JC Williamson Award

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JC Williamson Award
Awarded forIn 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."
CountryAustralia
Presented byLive Performance Australia (LPA)
First awarded1998
WebsiteWebsite

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.

Recipients[edit]

Operatic soprano, Dame Joan Sutherland, received the award in 2005.
Comedian, Barry Humphries, was the 2008 recipient.
Year Recipient(s) Ref(s)
1998 Edna Edgley [4]
Kenn Brodziak [4]
1999 Googie Withers [4]
John McCallum [4]
2000
Award not given
2001 Ruth Cracknell [4]
Clifford Hocking [4]
2002 Kevin Jacobsen [4]
Graeme Murphy [4]
2003 Wendy Blacklock [4]
John Robertson [4]
2004 John Farnham [4]
John Sumner [4]
2005 Joan Sutherland [5]
David Williamson
2006 John Clark [6]
Graeme Bell
2007 Margaret Scott [7]
Barry Tuckwell
2008 Sue Nattrass [8]
Barry Humphries
2009 John Bell [9]
Michael Gudinski
2010 Tony Gould [10]
Brian Nebenzahl
2011 Nancye Hayes [11]
Toni Lamond
Jill Perryman
2012 Jimmy Little [12]
Katharine Brisbane [13]
2013 Kylie Minogue [14]
David Blenkinsop [15]
2014 John Frost [16]
2015 Paul Kelly [17]
2016 Stephen Page
2017 Richard Tognetti
2018 Robyn Archer
Reg Livermore
Robyn Nevin
Archie Roach
Jim Sharman
2019 Kev Carmody [18]


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. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. 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.
  16. ^ Epstein, Jackie (8 April 2014). "John Frost to be honoured at Helpmann Awards". Herald Sun. Herald and Weekly Times (News Corp Australia). Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  17. ^ "Helpmann Awards 2015: Les Miserables wins Best Musical, Paul Kelly receives JC Williamson award". ABC News. ABC News Australia. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  18. ^ "2019 Helpmann Awards Act II presented". Limelight. Retrieved 16 July 2019.

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