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Tony Sheldon

 
Bio:
Sheldon comes from one of Australia's leading theatrical families: his mother is Toni Lamond, his aunt Helen Reddy, and his grandmother Stella Lamond. He won the 2005 Helpmann Award, the Sydney Critics Award, the Mo Award and the Glugs Award for his performance as Roger de Bris in The Producers. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Sheldon comes from one of Australia's leading theatrical families: his mother is Toni Lamond, his aunt Helen Reddy, and his grandmother Stella Lamond. He won the 2005 Helpmann Award, the Sydney Critics Award, the Mo Award and the Glugs Award for his performance as Roger de Bris in The Producers. ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Concert Presentation, 2017
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Dufayel
Colignon
  [Los Angeles]
Center Theatre Group Pre-Broadway Engagement, 2016
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Theatre for the New City Original Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Julius Caesar
Calpurnia
Lepidus
  [Los Angeles]
Berkley Rep World Premiere Production, 2015
Dufayel
Collignon
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Special Event, 2014
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Bernadette
  [Toronto]
Pre-Broadway North American Production, 2010
Bernadette
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2009
Bernadette
  [Australia]
Australian Production, 1982
Singer
  [Australia]
World Premiere, 1979
Performer

Tony Sheldon Biography

Sheldon comes from one of Australia's leading theatrical families: his mother is Toni Lamond, his aunt Helen Reddy, and his grandmother Stella Lamond.

He won the 2005 Helpmann Award, the Sydney Critics Award, the Mo Award and the Glugs Award for his performance as Roger de Bris in The Producers. He was also nominated for a Helpmann and a Green Room Award for his work in The Witches of Eastwick in 2003. He wrote and directed The Times of My Life at the Ensemble Theatre (2006) and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival for his mother, Toni Lamond.

Sheldon played more than 1,700 performances as Bernadette in Priscilla Queen of the Desert in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, West End (2009) and Toronto prior to the Broadway premiere in March 2011. He won the Green Room Award, Best Male Artist in a Leading Role, and was nominated for an Olivier Award (2010, London).

He was nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Priscilla on Broadway. As part of the tenth anniversary tour in Australia presented by Michael Cassel Group, Tony performed his 1800th performance as Bernadette in Melbourne on 7 March 2018 and hit the milestone of 1900 performances in the role on Wednesday 20 June at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. He played Dufayel in the musical adaption of Amélie. Starting in 2019 he played Grandpa Joe in the Australian production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Tony Sheldon Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Tony Sheldon, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Tony Sheldon, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
 
Theatre World Awards - 2011 - Performance Gold Star
Tony Sheldon, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Tony Sheldon, Priscilla Queen of the Desert
 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best Actor in a Musical or Entertainment
Tony SheldonPriscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical

Tony Sheldon News

BWW Review: VARIETY GALA - ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2022 at Adelaide Festival Theatr Photo BWW Review: VARIETY GALA - ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2022 at Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - Mar 26, 2022

The red carpet launch of the annual Festival.

HAMILTON, FUN HOME, SIX, and More Take Home 2021 Sydney Theatre Awards Photo HAMILTON, FUN HOME, SIX, and More Take Home 2021 Sydney Theatre Awards
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2022

The winners of the 2021 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced tonight at a star-studded ceremony, with 29 Awards presented, shared between 18 productions which played on Sydney stages during 2020 and 2021. Check out the full list!

Audra Mcdonald, Elizabeth Stanley, Lauren Patten, and More to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Photo Audra Mcdonald, Elizabeth Stanley, Lauren Patten, and More to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Tonight to Talk Omicron
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 20, 2021

Hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley will be speaking tonight with CBS Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook, as well as Michael Mina (Chief Science Officer at EMed) and Kim Prather, Ph.D., (Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, UC San Diego) about the new Omicron variant and what it means for Broadway and beyond on tonight's episode of 'Stars In The House' to benefit The Actors Fund.

Lee Roy Reams, Tony Sheldon, Brad Oscar, Lawrence Leritz and Gerard Alessandrini to J Photo Lee Roy Reams, Tony Sheldon, Brad Oscar, Lawrence Leritz and Gerard Alessandrini to Join Backstage Babble Trivia
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 16, 2021

What happens when you get five theater celebrities to ask Broadway trivia to four of the biggest theater fans, experts, and professionals around? An evening of laughter, anecdotes, prizes, and of course, trivia.

Lawrence Leritz Joins Broadway Pride Month Celebration June 20 and 21st Photo Lawrence Leritz Joins Broadway Pride Month Celebration June 20 and 21st
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2021

In celebration of Pride month, Backstage Babble is releasing a series of episodes with LGBT artists that fulfill it's mission-painting a picture of what it has been like to be gay in the theater world from the 1950s up until the present day. It is hosted by 13-year old Charles Kirsch.

