Green Room Award for Male Actor in a Leading Role (Music Theatre)

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The Green Room Award for Male Actor in a Leading Role (Music Theatre) is an annual award recognising excellence in the performing arts in Melbourne. The peer-based Green Room Awards were first presented in February 1984, for productions in 1983.[1]

Winners and Nominees[edit]

Winners are in bold; nominees are provided when all nominees in that year are known.

1980s[edit]

Year Actor Production Character
1983
1st
1984
2nd
Jon English The Pirates of Penzance Pirate King
1985
3rd
Jon Ewing La Cage Aux Folles Albin
1986
4th
Peter Adams Guys and Dolls Nathan Detroit
1987
5th
David Atkins Dancin' Man
1988
6th
Lewis Fiander My Fair Lady Henry Higgins
1989
7th
Simon Burke Anything Goes Billy Crocker
Geoffrey Chard Man of La Mancha Cervantes/Don Quixote
Cameron Daddo Big River Huckleberry Finn
Michael Edward-Stevens Big River Jim
D.J. Foster Pastrana Charles Lent

1990s[edit]

Year Actor Production Character
1990
8th
Rob Guest Les Misérables Jean Valjean
1991
9th
Anthony Warlow The Phantom of the Opera Phantom
Nick Carrafa Hair Claude
Cameron Daddo The Wizard of Oz Scarecrow
Drew Forsythe The Venetian Twins Zanetto/Tonino
David Whitney The Wizard of Oz Tin Man
1992
10th
John Waters Looking Through a Glass Onion John Lennon
Jeffrey Black The Pirates of Penzance Pirate King
Marty Fields Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down
Rhys Muldoon Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down
D.J. Foster Return to the Forbidden Planet Dr Prospero
John Wood King of Country Chook Fowler
1993
11th
Keith Michell Scrooge Ebenezer Scrooge
1994
12th
Derek Metzger Me and My Girl Bill Snibson
Michael Cormick Falsettos Whizzer
John O'May Falsettos Marvin
Merfyn Owen Rigoletto: A Perversion
1995
13th[a]
Drew Forsythe The Mikado Ko-Ko
David Gould The Mikado The Mikado
Bruce Myles Assassins
John O'May Assassins John Wilkes Booth
Grant Smith Beauty and the Beast Lumiere
1996
14th
No award given N/A N/A
1997
15th[2]
John O'May A Little Night Music Fredrik Egerman
Paul Blackwell The Venetian Twins Zanetto/Tonino
Philip Gould Crazy for You Bobby Child
Derek Metzger Chess Anatoly
Jeremy Stanford Sweet Charity Oscar Lindquist
1998
16th
Topol Fiddler on the Roof Tevye
Kanen Breen Vincent an a cappella opera
Michael McCarthy Les Misérables Javert
Timothy Shew Les Misérables Jean Valjean
1999
17th[3]
Todd McKenney The Boy From Oz Peter Allen
Philip Gould Show Boat Gaylord Ravenal
Barry Otto Show Boat Cap'n Andy

2000s[edit]

Year Actor Production Character
2000
18th[4]
Craig Urbani Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story Buddy Holly
Peter Cousens Company Bobby
2001
19th[5]
David Campbell Shout! The Legend of the Wild One Johnny O'Keefe
Todd McKenney Singin' in the Rain Don Lockwood
Anthony Warlow Annie Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks
Wayne Scott Kermond Singin' in the Rain Cosmo Brown
Derek Metzger How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying J. Pierrepont Finch
2002
20th[6]
Martin Crewes Hair Claude
Paul McDermott The Witches of Eastwick Darryl Van Horne
Damien Aylward I Should Be So Lucky Scott
Matt Hetherington Hair Berger
Martin Crewes The Man from Snowy River Jim Ryan (The Man)
2003
21st[7]
Ian Stenlake They're Playing Our Song Vernon Gersch
Toby Allen Cabaret Emcee
Ian Stenlake Cabaret Clifford Bradshaw
Martin Croft Joe Starts Again Joe
2004
22nd
David Campbell Carousel Billy Bigelow
Ian Stenlake Eureka Peter Lalor
Matt Hetherington The Full Monty Jerry Lukowski
Jamie Jackson Love: A Multiple Choice Question
2005
23rd[8]
Ian Stenlake Oklahoma! Curly
Adam Jon Fiorentino Saturday Night Fever Tony
David Campbell Sunset Boulevard Joe Gillis
2006
24th[9]
iOTA Hedwig and the Angry Inch Hedwig
Hugh Jackman The Boy From Oz Peter Allen
2007
25th[10]
Tony Sheldon Priscilla Queen of the Desert the musical Bernadette
Mitchell Butel Little Me Noble Egglestone and all the men in Belle's life
Leo Tavarro Valdez Miss Saigon The Engineer
Mike McLeish Keating! Paul Keating
Bille Brown Spamalot King Arthur
2008
26th[11]
Michael Dameski, Joshua Denyer, Rhys Kosakowski, Dayton Tavares, and Joshua Waiss Gates Billy Elliot the Musical Billy Elliot
Eddie Perfect Shane Warne: The Musical Shane Warne
Richard Piper Billy Elliot the Musical Dad
2009
27th[12]
Matt Hetherington Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Freddy Benson
Mitchell Butel Avenue Q Princeton/Rod
Bobby Fox Jersey Boys Frankie Valli
Scott Johnson Jersey Boys Tommy De Vito
James Millar Gutenberg! The Musical! Doug Simon

