Tony played the role of Bernadette in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert for over 1900 performances in Australia, New Zealand, London, Toronto and on Broadway, winning the Theatre World Award and nominations for the Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award, the Drama League Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award. He was also honored with his own caricature at Sardi’s . In London he was nominated for the Olivier Award, and won the Toronto Theatre Critics Award and the Dora Award as Best Actor in a Musical. In Australia he won the Sydney Theatre Award, the Green Room Award, the Glugs Award and the MO Award as Musical Theatre Performer of the Year.
In New York Tony has starred with Phillipa Soo in Amelie, with Brian Stokes Mitchell and Tracey Ullman in The Bandwagon at Encores/City Center, Mr Magoo’s Christmas Carol with Douglas Sills and Art & Science with John Tartaglia. Regionally, Tony has appeared in Empire at La Mirada, Ever After at Paper Mill, My Fair Lady at the Guthrie Theatre, Camelot at Kennedy Centre and Victor Victoria at Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars. He won the Connecticut Critics’ Award for his performance as Vandergelder in Hello, Dolly! At Goodspeed Opera House.
In Australia, Tony most recently starred in Man of La Mancha to enormous critical acclaim, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for which he won the Glugs Award as Best Actor in a Musical, Private Lives, Into The Woods, Merrily We Roll Along, Company, The Sisters Rosenweig, Once In A Lifetime and Falsettos (Green Room Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical). He played John Barrymore in I Hate Hamlet opposite Guy Pearce (Melbourne Theatre Company) and won the 2005 Helpmann Award, the Sydney Critics Award, the Mo Award and the Glugs Award for his performance as Roger de Bris in The Producers. He was also nominated for a Helpmann and a Green Room Award for his work in The Witches of Eastwick. For his portrayal of Arnold Beckoff in Torch Song Trilogy, Tony won the Green Room and Variety Club Heart Award as Best Actor of 1984. Other highlights include Noises Off, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Deathtrap, Dames At Sea, The Fantasticks, Candide, I Love My Wife, Travels With My Aunt, Wild Honey and The Glass Menagerie.