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Kate Miller-Heidke Kate Miller-Heidke i(A128530 works by)
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Miller-Heidke is a singer.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2015 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Original Score For The Rabbits
2013 recipient Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship Awarded an unrestricted grant of $160,000 over a two year period.

Awards for Works

Muriel's Wedding : The Musical 2017 single work musical theatre

'Muriel Heslop is back! In this highly-anticipated world premiere, the iconic Australian film is set to become an equally iconic laugh-out-loud musical.

'Stuck in a dead-end life in Porpoise Spit, Muriel dreams of the perfect wedding – the white dress, the church, the attention. Unfortunately, there’s one thing missing. A groom. Following her dreams to Sydney, Muriel ends up with everything she ever wanted – a man, a fortune and a million Twitter followers. That’s when things start to go really wrong.

'The film’s original writer-director PJ Hogan has updated his screenplay into a dazzling new stage show, bringing the story into the present but keeping all the irreverence and naughtiness of the film along with its dark edge.' (Production summary)

2017 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best Direction of a Musical
2017 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best Production of a Mainstream Musical
2017 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best Original Score of a Mainstage Production
2017 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work
y separately published work icon The Rabbits 2015 8043706 2015 single work drama opera

'John Marsden and Shaun Tan's haunting picture book tells a story we all know: a story of colonisation, civilisation and progress — a story about displacement, destruction and culture clash. And in that landscape, it tells a story of hope taking root.

'It's a story for young people, it's a story for old people, it's a story for all of us.

'Opera Australia and Barking Gecko Theatre Company have assembled some of Australia's foremost creative talents to collaborate on a new opera for children and families.

Gabriela Tylesova's kooky sets and costumes realise Tan's pictures in all of their mystical wonder, while Lally Katz has turned Marsden's spare poetry into an enchanting libretto. To write the score, Kate Miller Heidke: the butterfly-voiced, classically-trained indie-pop singer who is as at home on the charts as she is performing at the Met. As well as composing The Rabbits, Kate will perform in this production.' (Production summary)

2016 shortlisted International Awards International Opera Awards
2016 winner AWGIE Awards Music Theatre
2015 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Costume design Awarded to Gabriela Tylesova
2015 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best New Australian Work
2015 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Presentation for Children
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