South African musical wins Fleur du Cap awards

Jonathan Roxmouth stars in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat as Pharaoh, a role for which he won a Fleur du Cap Theatre Award at the ceremony held at Artscape.

The hit musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat won in two categories at the 52nd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards held at the Artscape Opera House on Sunday March 19.

Star actor Jonathan Roxmouth won as Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his outstanding portrayal as Pharaoh, a role he is currently performing at Theatre on the Bay. This marks his 4th Fleur du Cap win.

For the same show, the multi-
talented Niall Griffin, who has impressed time and again with his designs on shows like I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, won in the Best Costume Design category.

Acknowledged as South Africa’s finest musical theatre actor, Jonathan Roxmouth has played leading roles in some of the world’s greatest musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Sunset Boulevard and West Side Story.

Throughout his stellar career he has also won Naledi Awards, the Artes Legends Awards and Broadway Stage Award, and was on the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans list for 2016 (Arts and Culture).

Starring alongside Roxmouth in the current production of Joseph are fellow Fleur du Cap Theatre Award nominees Earl Gregory in the title role, and Dean Roberts as Potiphar. Singer Nadine, last seen on the musical theatre stage as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, is the narrator.

With familiar songs like Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and One More Angel In Heaven, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice`s first mega-hit is loaded with high energy, humour and dance routines, performed by a dazzling 23-strong South African cast.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat runs until Saturday April 8 and tickets are available from R125 via Theatre on the Bay on 021 438 3100 or Computicket.