2010). "A rewarding life in theatre for, Brian Nebenzahl, one who got with the program". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), (Commonwealth of Australia). Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  11. ^ Wright, Maryann (2 August 2011). "Mary's a perfect Poppins - musical scoops annual Helpmann Awards". News.com.au. News Limited (News Corporation). Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  12. ^ Staff reporter (3 May 2012). "Jimmy Little farewelled at Opera House". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times (News Corporation)). Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Katharine Brisbane awarded Helpmann's highest honour". ABC Radio National. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  14. ^ Adams, Cameron (28 June 2013). "Kylie Minogue to be presented with special honour at the 2013 Helpmann Awards". Herald Sun (Herald and Weekly Times (News Corp Australia)). Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "David Blenkinsop wins National Entertainment Award". University of Western Australia (UWA). 28 June 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

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