Photo: Merav Yudilovitch
Rosina Cambus in "Return to Haifa"
Photo: Merav Yudilovitch

Rosina Cambus nominated for Helen Hayes Award

Israeli theater actress shortlisted for prestigious theater award for her role in 'Return to Haifa.' Other nominees include Academy Award winning Australian actress Cate Blanchett

Tel Aviv Cameri Theatre actress Rosina Cambus has been nominated for the prestigious Helen Hayes Theater Award.


Cambus' is nominated in the leading actress in a non-resident production category, for her role in "Return to Haifa," which was preformed at "Theatre J" in Washington. The Washington Post named the play as one of the best plays of the year.


Also vying for the award is Academy Award winning Australian actress Cate Blanchett, for her performance in "Uncle Vanya" at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


Among actresses nominated in the category include Leah Hocking for her performance in the production of "Billy Elliot" and Amy Morton for her performance in the production of "Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

The award winner will be announced at a festive ceremony on April 23rd at the Warner Theater in Washington DC.


In response to her nomination, Combus said: "A token of appreciation from Washington is an absolute honor. I'm a big fan of Cate Blanchett and it is a real honor to be nominated in the same category as her. I really hope I win and I invite anyone who hasn't seen the show to come see it."


Cameri Theater Chairman Noam Semel said: "This nomination marks the first time an Israeli actor from an Israeli production has managed to make their way into such a prestigious theater award nomination. The Helen Hayes award is one of the most renowned awards in the US. This is quite an achievement.


"This unique play by Boaz Gaon proves that there is a light at the end of the tunnel in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The cast is mixed with both Palestinians and Israelis who all have different opinions," he added.


The Helen Hayes award recognizes excellence in professional theater and is considered to be a prestigious theater award given for resident and non-resident productions in appreciation to theater productions performed in Washington D.C. The awards are given in the following categories: acting, directing, design, and production.




פרסום ראשון: 03.03.12, 14:27
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