2010

The Green Room Awards nominations are decided by a series of panels composed of 8-12 industry professionals, divided into relevant disciplines.

Panels vote on productions staged in Melbourne between January 1 and December 31 each year.

The 2010 nominations are as follows, with recipients in bold and underlined:

CABARET

BEST PRODUCTION
- Yana Alana and tha Paranas in Concert(Gasworks & Arts Victoria in association with Melbourne Workers Theatre and Yana Alana and tha Paranas)
Shut Up and Sing (Geraldine Quinn)
Big in Sweden (Carl-Einar Hacker)
Mrs Bang: A Series of Seductions in 55 Minutes(Sheridan Harbridge)
Britney Spears: The Cabaret (Luckiest Productions)

ARTISTE
- Geraldine Quinn - Shut Up and Sing
- Yana Alana - Yana Alana and tha Paranas in Concert
- Mike McLeish - The World is Winning and body of work
- Carl-Einar Hackner - Big in Sweden
- Mikelangelo - The Mysteries of Love and body of work

ENSEMBLE
- Yana Alana and tha Paranas - Yana Alana and tha Paranas in Concert
- Die Roten Punkte - Kunst Rock
- The Beautiful Losers - The Beautiful Losers
- The Brown Bears - From Russia With Lust

ORIGINAL SONGS
- Geraldine Quinn - Shut Up and Sing
- Die Roten Punkte - Kunst Rock
- Yana Alana and tha Paranas - Yana Alana and tha Paranas in Concert
- Mikelangelo and Saint Clare - The Mysteries of Love
- Karin Muiznieks - First Against the Wall

DIRECTOR
- Anni Davey - Yana Alana and tha Paranas in Concert
- Dean Bryant - Britney Spears: The Cabaret
- Scott Gooding - First Against The Wall
- Martin White - Hello You

MUSICAL DIRECTION
- Sarah Ward, Bec Matthews & Ania Reynolds – Yana Alana and tha Paranas in Concert
- Mathew Frank - Britney Spears: The Cabaret
- Mark Jones - The Divine Cabaret

INNOVATIVE USE OF FORM
- Emily Taylor - Hello You

CONTRIBUTION TO CABARET
- Kaye Sera

DANCE

MUSIC/SOUND COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE
- David Page - Of Earth and Sky (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
- Gerard Brophy - Halcyon (The Australian Ballet)
- Kelly Ryall - Expectation (Carlee Mellow)
- Ezio Bosso & George Gorga - We Unfold (Sydney Dance Company)

DESIGN
- Gideon Obarzanek (Set), Paul Jackson (Lighting), Anna Cordingly (Set Realisation) - Human Interest Story (Lucy Guerin Inc.)
- Jacob Nash (Set) - Artefact (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
- Bluebottle - Expectation (Carlee Mellow)
- Daniel Askill (Video), Hugh Taranto (Lighting) - We Unfold (Sydney Dance Company)

MALE DANCER
- Waangenga Blanco - Artefact and Riley (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
- Daniel Gaudiello - Coppelia (The Australian Ballet)
- Chen Wen - We Unfold (Sydney Dance Company)
- Tony Yap - Rasa Sayang (Tony Yap Company)
- Tim Ohl - Mix Tape (Chunky Move)

FEMALE DANCER
- Emily Amisano - We Unfold (Sydney Dance Company)
- Lucinda Dunn - Silver Rose (The Australian Ballet)
- Madelaine Eastoe - Coppelia (The Australian Ballet)
- Carlee Mellow - Expectation (Carlee Mellow)
- Sabina Perry - Human Abstract (Jack Productions)

ENSEMBLE
- Sydney Dance Company - We Unfold
- The Australian Ballet - Molto Vivace
- Luke George, Kristy Ayre & Timothy Harvey - Now Now Now
- Chunky Move - Mix Tape
- Bangarra Dance Theatre - Of Earth and Sky

CONCEPT & REALISATION
- Private Dances (Next Wave & Natalie Cursio)
Expectation (Carlee Mellow)
The Oak’s Bride (Red Moon Rising)

