Helpmann Awards 2012

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The 2012 Helpmann Awards®

(See all winners at end of this article)

Celebrating excellence and achievement in live performance

The 2012 Helpmann Awards® were presented Monday 24 September at the Sydney Opera House. Following the Awards Ceremony guests enjoyed an After Party at Marquee at The Star.

Hugh Jackman arrived to present the final award of the evening for Best Musical.

The Helpmann Awards®, established in 2001 by Live Performance Australia (LPA), saw the presentation of awards in 42 categories.

In addition Katharine Brisbane AM, and the late Dr Jimmy Little AO were honoured as the recipients of the prestigious JC Williamson AwardTM that recognises their outstanding contribution to the Australian live performance industry.

Simon Burke was host of the Awards Ceremony which included performances by the casts of Cirque du Soleil, The South Pacific Company, and The Chorus Line

Company; Artistes from The Australian Ballet; from A Long Way to the Top Marcia Hines, Jon Stevens, Brian Cadd, Doug Parkinson and Ian Moss; and Aston, Dan Sultan with a Tribute to Jimmy Little AO, and Bernadette Robinson.

NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, congratulated

the winners of this year’s Helpmann Awards®.

“The Helpmanns are the premier awards event for the live performance industry,

highlighting the significant contribution the sector makes to our State and country.”

The Helpmann Awards® will be broadcast exclusively live on Tuesday 25 September at 8.30pm on Australia’s arts and entertainment channel STUDIO channel 132 on Foxtel.

www.helpmannawards.com.au

Helpmann Awards - Cameron Daddo and Lucy Durack Helpmann Awards Photo James Morgan _7460Helpmann Awards - Hugh Jackman 2012 Helpmann Awards 2012 Photo James Morgan

Photo Credit: James Morgan

Winners …

2012 Winners

Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Bert LaBonte
An Officer and a Gentleman
Sharleen Cooper Cohen, John Frost
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Nancye Hayes
Grey Gardens
The Production Company
Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play
Bob Hornery
The Importance of Being Earnest
Melbourne Theatre Company
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play
Robyn Nevin
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
Belvoir
Best Costume Design
Toni Maticevski and Richard Nylon
Aviary: A Suite for the Bird
Phillip Adams BalletLab in Melbourne Festival 2011
Best Scenic Design
Brian Thomson
La Traviata
Opera Australia – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
Best Lighting Design
Paul Jackson
Little Match Girl
Malthouse Theatre in association with Meow Meow Revolution
Best Sound Design
Tony David Cray
La Traviata
Opera Australia – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
Best International Contemporary Concert
Prince Welcome 2 Australia
Prince, presented by Van Egmond Group and Chugg Entertainment
Best Contemporary Music Festival
MONA FOMA
Museum of Old and New Art
Best Australian Contemporary Concert
Kylie Aphrodite Les Folies Tour 2011
Kylie Minogue and The Frontier Touring Company
Best Choreography in a Dance or Physical Theatre Production
Stephen Page
ID from Belong
Bangarra Dance Theatre
Best Choreography in a Musical
Kelly Devine
Rock of Ages
Rodney Rigby and the Rock of Ages Australia Management LLC
Best Direction of a Musical
Roger Hodgman
Grey Gardens
The Production Company
Best Direction of an Opera
Leonard Foglia
Moby Dick
State Opera of South Australia
Best Direction of a Play
Benedict Andrews
Gross und Klein (Big and Small)
Sydney Theatre Company
Best Special Event
La Traviata
Opera Australia – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
Lotterywest Festival Celebration: Place Des Anges by Les Studios De Cirque
2012 Perth International Arts Festival
Best Original Score
David Page and Steve Francis
Belong
Bangarra Dance Theatre
Best Individual Classical Music Performance
Evgeny Kissin
Evgeny Kissin
Presented by Sydney Symphony and Brisbane Festival
Best Chamber &/or Instrumental Ensemble Concert
Tafelmusik ‘The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres’
Musica Viva Australia
Best Symphony Orchestra Concert
Evgeny Kissin Plays Chopin
Sydney Symphony
Best Music Direction
Iain Grandage
Little Match Girl
Malthouse Theatre in association with Meow Meow Revolution
Best Male Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera
Grant Doyle
Moby Dick
State Opera of South Australia
Best Female Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera
Orla Boylan
Elektra
A Co-Production of West Australian Opera, ThinIce, Perth International Arts Festival and Opera Australia
Best New Australian Work
Paul Capsis, Julian Meyrick and Hilary Bell
Angela’s Kitchen
Griffin Theatre Company
Best Comedy Performer
Tim Minchin
Tim Minchin vs The Orchestras Round II
Fox in the Snow
Best Cabaret Performer
Meow Meow
Little Match Girl
Malthouse Theatre in association with Meow Meow Revolution
Best Regional Touring Production
Namatjira
Big hART, created with the Namatjira family
Best Presentation for Children
Boats
Terrapin Puppet Theatre
Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production
CIRCA
Circa
Best Male Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Production
Paul White
Anatomy of an Afternoon
Martin del Amo, Performing Lines and Sydney Festival
Best Female Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Production
Charmene Yap
2 One Another
Sydney Dance Company
Best Male Performer in an Opera
Anthony Dean Griffey
Of Mice & Men
Opera Australia
Best Female Performer in an Opera
Emma Matthews
La Traviata
Opera Australia – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
Best Male Actor in a Musical
Mitchell Butel
The Mikado
Opera Australia
Best Female Actor in a Musical
Pamela Rabe
Grey Gardens
The Production Company
Best Male Actor in a Play
Paul Capsis
Angela’s Kitchen
Griffin Theatre Company
Best Female Actor in a Play
Cate Blanchett
Gross und Klein (Big and Small)
Sydney Theatre Company
Best Ballet or Dance Work
Can We Talk About This?
Presented by DV8 Physical Theatre and Sydney Opera House. Co-produced with Théâtre de la
Ville and Festival d’Automne, Paris, National Theatre of Great Britain and Dansens Hus
Stockholm.
Best Opera
Moby Dick
State Opera of South Australia
Best Play
Ganesh Versus the Third Reich
Presented by Back to Back Theatre, Malthouse Theatre and Melbourne Festival
Best Musical
A Chorus Line
Tim Lawson in association with the Adelaide Festival Centre


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