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LES MISERABLES and More Take Home 2016 Glugs Awards in Sydney

The Glugs celebrated their annual Theatre Awards tonight at Sydney's Castlereagh Boutique Hotel. Scroll down for the full list of winners!

This year marks the Glugs' 50th anniversary since their first meeting. In 1966 a group of theatre lovers - critics, journalists, actors and theatre-goers - met weekly for lunch to discuss theatre and welcome international touring actors. Founding members included theatre critic Norman Kessell, Bill Fenn, JCW's PR man John Love, and ABC producer Allan Kendall.

In 1969, Barry Morse (star at the time of TV's The Fugitive and touring Broadway show Hadrian VII in Sydney) christened the group inspired by C.J.Dennis's tongue in cheek poems The Glugs of Gosh. The Glugs still hold bi-monthly luncheons to help overseas performers feel at home and grow a local theatre-appreciating community in Sydney to this day, meeting on the first Monday of the month.

The Glugs Theatre Awards kick off the year by honouring the best theatre of 2015, proudly sponsored by the Seaborn Broughton and Walford Foundation.

Chief Glug Bill Winspear was M.C. with guests including John Bell, Lorraine Bayly, Nancye Hayes, James Millar, Marika Aubrey and Debora Krizak.

WINNERS OF 2015 GLUG AWARDS:
Presented Tonight 1 February 2016

NORMAN KESSELL MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR

FEMALE

Amanda Muggleton | The Book Club | Ensemble

MALE

Huw Higginson | The House on the Lake | Griffin

JEFFRY JOYNTON-SMITH MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

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Gael Ballantyne | Ladies in Lavender | Ensemble

MALE

Benjamin Hoetjes | Ladies in Lavender | Ensemble

COLLEEN CLIFFORD MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN MUSIC THEATRE

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Helen Dallimore | Blood Brothers | Enda Markey/HTC

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Hayden Tee | Les Miserables | Cameron Macintosh Aust

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMER IN MUSIC THEATRE

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Kerrie-Anne Greenland | Les Miserables | Cameron Macintosh Aust

Debora Krizak | Anything Goes | Opera Australia/John Frost

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Trevor Ashley | Les Miserables | Cameron Macintosh Aust

STUART WAGSTAFF MEMORIAL AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING DIRECTION

Eamon Flack | Ivanov | Belvoir

AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING MAINSTAGE MUSICAL

Les Miserables | Cameron Macintosh Aust

AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT MUSICAL

Man of La Mancha | dir Jay James-Moody | Squabbalogic

ROBERT DAVIS MEMORIAL AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

Ivanov | Eamon Flack | Belvoir

JOHN WEST MEMORIAL AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING NEW AUSTRALIAN WORK

The Bleeding Tree | Angus Cerini | Griffin

TAFFY DAVIES MEMORIAL AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION

The Dapto Chaser | dir Glynn Nicholas | Apocalypse/Griffin Ind

MOST OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION FOR CHILDREN (SPONSORED BY ROSE PETERSEN)

Masquerade by Kate Mulvany, dir Lee Lewis | Griffin/ STC of SA

The Unknown Soldier by Sandra Eldridge, dir Matt Edgerton | Monkey Baa

MOST OUTSTANDING CABARET PERFORMANCE

Phil Scott | Reviewing the Situation

MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A NEWCOMER

Linden Furnell | Rent | Highway Run Prod/HTC

DON REID MEMORIAL ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD (SPONSORED BY FIONA PRESS)

Contessa Treffone | Minus One Sister | Griffin Independent

HAYES GORDON MEMORIAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THEATRE

Hayes Theatre Company

SEABORN, BROUGHTON AND WALFORD FOUNDATION LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

John Bell



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