Jenifer Lewis, James Wesley, and Seth Rudetsky to be Honored With MAC Awards Photo Jenifer Lewis, James Wesley, and Seth Rudetsky to be Honored With MAC Awards
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2021

This year's Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) presents Tony nominee Jenifer Lewis with its 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 35th Annual MAC Awards. Additionally, James Wesley and Seth Rudetsky will be honored for their creation of Stars in the House.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 20- PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, March 20- PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2021

On this day in 2011, the musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert celebrated its opening night on Broadway!

André De Shields, Bobby Cannavale, Laura Bell Bundy and More Join SAVE WEST BANK CAF Photo André De Shields, Bobby Cannavale, Laura Bell Bundy and More Join SAVE WEST BANK CAFE VIRTUAL TELETHON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 24, 2020

Since 1978, West Bank Cafe has been one of the epicenters of New York City’s theatre community, and due to the pandemic, it is on the verge of permanently closing. With Broadway dark, tourism down, indoor dining closed, and no relief plan in sight, 2020 has created a plethora of financial problems for the beloved theater district institution. 

Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Pete Townshend & More Join SAVE WEST BANK CAFE VIRTUA Photo Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Pete Townshend & More Join SAVE WEST BANK CAFE VIRTUAL TELETHON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2020

Since 1978, West Bank Cafe has been one of the epicenters of New York City’s theatre community, and due to the pandemic, it is on the verge of permanently closing. With Broadway dark, tourism down, indoor dining closed, and no relief plan in sight, 2020 has created a plethora of financial problems for the beloved theater district institution. 

12th Annual DO40 Legacy Awards Streams Live Monday, December 14 Photo 12th Annual DO40 Legacy Awards Streams Live Monday, December 14
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 8, 2020

Dancers Over 40 continues to bring together the artistic community with the 12th Annual Legacy Awards Monday, December 14th, 8pm.

Tony Sheldon Videos

Broadway Rewind: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Reaches Its Final Destination on Broad Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Reaches Its Final Destination on Broadway in 2011!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2020

Today we rewind to 2011 for opening night of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The musical, directed by Simon Phillips, played for 526 performances at the Palace Theatre.

Video Flashback: Watch Phillipa Soo in a Scene From the Pre-Broadway Run of AMELIE at Videoplay
Video Flashback: Watch Phillipa Soo in a Scene From the Pre-Broadway Run of AMELIE at the Ahmanson

by Stage Tube - May 30, 2020

Center Theatre Group has released a new video in its Scenes From the Vault series. This time, they're flashing back with a clip of Phillipa Soo in the pre-Broadway run of Amelie at the Ahmanson in 2016!

VIDEO: Goodspeed Will Show Clips of HELLO, DOLLY! as Part of GREATSPEED Series Videoplay
VIDEO: Goodspeed Will Show Clips of HELLO, DOLLY! as Part of GREATSPEED Series

by Stage Tube - May 22, 2020

Tune in on May 26 at 7pm for a look back at Goodspeed's 2013 production of Hello, Dolly!

VIDEO: Here They Are! Dami Im, Maggie McKenna, Caroline O'Connor, and More Perform 'D Videoplay
VIDEO: Here They Are! Dami Im, Maggie McKenna, Caroline O'Connor, and More Perform 'Don't Rain on My Parade' at the Helpmann Awards

by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2018

The 2018 Helpmann Awards Act II was a star-studded ceremony in front of a full house at the Capitol Theatre Sydney on the set of Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical. The evening featured a show-stopping number in which some of the biggest stars in the game performed 'Don't Rain On My Parade' from Funny Girl. Watch the video below!

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!'

BWW TV: Get Dreaming with Highlights of Phillipa Soo & More in AMELIE on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2017

AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL, is currently in previews and will officially open at the Walter Kerr Theatre(219 W 48th Street) on April 3, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a whimsical first look at the cast in action below!

BWW TV: Fall in Love with Broadway-Bound AMELIE with a Sneak Peek!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 14, 2017

AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL will begin performances on Broadway on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street) and officially open Monday, April 3, 2017. Directed by Tony Award winner Pam Mackinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), AMELIE features a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas (The Light in the Piazza), music by Daniel Messe and lyrics by Nathan Tysen & Messe, and musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton.

Tony Sheldon, Manoel Felciano & More Join Phillipa Soo in AMELIE; Full Broadway Cast Announced!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 26, 2017

Producers today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway production of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at New Trailer for AMELIE at the Ahmanson
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2016

Center Theatre Group's production of 'Amelie, A New Musical' at the Ahmanson Theatre opens December 16 and continues through January 15, 2017. Based on the motion picture written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant, 'Amelie, A New Musical' will have its Broadway premiere at the Walter Kerr Theatre, beginning performances on March 9, 2017 and opening April 3, 2017.  Check out a first look at the new trailer below!


Tony Sheldon Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Tony Sheldon been in?
Tony Sheldon has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Tony Sheldon been in?
Tony Sheldon has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Tony Sheldon's first West End show?
Tony Sheldon's first West End show was Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical which opened in 2009

What awards has Tony Sheldon been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Best Actor in a Musical or Entertainment (Olivier Awards) for Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical .

What awards has Tony Sheldon won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.