BETTY POUNDER AWARD FOR CHOREOGRAPHY
A tie between:
- Frances Rings - Artefact (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
- Rafael Bonachela - We Unfold (Sydney Dance Company)
- Stephanie Lake - Mix Tape (Chunky Move)

MUSIC THEATRE

DIRECTION
- Nancye Hayes - The Boy From Oz
- David Atkins - Hairspray
- Richard Eyre & Matthew Bourne - Mary Poppins

COSTUME AND/OR SET DESIGN
- Janet Hine (Costume and Wigs) - Hairspray
- Eaemon D’Arcy (Production Design) - Hairspray
- Robbie Klaesi, Tracey Taylor, Frantz Kantor & Digital Pulse (Graphic & Digital Content) - Hairspray
- Bob Crowley (Set & Costumes) - Mary Poppins

LIGHTING DESIGN
- Trudy Dalgleish - Hairspray
- Trudy Dalgleish - The Boy from Oz

SOUND
- Peter Grubb - Mary Poppins

CHOREOGRAPHY
- Matthew Bourne & Stephen Mear - Mary Poppins
- Jerome Robbins - West Side Story
- Andrew Hallsworth - The Boy from Oz
- 
Andrew Hallsworth - The Drowsy Chaperone
- Kelley Abbey - Fame – The Musical

MUSICAL DIRECTION
- Michael Tyack - Mary Poppins
- Simon Holt - Starting Here, Starting Now

FEMALE ARTIST – LEADING ROLE
- Jaz Flowers - Hairspray
- Verity Hunt-Ballard - Mary Poppins
- Christie Whelan - Sugar
- Delia Hannah - Cats

MALE ARTIST – LEADING ROLE
- Todd McKenney - The Boy from Oz
- Geoffrey Rush - The Drowsy Chaperone

MALE ARTIST – FEATURED ROLE
- Philip Quast - Mary Poppins
- Rohan Browne - West Side Story
- Rohan Browne - The Drowsy Chaperone
- Adam Murphy - The Drowsy Chaperone
- Michael-John Hurney - Cats

FEMALE ARTIST – FEATURED ROLE
- Christen O’Leary - The Boy from Oz
- Robyn Arthur - The Boy from Oz
- Esther Hannaford - Hairspray
- Alinta Chidzey - West Side Story
- Lisa Marie Parker - Cats

FEATURED ENSEMBLE OR FULL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
- Mary Poppins
Fame – The Musical
Cats
Hairspray

BEST PRODUCTION
Hairspray
- Mary Poppins

OPERA

PRODUCTION
- Bliss (Opera Australia)
- La Sonnambula (Opera Australia)
- The Bear / Angelique (Victorian Opera)
- The Barber of Seville (Melbourne Opera)
- Julius Caesar (Victorian Opera)

DESIGN
- Brian Thomson (Set and LED Images Designer) - Bliss (Opera Australia)
- Richard Roberts - La Sonnambula (Opera Australia)
- Adam Gardir (Set) and Harriet Oxley (Costume) - Angelique (Victorian Opera)
- Richard Roberts (Set) and Angus Strathie (Costume) - Fledermaus (Opera Australia)
- Andrew Bellchambers (Set) - Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (Melbourne Opera)

FEMALE LEAD
- Emma Matthews (Amina) - La Sonnambula (Opera Australia)
- Danielle Calder (Governess) - The Turn of the Screw (Victorian Opera)
- Nicole Youl (Floria Tosca) - Tosca (Opera Australia)
- Merlyn Quaife (Betty Joy) - Bliss (Opera Australia)
- Theresa Borg (Angelique) - Angelique (Victorian Opera)

MALE LEAD
- Peter Coleman-Wright (Harry Joy) - Bliss (Opera Australia)
- David Hansen (Giulio Casare) - Julius Caesar (Victorian Opera)
- John Bolton Wood (Smirnov) - The Bear (Victorian Opera)
- Phillip Calcagno (Figaro) - The Barber of Seville (Melbourne Opera)
- Tobias Cole (Oberon) - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Opera Australia)

