Steven wins best male performance for 2010

Steven Greenwood with the Jacqui Hartley prize for his portrayal of Colonel Fairfax in Yeoman of the Guard

Steven Greenwood with the Jacqui Hartley prize for his portrayal of Colonel Fairfax in Yeoman of the Guard

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AN ACTOR is celebrating after fellow thespians rewarded his stage performance.

Steven Greenwood, of the Halifax Gilbert and Sullivan Society, won the Jacqui Hartley award for the best male performance of 2010.

His lead tenor role as Colonel Fairfax in Yeoman of the Guard impressed local members of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association, who score each other’s productions.

He said: “I’m delighted. I’ve been singing in Gilbert and Sullivan societies for the best part of 40 years.

“I was a founder member of the Halifax one in 1968 and me and my wife have been in it more or less ever since.

“It’s the first time I’ve won this particular award so it’s been a long time coming.”

Mr Greenwood said the prize-winning role was one of his favourites to play.

He is now looking forward to his next role as Sir Joseph Porter in the group’s production of HMS Pinafore, directed by Richard Buxton.

It will be performed at the Halifax Playhouse, King Cross Street, Halifax, from November 1 to 5.