Nominations announced for the 37th Annual Green Room Awards

The Australian Cast of Ragtime - photo by Jeff BusbyRecognising excellence and innovation across a range of professional productions presented on the Melbourne stage in 2019, the Green Room Awards Association is proud to announce the nominations ahead of the Awards Ceremony at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre on Monday 30 March 2020.

Launched in 1983, the Green Room Awards are wholly peer-presented Performing Arts Industry Awards, supporting outstanding achievements from artists, creatives, and companies across Cabaret, Contemporary and Experimental Performance, Dance, Independent Theatre, Musical Theatre, Opera, and Theatre Companies.

The seven GRAA panels saw approximately 340 shows across 2019. There are approximately 276 nominations across 120 different shows. 60 awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony. Previous winners include La Mama’s legendary Liz Jones, singer Christine Anu, Order of Australia recipients Anthony Warlow and Caroline O’Connor, actor Kat Stewart, and the multi-talented Eddie Perfect

Every year the GRAA present four special awards at the ceremony to individuals whose careers have been  hugely significant for the sector. This year, they honour the following individuals whose dedication and work have shaped the landscape of the local industry, and beyond.

  • Outstanding Contribution to Cabaret – Daniel Clarke
  • Geoffrey Milne Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Independent Theatre – Caitlin Dullard
  • Technical Achievement – Emily O’Brien
  • Lifetime Achievement – Jenny Kemp

“The GRAs acknowledge great work in the performing arts,” said GRAA President Hilary Glow. “For lots of artists the Green Room Awards are vital because they let you know that your peers have seen and admired your work, and you get to participate in a joyous celebration of the sector as a whole.”

The 37th Annual Green Room Awards will be presented on Monday 30 March 2020 at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre. For more information, to view nominees and to buy tickets to the Ceremony, visit: for details.

Image: The Australian Cast of Ragtime – photo by Jeff Busby