FEMALE SUPPORT
- Sian Pendry (Cheribino) - Marriage of Figaro (Opera Australia)
- Lisa Harper Brown (Helena) - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Opera Australia)
- Jessica Aszodi (Sesto) - Julius Caesar (Victorian Opera)
- Taryn Fiebig (Lisa) - La Sonnambula (Opera Australia)
- Catherine Carby (Orlovsky) - Fledermaus and (Hippolyta) - A Midsummer Night’s Dream(Opera Australia)

MALE SUPPORT
- Conal Coad (Bottom / Pyramus) - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Opera Australia)
- Benjamin Namdarian (The Italian) - Angelique (Victorian Opera)
- Joshua Bloom (Count Rodolfo) - La Sonnambula (Opera Australia)
- Roger Howell (Sharpless) - Madam Butterfly (Melbourne Opera)
- Ian Cousins (Bartolo) - The Barber of Seville (Melbourne Opera)

CONDUCTOR
- Paul Kildea - The Turn of the Screw (Victorian Opera) / A Midsummer Night’s Dream(Opera Australia)
- Elgar Howarth - Bliss (Opera Australia)
- Shao-Chia Lu - Tosca (Opera Australia)
- Richard Bonynge - La Sonnambula (Opera Australia)
- Marko Letonja - Rigoletto (Opera Australia)

DIRECTOR
- Neil Armfield - Bliss (Opera Australia)
- Julie Edwardson - La Sonnambula (Opera Australia)
- Christopher Alden - Torsca (Opera Australia)
- Steven Heathcote - Julius Caesar (Victorian Opera)
- Talya Masel - The Bear (Victorian Opera)

LIGHTING
- Nigel Levings - Bliss (Opera Australia)
- Matt Scott - La Sonnambula (Opera Australia)
- Damien Cooper - Julius Caesar (Victorian Opera)

THEATRE – ALTERNATIVE & HYBRID PERFORMANCE

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
The Bougainville Photoplay Project (Paul Dwyer)
- Pin Drop (Tamara Saulwick)
- Propaganda (Acrobat)

COMPOSITION AND SOUND DESIGN
- Jethro Woodward - Irony is not Enough (Fragment 31)
- Peter Knight - Pin Drop (Tamara Saulwick)
- Jethro Woodward - Urchin (Full Tilt / Encyclopaedia of Animals)

PRODUCTION DESIGN
- Emma Valente & Kate Davis (Design) - Cageling (The Rabble)
- The Sister Hayes (Visual Artists & Production Design) - Carnival of Mysteries (Finucane & Smith / M.I.F.A.)
- Claire Britton, Matt Priest & Danny Egger (Conceptual Design) - Hole in the Wall (Matt Priest & Clare Britton / NextWave)
- Bluebottle (Design & Production) - Pin Drop (Tamara Saulwick / Arts House)

VIDEO DESIGN
- Sean Bacon - This Kind of Ruckus (Version 1.0)
- Fleur Elise Noble - 2 Dimensional Life of Her
- Paul Barrit - The Animals and Children Took to the Streets (Malthouse Theatre / 1927)

MISÉ-EN-SCENE
This Kind of Ruckus (Version 1.0)
The Bougainville Photoplay Project (Paul Dwyer)
Pin Drop (Tamara Saulwick)
Propaganda (Acrobat)
The Animals and Children Took to the Streets (Malthouse Theatre / 1927)

SITE-SPECIFIC PRODUCTION
The Lost Story of the Magdalen Asylum - The Abbotsford Convent (Peepshow Inc.)
Southern Crossings - Southern Cross Station (one step at a time like this)

THEATRE – INDEPENDENT

MALE PERFORMER
- Dennis Moore (Performer) - Crime and Punishment (The Stork Theatre / Alliance Francaise)
- Daniel Schlusser (Performer) - Cageling (The Rabble / fortyfivedownstairs)
- Ben Pfeiffer (‘Lady’ Macbeth) - Manbeth (Band of Creatures / Optic Nerve / fortyfivedownstairs)
- Thomas Conroy (Henry) - Something Natural But Very Childish (Dirty Pretty Theatre / La Mama)
- Josh Price (Pedagogus) - Elektra (Fraught Outfit / The Dog Theatre)

