Tony Sheldon returns home for Priscilla revival

Bernadette is coming home, and she’s getting back on the bus!

PRISCILLA Tony-Sheldon-as-Bernadette
Tony Sheldon as Bernadette in Priscilla on Broadway

The principal cast for Australia’s most successful stage musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert has been confirmed ahead of a Melbourne opening on Sunday January 21, 2018.

Tony Award and Olivier Award nominated actor (and Australian national treasure) Tony Sheldon will be returning home to reprise his role of Bernadette in the show’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Tour. After creating the role of Bernadette in the original stage production, Sheldon reprised the role in the West End production before treading the boards at the legendary Palace Theatre on Broadway, frocking up more than 1750 times across the globe as the sassy desert queen.

Completing the trio of misfits who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs is accomplished leading man David Harris as Tick and Kinky Boots and Les Miserables alumni Euan Doidge as Felicia.

David Harris has a celebrated career spanning more than 20 years, gaining critical acclaim for his portrayal of Chris in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Miss Saigon and has won countless awards and nominations for various musical roles, including Fiyero in Wicked, The Baker in Victorian Opera’s Into The Woods and as Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde.

Euan Doidge was most recently seen in Cyndi Lauper’s musical Kinky Boots as one of the sequinned, high-heeled “Angels”. He understudied the lead role of Lola and performed many times to great acclaim. He previously played Marius in the recent Australian tour of Les Miserables and has appeared in Anything Goes, The Producers, A Chorus Line and Legally Blonde.

Tony, David and Euan lead a cast of 25 soon-to-be-announced movers and groovers for the 10th Anniversary tour of this veritable national treasure; Australia’s most popular homegrown musical and top cultural export. Based on the 1994 film of the same name (starring Hugo Weaving, Terence Stamp and Guy Pearce), this production will once again be directed by Simon Phillips and staging from co-choreographers by Andrew Hallsworth and Ross Coleman. Michael Cassel Group and Nullarbor Productions in association with MGM on Stage are presenting the tour, which is set to transfer to Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane after its Melbourne season.

priscillathemusical.com.au

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