Priscilla’s Oscar Winning Design Team win Tony Award for Best Costumes

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical’s acclaimed design team Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner were awarded a 2011 Tony Award® for Best Costume Design of a Musical last night twenty years after winning an Academy Award® for the hit film. This marks the first time designers have won both an Oscar® and a Tony® for designing costumes for the same title since Cecil Beaton’s double win for My Fair Lady nearly fifty years ago.

Chappel and Gardiner have won the following awards for their costume design for both Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical and the original film on which the stage production is based.

2011 Tony Award®

2011 Drama Desk Award

2011 Outer Critics Circle Award

2010 Olivier Award for the West End production

2006 Helpmann Award for the original Australian production

1995 Academy Award® for the film

1995 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award (BAFTA) for the film

1995 Australian Film Industry Award for the film


New York Magazine

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Associated Press

Priscilla costume designers Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner win a Tony

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ABC News

Aussie designers win Tony for Priscilla

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Ballina Shire Advocate

Tim Chappel wins Tony for Priscilla

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Tribune Media Wire

Lizzy Gardiner and the costumes of ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’

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Following hit productions in Australia, London and Toronto, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical opened to critical acclaim on March 20 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway).

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The MusicaL stars Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson, Olivier Award and Tony Award® nominee Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams as the trio of friends on a heart-warming, uplifting road trip of a lifetime who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. 

Featuring a score of over 20 dance-floor classics, a company of 27, and with a dazzling array of more than 500 outrageous costumes, the spectacular new stage musical is a sensational journey to the heart of fabulous!


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