Musician Award Winner Update!

Isaac Hayward, our 2014 Musician Award winner will travel to New York and London to shadow some of Broadway’s and the West End’s most prominent conductors and musical directors!

In New York, Isaac will observe some of Broadway’s best musical directors that have worked on shows such as Book of MormonKinky BootsWickedSpring AwakeningNext to Normal and In The Heights.

On the West End in London, Isaac will experience the London Philharmonic, as well as the rehearsals for the Olivier Awards.

All the best for your trip Isaac!


Technical Award Winner Update!

Our 2014 Technical Award winner, Isabella Stadler is travelling to New York to learn about stage technologies from some of the best in the world! Isabella will partake in a 4 month Automation Traineeship at PRG Scenic Technologies, a leader in stage and production technologies.

She will study the application and implementation of Stage Technologies, focusing on automation systems and studying how these can be applied to musical theatre in Australia.

All the best for your trip Isabella!

2014 WINNER!

The Winner of the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award is Joshua Robson!



The 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award
Joshua Robson

The inaugural East End Theatre District Artist Development Award
Andrew Cook

The Playbill Future Prospect Award
Daniel Assetta

The Rob Guest Endowment Technical Award in Honour of Sue Nattrass
Isabella Stadler

The Rob Guest Endowment Musician Award
Isaac Hayward


Monica Swayne – Don’t miss our “one-of-a-kind night where the theatre world comes together”

Join us at the Capitol Theatre on October 13 to see Finalist Monica Swayne compete in the grand final #RGE14


2014 Finalist Ben is one step closer to his dream role, don’t miss his performance!


Finalist Karla shared her dream role, and how she is going tell her story at the concert.

Get your tickets today to see these wonderful finalists compete. #RGE14


“All I wanted to do is get on that stage and sing” – Joshua Robson, 2014 Finalist.

Join us at the Capitol Theatre on October 13 for the Rob Guest Endowment Concert #RGE14

Meet the Finalists: Andrew Cook

Finalist Andrew Cook never underestimates the importance of picking the perfect song.

Join us at the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Concert to find out Andrew’s repertoire in the grand final. #RGE14

Meet the Finalists: Angela Scundi

Meet Angela Scundi, and learn how one amazing performance can change your life.

Don’t miss Angela perform live as part of the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Concert #RGE14

2014 Finalists Announced!

The six Finalists for the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award were announced last night at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney. Competing against 30 other Semi-Finalists, six outstanding performers were chosen by an expert panel of judges, which included Todd McKenney, Stuart Maunder and Guy Simpson.

The 2014 finalists are:

  • 925 Bennett, Ben HSBen Bennett
    (2013 Rob Guest Endowment Semi-finals Encouragement Award)
  • 1805 Cook, Andy HSAndrew Cook
    (Strictly Ballroom)
  • 1550 Robson, Joshua HSJoshua Robson
    (Les Miserables)
  • 1815-Scundi,-Angela-HS-1Angela Scundi
    (The Rocky Horror Show)
  • 1640 Swayne, Monica HSMonica Swayne
  • Karla Tonkich HSKarla Tonkich

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Andrew Stoner congratulated the Rob Guest Endowment Award finalists and said, “Making the finals of the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Awards is an outstanding achievement and recognition for the hard work and dedication of these six talented performers. I wish each of them the best of luck for October’s awards night in Sydney.”

Stay tuned to find out more about our fabulous finalists in the weeks to come!