FEMALE PERFORMER
- Justine Campbell (Jane Franklin) - The Fate of Franklin and his Gallant Crew (Four Larks Theatre)
- Nicola Gunn (Performer) - At the Sans Hotel (Theatreworks)
- Peta Brady (Performer) - Status Update (La Mama)
- Hannah Norris (Performer) - My Name is Rachel Corrie (Daniel Clarke)
- Nikki Shields (Maddy) - Madeleine (Jenny Kemp & Black Sequin Productions / Arts House)

ENSEMBLE
- Acts of Deceit (Between Strangers in a Room) (Dirty Pretty Theatre)
Something Natural But Very Childish (Dirty Pretty Theatre / La Mama)
Orpheus (Four Larks Theatre)
Us (Grit Theatre / The Function Room)

DESIGN
- Sebastian Peters-Lazaro & Ellen Strasser (Set & Properties Design) – Body of work (Four Larks Theatre)
- Chloe Greaves (Costume Design) - The Fate of Franklin and his Gallant Crew (Four Larks Theatre)
- Tim Stitz, Kelly Somes & Ashlee Hughes (Design Concept & Realisation) - Lloyd Beckmann, Beekeeper (Two Blue Cherries / Soulart / La Mama)
- Nicola Gunn, Gwendolyna Holmberg-Gilchrist & Rebecca Etchell (Design) - At The Sans Hotel(Theatreworks)
- Daniel Harvey (Design) - Back From The Dead Red (Melbourne Fringe / The Loft, Lithuanian Club)

LIGHTING DESIGN
- Lisa Mibus (Lighting Design) - The Colour of Glass (La Mama)
- Emma Valente (Lighting) - Bare Witness (La Mama / fortyfivedownstairs)
- Bluebottle – Ben Cobham with Jenny Hector (Lighting Design & Realisation) - Madeleine(Jenny Kemp & Black Sequin Productions / Arts House)
- Katie Sfetkidis (Lighting) - Elektra (Fraught Outfit / The Dog Theatre)

SOUND/COMPOSITION
- Mat Diafos Sweeney (Music/Sound/Composition) – Body of work (Four Larks Theatre)
- Luke Paulding (Original Sound) - At the Sans Hotel (Theatreworks)
- M. Davis (Sound Designer / Composer) - Cageling (The Rabble / fortyfivesdownstairs)
- Lou Bennett (Original Music) - Wakaid Girl Lyndhurst Kid (Loose Cannon Art Services / La Mama)

DIRECTION
- Gary Abrahams – Body of work
- Andrew Gray - The Colour of Glass (La Mama)
- Adena Jacobs - Elektra (Fraught Outfit / The Dog Theatre)
- Anne-Louise Sarks - The Nest (The Hayloft Project / Northcote Town Hall)

PRODUCTION
The Fate of Franklin and his Gallant Crew (Four Larks Theatre)
At the Sans Hotel (Theatreworks)
Something Natural But Very Childish (Dirty Pretty Theatre / La Mama)
- Us (Grit Theatre / The Function Room)
The Lounge Room Confabulators: Unverified Stories from a Travelling Suitcase (Melbourne Fringe)

THEATRE – COMPANIES

LIGHTING DESIGN
- Nick Schlieper - Richard III (Melbourne Theatre Company)
- Rachel Burke - Moth (Malthouse Theatre / Arena Theatre Company)
- Paul Jackson - The Trial (Malthouse Theatre / Sydney Theatre Company)
- Luiz Pampolha - Twelfth Night (Bell Shakespeare)
- Govin Ruben - Thyestes (Malthouse Theatre / The Hayloft Project)

SET / COSTUME DESIGN
- Shaun Gurton (Set) - Richard III (Melbourne Theatre Company)
- Dayna Morrissey (Set) - The City (Red Stitch)
- Claude Marcos (Set) - Thyestes (Malthouse Theatre / The Hayloft Project)
- Anna Tregloan (Set / Costume) - Twelfth Night (Bell Shakespeare)
- Dale Ferguson (Set / Costume) - Life Without Me (Melbourne Theatre Company)

