The nominations for the 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards have been announced today, with Sydney Theatre Company’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane leading the pack with 10 nominations. It’s followed by BB Arts Entertainment, Two Doors Productions and Hayes Theatre Co’s American Psycho and Belvoir and Co-Curious’ Counting and Cracking , both with nine nominations each. Nominations in the 34 categories were spread across 46 productions which were seen on Sydney stages during 2019.

Yael Stone and Noni Hazlehurst in The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Photograph © Brett Boardman

The Beauty Queen of Leenane, which Limelightdescribed as a “stunning production with… truthful, deeply felt performances”, has received nods for Best Mainstage Production, Best Direction of a Mainstage Production for Paige Rattray, and Best Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Mainstage Production for both Noni Hazlehurst and Yael Stone. The production was also nominated for Best Stage Design of a Mainstage Production for Renée Mulder, Best Costume Design of a Mainstage Production for Mulder again, Best Lighting Design of a Mainstage Production for Paul Jackson (who is nominated again in...

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