Queenie van de Zandt

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Queenie van de Zandt is an Australian actress, singer, comedian, recording artist, writer, and arts educator. She is founder of the Australian Musical Theatre Academy.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Canberra to Dutch immigrants, Van de Zandt attended St Matthew's Primary School and St Francis Xavier High School before graduating in the top 2% of her state at Daramalan College.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Van de Zandt relocated to Sydney in 1992 and began her career performing in musicals and stage plays such as Hair, Cabaret, Les Misérables, Anything Goes, Threepenny Opera, Furious, Barmaids, After January, and The Boy from Oz.[citation needed] She has since worked extensively in musical theatre, plays, and cabaret, as well as appearing on television and in film and releasing several albums.

As of 2016 she was also regularly performing as her comedy character and alter-ego, Jan van de Stool, a Dutch-born musical therapist.[1]

Teaching[edit]

Alongside her career as a performer, Van de Zandt founded the Australian Musical Theatre Academy and runs workshops, masterclasses and courses throughout Australia and internationally in performance and audition technique for musical theatre. She has held lecturing positions at the University of Ballarat Arts Academy, the Victorian College of the Arts and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

  • 2018: Glugs Award - The Lee Young Award for the Most Outstanding Cabaret Performance for Blue: The Songs of Joni Mitchell
  • 2017: Broadway World - Sydney Award - Best Cabaret Performance for BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell
  • 2017: Broadway World - Sydney Award - Best Cabaret for BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell
  • 2008: Glug Award – Jeffry Joynton-Smith Memorial Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Izzy in Rabbit Hole[2]
  • 1997: MEAA ACT Green Room Award for Best Performance for her performance as Alison/Louise/Spokesperson in ?

Nominations[edit]

  • 2018 Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer for her performance in BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell
  • 2018 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Cabaret Production for BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell
  • 2015 Green Room Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Witch in Into the Woods
  • 2015 Theatre People Pro-Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical (limited run) for The Witch in Into the Woods
  • 2010 Glugs Award - Norman Kessell Award for Best Actress for her performance as Beverly in Abigail's Party
  • 2009 Green Room Award for Best Supporting Performer in Theatre – Companies (joint nomination along with Jennifer Vuletic and Natalie Gamsu) for their performances as Women of Troy in Women of Troy
  • 2008 Green Room Award for Best Cabaret Artiste for the International Melbourne Comedy Festival season of I GET THE MUSIC IN YOU an evening with Jan van de Stool
  • 2007 AussieTheatre.com Award for Cabaret Show of the Year for Cabaret – in 12 Easy Steps
  • 2007 AussieTheatre.com Award for Cabaret Artist of the Year for Cabaret – in 12 Easy Steps
  • 2006 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Cabaret for her one-woman show I GET THE MUSIC IN YOU an evening with Jan van de Stool
  • 2005 Green Room Award for Female Artist in a Supporting Role for her performance as Vicki Nichols in The Full Monty – The Musical
  • 2004 Nomination, Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical, for her performance as Mrs Sowerberry in Oliver!

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'You're not gonna make it. Get a job': Wake-up call for Australia's Got Talent hopefuls". The Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Awards". Glugs. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2023.

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