2010s[edit]

Year Actor Production Character
2010
28th[13]
Geoffrey Rush The Drowsy Chaperone Man In Chair
Todd McKenney The Boy From Oz Peter Allen
2011
29th[14]
Brent Hill Rock of Ages Lonny
Reg Livermore Turns Alistair
2012
30th
Wayne Scott Kermond The Producers Max Bialystock
Martin Crewes Chess Freddy
Simon Gleeson Chess Anatoly
Matt Hetherington Promises, Promises Chuck Baxter
Geoffrey Rush A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Pseudolus
2013
31st[15]
David Harris Legally Blonde Emmett Forrest
Rohan Browne Singin' in the Rain Don Lockwood
Bobby Fox Hot Shoe Shuffle Spring
2014
32nd[16]
Tom Parsons Once Guy
Hayden Tee Les Misérables Javert
Simon Burke La Cage aux Folles Georges
Simon Gleeson Les Misérables Jean Valjean
Gareth Keegan Blood Brothers Mickey Johnstone
2015
33rd[17]
Martin Crewes Sweet Charity Charlie / Oscar / Vittorio
Nick Afoa The Lion King Simba
Jordan Pollard Avenue Q Princeton / Rod
Alex Rathgeber Anything Goes Billy Crocker
Nick Simpson-Deeks Company Bobby
2016
34th[18]
Callum Francis Kinky Boots
Brent Hill Little Shop of Horrors
Simon Gleeson Curtains
James Millar Matilda the Musical
2017
35th[19][20]
Charles Edwards My Fair Lady Henry Higgins
Grant Piro Hello, Dolly! Horace Vandergelder
Joel Granger Ordinary Days Warren
Ainsley Melham Aladdin Aladdin
Michael James Scott Aladdin Genie

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ This year had a combined 'best performance by a male artist' category, rather than separate categories for lead and featured.

Citations

  1. ^ History Archived 21 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine Green Room Awards Association. Retrieved on 17 February 2014
  2. ^ "1997 Green Room Awards" Green Room Awards Association. Retrieved 23 February 2014
  3. ^ "Green Room Awards 1999 - Music Theatre" Green Room Awards Association. Retrieved 23 February 2014
  4. ^ "Green Room Award nominations" The Age, 19 February 2001. Retrieved on 23 February 2014
  5. ^ 2001 nominations media release Green Room Awards Association. Retrieved on 23 February 2014
  6. ^ "2002 nominations"[dead link] Green Room Awards Association. Retrieved on 23 February 2014
  7. ^ "2003 nominations" Green Room Awards Association. Retrieved on 23 February 2014
  8. ^ "2005 Green Room Award nominations announced" State of the Arts, 22 February 2006. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Green Room Award nominations announced" Australian Stage Online, 21 February 2007. Retrieved on 17 February 2014
  10. ^ 2007 Recipients and Nominations Archived 15 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine Green Room Awards Association. Retrieved on 17 February 2014.
  11. ^ 2008 Recipients and Nominations Archived 9 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine Green Room Awards Association. Retrieved on 17 February 2014.
  12. ^ 2009 Recipients and Nominations Archived 15 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine Green Room Awards Association. Retrieved on 17 February 2014
  13. ^ 2010 Nominations Archived 15 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine Green Room Awards Association. Retrieved on 17 February 2014
  14. ^ 2011 Recipients and Nominations Archived 9 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine Green Room Awards Association. Retrieved on 17 February 2014
  15. ^ "2013 Green Room Award Winners". Stage Whispers. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  16. ^ Puvanenthiran, Bhakthi (14 February 2015). "Damien Ryan and Bell Shakespeare sweep nominations for Green Room". The Age. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  17. ^ "Green Room Awards: full winners list". Daily Review. 21 March 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  18. ^ "Nominations for the 2017 Green Room Awards Announced | Australian Arts Review". artsreview.com.au. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  19. ^ Justine, Nguyen (22 February 2018). "Nominees for the 2018 Green Room Awards announced". Limelight. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  20. ^ Francis, Hannah (9 April 2018). "Whelan Browne gets comeuppance over trolls with Green Room Awards gong". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 April 2018.

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