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Brian Thomson

 
Brian Thomson Headshot
Birth Place:
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Bio:
Born and educated in Sydney, Australia Brian studied architecture before venturing into theatre design. He was invited to London to design Jesus Christ Superstar at the Palace Theatre then designed the original productions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the cult movie The Rocky Horror Picture ... (read complete bio)
 
Brian Thomson Headshot

Birth Place: Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Bio:
Born and educated in Sydney, Australia Brian studied architecture before venturing into theatre design. He was invited to London to design Jesus Christ Superstar at the Palace Theatre then designed the original productions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the cult movie The Rocky Horror Picture ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2013]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Scenic Designer
 
[Toronto, 2010]
Scenic Designer
 
[West End, 2009]
Bus Concept & Scenic Designer
 
[Australia, 2006]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Production Designer
 
[Regional (US), 2002]
Scenic Designer
 
[West End, 2000]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Scenic Designer
 
[West End, 1972]
Scenic Designer

Brian Thomson Biography

Born and educated in Sydney, Australia Brian studied architecture before venturing into theatre design. He was invited to London to design Jesus Christ Superstar at the Palace Theatre then designed the original productions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the cult movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show before returning to Sydney as Associate Director of the Sydney Theatre Company. For Broadway he designed The King and I (Tony Award) and Dame Edna Back With A Vengeance. He designed the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games closing Ceremony, designs the Sydney New Years Eve Bridge Effect and was awarded an Order Of Australia (AM) in 2005.

Brian Thomson Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Best Set Designer
Brian Thomson, The King And I
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Scenic Design Gold Star
Brian Thomson, The King and I

Brian Thomson News

BWW REVIEW: 45 Years After Her Debut, Betty Blokk-Buster Returns To The Stage With BE Photo BWW REVIEW: 45 Years After Her Debut, Betty Blokk-Buster Returns To The Stage With BETTY BLOKK-BUSTER REIMAGINED Now Starring Josh Quong Tart
by Jade Kops - Jan 14, 2020

The cabaret character that changed Australian theatre when she first appeared in 1975 is revived and reinvented for the 21st century in BETTY BLOKK-BUSTER REIMAGINED.

BWW REVIEW: Jonathan Biggins Delivers A Delightful Masterclass In Dramatic Physicalit Photo BWW REVIEW: Jonathan Biggins Delivers A Delightful Masterclass In Dramatic Physicality In KRAPP'S LAST TAPE
by Jade Kops - Dec 1, 2019

Theatre heavyweight Jonathan Biggins takes on Samuel Beckett's weighty short work KRAPP'S LAST TAPE in a wonderful performance for Red Line Productions. 

KRAPPS LAST TAPE Will Come to the Old Fitzroy Theatre Photo KRAPPS LAST TAPE Will Come to the Old Fitzroy Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2019

To close their highly successful and diverse 2019 season at the Old Fitz Theatre, Red Line Productions presents a Samuel Beckett classic, Krapp's Last Tape, playing from 26 November to 14 December. Internationally acclaimed director Gale Edwards directs the extraordinary Jonathan Biggins in Beckett's glorious dance between performer and tape recorder.

STARSTRUCK - The Stage Musical Comes to NIDA Photo STARSTRUCK - The Stage Musical Comes to NIDA
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2019

Garry McQuinn and NIDA (Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art) have announced a collaborative partnership to produce the musical STARSTRUCK. Both organisations are keen to support the development of new Australian musicals: NIDA assisted as a platform to workshop the draft material in 2018 with students engaged with industry practitioners in a studio presentation. Following further development from writer Mitchell Butel and Hilary Bell, the piece will be realised under the direction of Kim Hardwick as a fully-staged performance as part of the NIDA October 2019 Season of Student Productions, co-produced with Garry's company RGM Productions in association with Palm Beach Pictures.

Australian Theatre Royalty Tony Sheldon Celebrates 2000 Shows Photo Australian Theatre Royalty Tony Sheldon Celebrates 2000 Shows
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 30, 2018

On Wednesday 31 October 2018, Australian theatre royalty, Tony Sheldon will celebrate his 2000 show milestone in Priscilla Queen of the Desert as sassy desert queen, Bernadette.

