It was announced this morning that PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL costume designers Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner, who won an Oscar for the film, have been awarded an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Costume design.
The duo who have also been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk awards for their new stage designs, weren’t in New York to hear today’s award announcements, but are sharing their reactions from abroad:
Tim Chappel: What a great way to start the day! A cross hemispherical nod from the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Thank you from this resident of the very outer circle (the antipodes). Can’t wait to get back to New York City.
Lizzy Gardiner: “I just love the way American’s are always open to outsiders. They just applaud something that they love, even if it’s about three drag queens lost in the desert in Australia! I feel at home here.”
WATCH A SLIDE SHOW OF THE AWARD WINNING DESIGNERS COSTUME SKETCHES AND PRODUCTION IMAGES BELOW: