Capacity audience celebrate 40th Anniversary of Melbourne’s major Theatre Awards

KADIMAH-Yentl-Evelyn-Krape-and-Jana-Zvedeniuk-photo-by-Jeff-BusbyMelbourne’s iconic Capitol theatre played host to the 40th anniversary of the 2023 Green Room Awards ceremony celebrating outstanding live performances for the period 1st January to 31st December 2022.

The Awards cover a wide field of performance genres including Musical Theatre, Opera, Cabaret, Dance, Theatre (independent and companies) decided by panels of industry professionals.

The big winners of the night, each winning four awards were The Picture of Dorian Gray, Yentl, Paradise Lost and Iphis. Collecting three awards each were Moulin Rouge! The Musical and Broad. In all, 41 productions won an award.

A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Stephen Page AO and a Technical Achievement Award was given to Jason Lehane. The Betty Pounder Award for Original Choreography was presented to Freya List for her 2022 Body of Work (Cruel Intentions | Next To Normal).

Award recipients for their performances included David Wenham, Eryn Jean Norvill, Queenie van de Zandt, Catherine Foster, Warwick Fyfe, Francine Cain, Juan Jackson and Johanna Allen.

“Monday night was a stunning success. The sense of community and excitement was palpable at the Capitol Theatre. Congratulations to all Green Room Award nominees and winners and a huge thankyou to the sponsors and volunteers that made the night possible,” said New Green Room Awards president, Anton Berezin.

“In addition to the wonderful live performances from Midnight, Once, &Juliet, Lucy Guerin Inc, St Martins, The Beep Test and hosts Tash York and Fiona Choi, it was humbling to have Paul Mercurio MP, Councillor Jamal Hakim and our new Patron, Dr Liz Jones AO, speak at the event. Victoria’s theatre industry truly showed how vibrant and diverse a community we are.”

The 2023 Green Room Awards Ceremony was held at the Capitol Theatre on Monday 29 may. For more information and complete list of Winners, visit: for details.

Image: Evelyn Krape and Jana Zvedeniuk in Yentl – photo by Jeff Busby