BWW Review: FAITH HEALER at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre Photo BWW Review: FAITH HEALER at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - Sep 29, 2018

The Fantastic Francis Hardy claims to be a faith healer, but he could just be a con artist.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens For First Time In Queensland Photo PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens For First Time In Queensland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

After playing 135 cities in 29 different countries around the world, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical will sashay into the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 26 September 2018 for the show's Queensland premiere season.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens For First Time In Queensland Photo PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens For First Time In Queensland
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2018

After playing 135 cities in 29 different countries around the world, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical will sashay into the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 26 September 2018 for the show's Queensland premiere season.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Producer to Workshop STARSTRUCK Musical Adaptation Photo PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Producer to Workshop STARSTRUCK Musical Adaptation
by Julie Musbach - Sep 4, 2018

According to TimeOut, producer Gary McQuinn, best known for bringing the Australian film Priscilla Queen of the Desert to the stage, his hard at work on another adaptation project, this time tacking 1982 film Starstruck.

Australian Film STARSTRUCK Will Be Turned Into A Stage Musical Photo Australian Film STARSTRUCK Will Be Turned Into A Stage Musical
by Marianka Swain - Sep 3, 2018

Brian Thomson Videos

VIDEO: Broadway and West End Star Tony Sheldon Talks PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT on Videoplay
VIDEO: Broadway and West End Star Tony Sheldon Talks PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT on Sunday Night With Bill Crews

by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

Broadway and West End stars Tony Sheldon is currently starring in Priscilla Queen of the Desert in Australia. The actor stopped by to chat with Rev. Bill Crews for his radio show Sunday Night with Bill Crews. Sheldon talked about the show, its significance, and his own career thus far.

Exclusive: Tony Sheldon Leads 'I Will Survive' in Australia's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE  Videoplay
Exclusive: Tony Sheldon Leads 'I Will Survive' in Australia's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 1, 2018

Australia's most successful homegrown musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is back to packed houses at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production! Watch in the video below as Tony Nominee Tony Sheldon leads the chorus in 'I Will Survive!'

STAGE TUBE: Highlights of DAME EDNA's Career History for GLORIOUS GOODBYE - THE FAREWELL TOUR
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2015

'Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye -The Farewell Tour,' begins previews at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 24, opens January 28 and continues through March 15, 2015. Check out the video below of her career history!

STAGE TUBE: PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Comes to San Diego with Over 500 Costumes Tonight
by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2013

Broadway/San Diego presents the first national tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, coming to The San Diego Civic Theatre from tonight, October 15th -20th, 2013. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Scott Willis and Joe Hart Talk PRISCILLA Tour in Denver
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2013

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL makes its stop at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts this week. On this edition of 'In Focus', host Eden goes backstage with Scott Willis, who plays 'Bernadette', and Joe Hart, who plays her love interest, 'Bob'. Watch the interview below!

STAGE TUBE: Wade McCollum and Bryan West Talk PRISCILLA Tour in Denver
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2013

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL makes its stop at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts this week. On this edition of 'In Focus', host Eden goes backstage with two stars of the show -- Wade McCollum plays 'Tick/Mitzi' and Bryan West 'Adam/Felicia'. Watch the interview below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with PRISCILLA's Wardrobe Supervisor Gillian Austin in Denver
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2013

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL makes its stop at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts this week. On this edition of 'In Focus' host Eden goes backstage to meet Gillian Austin, PRISCILLA's wardrobe supervisor. Gillian oversees more than 500 costumes for the show. Watch the interview below!

STAGE TUBE: PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Comes to San Diego with Over 500 Costumes
by Stage Tube - Aug 16, 2013

Broadway/San Diego presents the first national tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, coming to The San Diego Civic Theatre from October 15th -20th, 2013. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Joan & Melissa Rivers Visit PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT!
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2012

The Tony Award¬ģ winning production of Bette Midler's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL celebrate its one year anniversary on Broadway and 500,000th audience member worldwide on Tuesday, March 20. In the video below, Joan and Melissa Rivers pay a visit to the show where they chat with Tony Sheldon, get a tour of backstage, and more. Click below to check it out!

STAGE TUBE: PRISCILLA Star Will Swenson on NBC's New York Live!
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2012

WNBC 'New York Live' host Lauren Scala went backstage with PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT's Will Swenson to discuss the Tony Award nominated star's year with the smash hit musical and to play dress up in its Tony Award winning frocks.


Brian Thomson Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Brian Thomson been nominated for?
Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for The King And I and Best Scenic Design (Tony Awards) for The King and I .

What awards has Brian Thomson won?
Best Scenic Design (Tony Awards) for The King and I.