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Priscilla: Queen of the Desert ()

Produced by

Allan Scott Productions and Chugg Entertainment and Martian Entertainment and Mas Music, Arts, & Show and MGM on Stage and Mirvish Productions and Spirtas-Mauro Productions and The Volcano Project

Book: Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott
Director: Simon Phillips
Choreographer: Ross Coleman


The Princess of Wales Theatre


October 12th, 2010 – January 2nd, 2011

Awards & Nominations

2010 BroadwayWorld Toronto Award Winner – Best Direction of a Musical, Best Original Choreography, Best Original Costume Design, Best Original Lighting Design, Best Original Set Design, Best Original Sound Design (Tie)


Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a musical with a book by Australian film director-writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott’s 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical tells the story of two drag queens and a transgender woman, who contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. As they head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla, the three friends come to the forefront of a comedy of errors, encountering a number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia, while widening comfort zones and finding new horizons. (


Will Swenson Tick / Mitzi
Tony Sheldon Bernadette
Nick Adams Adam / Felicia
C. David Johnson Bob
Thom Allison Ensemble / Understudy for Bernadette, Miss Understanding, and Jimmy
Jacqueline B. Arnold Diva
Kyle Brown Ensemble / Understudy for Frank
James Brown III Jimmy / Understudy for Miss Understanding
Trek Buccino Benjamin
Joshua Buscher Swing / Understudy for Farrah, and Young Bernadette
Susan Dunstan Swing / Understudy for Divas, Shirley, Marion, an Cynthia
Nathan Lee Graham Miss Understanding
Gavin Lodge Ensemble / Understudy for Bernadette, Tick/Mitzi, and Frank
David Lopez Swing / Understudy for Jimmy
Luke Mannikus Benjamin
J. Elaine Marcos Cynthia
Ellyn Marie Marsh Swing / Understudy for Divas, Shirley, Marion, and Cynthia
Anastacia McCleskey Diva
Mike McGowan Frank / Understudy for Bob
Jeff Metzler Ensemble / Understudy for Farrah/Young Bernadette
Jessica Phillips Marion
Steve Schepis Farrah / Young Bernadette / Understudy for Adam/Felicia
Keala Settle Shirley
Ashley Spencer Diva
Bryan West Ensemble / Understudy for Adam/Felicia
Tad Wilson Ensemble / Understudy for Bob

Creative Team

Stephan Elliott Book
Allan Scott Book
Simon Phillips Director
Ross Coleman Choreographer
Brian Thomson Scenic Designer
Tim Chappel Costume Designer
Lizzy Gardiner Costume Designer
Nick Schlieper Lighting Designer
Jonathan Deans Sound Designer
Cassie Hanlon Makeup Design
Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy Orchestrations
Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy Musical Supervision
Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy Music Arrangements
Charlie Hull Orchestrations
Jeffrey Klitz Music Director
John Miller Music Coordinator
Dean Bryant Associate Director
Andrew Hallsworth Associate Choreographer
Bryan Johnson Associate Scenic Designer
Mike Jones Associate Lighting Designer
Carolyn Wong Assistant Lighting Designer
Brian Thomson Bus Visual Animations Sequences Design
Richard Mawbey Associate Wig Designer
Brian Bustos Associate Costume Designer
Mike Floyd Assistant Costume Designer
Benjamin Moir Assistant Make Up Designer
Nick Dare Australian & UK Associate Set Designer
Michael Waters Australian Sound Designer


Jeffrey Klitz Conductor
Jeff Marder Associate Conductor
John Johnson Woodwinds / Woodwinds (Recording)
Steve Crowe Trumpet / Flugel / Trumpet (Recording)
Gord Myers Trombone / Trombone (Recording)
James Tait Guitar
Scott Alexander Bass
Rick Gratton Drums
Nick Coulter Percussion
Jeffrey Klitz Keys I
Jeff Marder Keys II
Xiao Grabke Violin (Recording)
Corey Gemmell Violin (Recording)
Michele Fox Violin (Recording)
Bridget LaMarche-Brown Viola (Recording)
Jonathan Craig Viola (Recording)
Tom Mueller Cello (Recording)
Amy Laing Cello (Recording)


Rick Whitelaw Toronto Contractor
David Benken Technical Supervisor
David Hyslop Production Stage Manager
Mahlon Kruse Stage Manager
Megan Schneid Assistant Stage Manager
B.J. Holt General Manager
Alecia Parker Executive Producer
Bette Midler Producer
James L. Nederlander Producer
Garry McQuinn Producer
Liz Koops Producer
Michael Hamlyn Producer
Roy Furman Producer
Richard Willis Producer
Terry Allen Kramer Producer
Terri Childs Producer
Timothy Childs Producer
Ken Greiner Producer
Ruth Hendel Producer
Robert G. Bartner Producer
Michael Chugg Producer
Michael Buckley Producer
Stewart F. Lane Producer
Bonnie Comley Producer
Bruce Davey Producer
Thierry Suc Producer
Paul Boskind Producer
David Mirvish Producer
Thom Clay Company Manager
Adrian Bryan-Brown Press Representative
Joe Perrotta Press Representative
Michael Strassheim Press Representative
Clare Rainbow International Associate Producer
David Benken Production Manager
Rose Palombo Production Manager
Hilary Hamilton Associate General Manager
Stephen Spadaro General Management Associate
Tammie Ward Assistant Company Manager
Martina Murray Assistant to the Director
Roger Kuch Assistant to Alecia Parker
Katherine Hayes Assistant to B.J. Holt
Jamie Clennett Animator
Kenji Oates Animator
Pip Runciman Photoshoppers
Micka Agosta Photoshoppers
Chris Twyman LED Web Content
Patrick Eviston Head Carpenter
Michael Shepp Jr. Automation
Jeff Zink Assistant Carpenter
Jon Lawson Production Electrician
Daniel Novi Advance Electrician
Chris Herman Moving Light Programmer
Chris Herman Video Programmer
Garth Helm Production Sound
Steve Henshaw Head Sound
Jerry Marshall Production Properties
James Cariot Assistant Props
Irene Bohan UK Costume Supervisor
Hannah Trickett UK Associate Costume Supervisor
Meghan Carsella Wardrobe Supervisor
Megan Bowers Assistant Wardrobe
Jo Miles UK Production Consultant
Cass Jones Australian Technical Director
Justen M. Brosnan Hair and Make Up Supervisor
Nathan K. Claus Production Assistant
Amanda Gwin Production Assistant
Kevin MacLeod Production Assistant
Carly Price Production Assistant
Stephanie Gorin Canadian Casting Consultant
Joan Marcus Production Photography


Tom Locke Head Carpenter
Ron Montgomery, Jr. Head Electrician
Sean Taylor Head of Properties
Chris Sinton Head Flyman
Pam Weston Head of Wardrobe
Lisa Sheaves Assistant Wardrobe Head