The Helpmann Awards have made the following announcement on their Facebook page:
“We are thrilled to have Queenie van de Zandt as one of our Helpmanns hosts this year! Queenie is well-known for her versatility, working in musicals, plays, cabaret, television, film, as a recording artist, comedienne, writer and teacher. Many of you will know her as her hilarious comedic alter-ego, Jane van de Stool.”
Apparently Jan van de Stool offered her assistance, but Queenie declined.
“I have offered to help Queenie with the hosting duties but she declined. But I will be there backstage for moral support and to give my expert criticisms to her to help her do her best,” replied van de Stool.
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