SOUND / COMPOSITION
- David Franzke (Sound) - Intimacy (Malthouse Theatre / Ranters Theatre / M.I.F.A.)
- Jethro Woodward (Composer) - Moth (Malthouse Theatre / Arena Theatre Company)
- Ash Gibson Greig (Composer) & Kelly Ryall (Sound) - The Trial (Malthouse Theatre / Sydney Theatre Company / Thinice)
- Bree van Reyk (Musician / Composer) - King Lear (Bell Shakespeare)
- Stefan Gregory (Sound) - Thyestes (Malthouse Theatre / The Hayloft Project)

FEMALE ACTOR
- Alison Whyte (Queen Elizabeth) - Richard III (Melbourne Theatre Company)
- Fiona Macleod (Clair) - The City (Red Stitch)
- Sarah Ogden (Claryssa) - Moth (Malthouse Theatre / Arena Theatre Company)
- Andrea Demetriades (Viola) - Twelfth Night (Bell Shakespeare)
- Bernadette Robinson (Female Performer) - Songs for Nobodies (Melbourne Theatre Company)

MALE ACTOR
- Ewen Leslie (Richard) - Richard III (Melbourne Theatre Company)
- Dylan Young (Sebastian) - Moth (Malthouse Theatre / Arena Theatre Company)
- Elan Zavelsky (Orsino / Sir Andrew Aguecheek) - Twelfth Night (Bell Shakespeare)
- Mark Leonard Winter (Performer) - Thyestes (Malthouse Theatre / The Hayloft Project)
- Christopher Ryan (Performer) - Thyestes (Malthouse Theatre / The Hayloft Project)

DIRECTION
- Simon Phillips - Richard III (Melbourne Theatre Company)
- Peter Evans - The Ugly One (Melbourne Theatre Company)
- Chris Kohn - Moth (Malthouse Theatre Company / Arena Theatre Company)
- Lee Lewis - Twelfth Night (Bell Shakespeare)
- Simon Stone - Thyestes (Malthouse Theatre Company / The Hayloft Project)

PRODUCTION
Richard III (Melbourne Theatre Company)
The City (Red Stitch)
Moth (Malthouse Theatre / Arena Theatre Company)
Twelfth Night (Bell Shakespeare)
- Thyestes (Malthouse Theatre / The Hayloft Project)

ENSEMBLE
The Ugly One (Melbourne Theatre Company)
Twelfth Night (Bell Shakespeare)
Intimacy (Malthouse Theatre / Ranters Theatre / M.I.F.A.)
- Thyestes (Malthouse Theatre / The Hayloft Project)

ASSOCIATION AWARDS

BEST NEW ORIGINAL WRITING FOR THE MELBOURNE STAGE
- Peta Brady - Status Update (La Mama
- Patricia Cornelius - Do Not Go Gentle (fortyfivedownstairs)
- Adriano Cortese (Concept & Direction) & Raimondo Cortese (Text) with Beth Buchanan, Paul Lum & Patrick Moffat (Co-devisors)  - Intimacy (Ranters Theatre / Malthouse Theatre / Melbourne International Arts Festival)
- Declan Greene - Moth (Arena Theatre Company / Malthouse Theatre)

BEST ADAPTATION FOR THE MELBOURNE STAGE
- Gary Abrahams (Writer, inspired by and based on the novella by James Baldwin) - Acts of Deceit (Between Strangers in a Room) (Dirty Pretty Theatre / La Mama)
- Gary Abrahams (Writer, based on, adapted from and inspired by the short stories of Katherine Mansfield) - Something Natural But Very Childish (Dirty Pretty Theatre / La Mama)
- Simon Stone, Thomas Henning, Chris Ryan & Mark Winter (Co-writers) - Thyestes after Seneca (The Hayloft Project / Malthouse Theatre Company)
- Anne-Louise Sarks & Benedict Hardie (Writers) - The Nest after Maxim Gorky’s The Philistines (The Hayloft Project)

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE MELBOURNE STAGE
- Lisle Jones

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
- David Miller

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
- Carrillo Gantner AO