LUCY DURACK WINS BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL AT THE 2012 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS
At last nght’s gala ceremony at the Paddington RSL, attended by over 300 members of the Sydney Theatre Community, Lucy Durack was awarded the prestigious Judith Johnson Award for Best Actress In A Musical for her lead role in the hit musical Legally Blonde.
The Sydney Theatre Awards are awarded annually by Sydney’s leading theatre critics including Elissa Blake (Sun Herald), Jason Blake (Sydney Morning Herald), Chris Hook (Daily Telegraph), Deborah Jones (The Australian), Darryn King (Time Out Sydney), Jo Litson (The Sunday Telegraph), John McCallum (The Australian) and Diana Simmonds (Stagenoise website).
Australia’s critics have been united in their praise of Lucy’s portrayal of Elle Woods. The Sydney Morning Herald said, “Lucy Durack’s Elle is a dazzler” while the Sunday Telegraph claimed, “Lucy Durack is perfect as Elle. She looks the part while bringing grit, humanity and excellent comic timing to the ditzy role … It’s a huge demanding role and she smashes it out of the park.” Melbourne’s Sunday Herald Sun praised her by saying, “Lucy Durack is brilliant. She’s very funny and has impeccable timing but she also gifts the role with guts and heart.”
Sydney has only two more weeks to see the multi-award winning Legally Blonde – on Sunday January 27 after more than four months of all singing, all dancing excitement, Legally Blonde must close to travel to Brisbane (opening in March) and Melbourne (in May).
Based on the hit movie of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde The Musical has taken the world by storm. Winner of seven major awards including the coveted Best New Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards®) this all dancing, romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got!