American Psycho The Musical wins nine Sydney Theatre Awards

Other winners on the night included the Belvoir/Co-Curious co-production Counting and Cracking, STC’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane, and Apocalypse Theatre Company's Angels in America.

Based on the controversial book by Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho The Musical has slayed its rivals to take home nine Sydney Theatre Awards, including Best Independent Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Alexander Berlage) and the Judith Johnson Award for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Ben Gerrard).

The co-production by BB Arts Entertainment and Two Doors Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co, also won the awards for Best Choreography in a Musical (Yvette Lee), Best Musical Direction (Andrew Worboys), Best Sound Design of an Independent Production (Nicholas Walker), Best Lighting Design of an Independent Production (Alexander Berlage), Best Costume Design of an Independent Production (Mason Browne) and Best Stage Design of an Independent Production (Isabel Hudson).

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts