PRISCILLA’s Tony Sheldon to Receive Sardi’s Portrait Tomorrow
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT’s Tony Award nominated star and original Australian leading manÂ Tony SheldonÂ will unveil his portrait Sardi’s Restaurant tomorrow, Wednesday, May 2.
Sheldon will also sit down with another New York institution, WOR radio hostÂ Joan Hamburg, during her “Live from Sardi’s” broadcast at approximately 12:30pm to discuss his hit year on Broadway with the Tony Award winning musical and being honored with a coveted portrait.
Tune in to WOR Radio at 710AM or listen live online at:Â http://www.wor710.com/pages/8299014.
Tony SheldonÂ created the role of “Bernadette” in the first workshop of PRISCILLA seven years ago, and has starred in over 1,600 performances of the musical around the world in Australia, New Zealand, London, Toronto, and made his Broadway debut in the role last season.
He was nominated for every major award he was eligible for including 2011 Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League awards and the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical and was also awarded the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway debut.
PRISCILLA stars Tony AwardÂ® nomineeÂ Will Swenson, Tony AwardÂ® nomineeÂ Tony SheldonÂ andÂ Nick AdamsÂ 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.
PRISCILLA was awarded a 2011 Tony AwardÂ® for Best Costume Design for Academy AwardÂ® winnersÂ Tim ChappelÂ andÂ Lizzy Gardiner’s designs. The new hit musical was also honored with three Best Musical award nominations from the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award organizations.
For more information, visit:Â www.priscillaonbroadway.com.