A CHORUS LINE, MOBY DICK, and More Winn Big at 2012 Helpmann Awards

September 24
10:39 AM 2012

A CHORUS LINE, MOBY DICK, and More Winn Big at 2012 Helpmann Awards

Live Performance Australia™ (LPA) just presented the 2012 Helpmann Awards, hosted at the Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House and broadcast exclusively on Australia's arts and entertainment channel STUDIO – channel 132 on Foxtel. Tune in to watch the full ceremony on Tuesday September 25 at 8.30pm.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Play: Ganesh versus the Third Reich. Back to Back Theatre, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Festival

Opera: Moby Dick, State Opera of South Australia

Musical: A Chorus Line

Ballet or dance work: Can We Talk About This? DV8 Physical Theatre and Sydney Opera House

Female actor in a play: Cate Blanchett, Gross und Klein (Big and Small), Sydney Theatre Company

Male actor in a play: Paul Capsis, Angela's Kitchen, Griffin Theatre Company

Male performer in an opera: Anthony Dean Griffey, Of Mice & Men, Opera Australia

Female performer in an opera: Emma Matthews (pictured), La Traviata, Opera Australia

Male actor in a musical: Mitchell Butel, The Mikado, Opera Australia

Female actor in a musical: Pamela Rabe, Grey Gardens, the Production Company

Female dancer in a dance or physical theatre production: Charmene Yap, 2 One Another, Sydney Dance Company

Male dancer in dance or physical theatre production: Paul White, Anatomy of an Afternoon. Martin del Amo, Performing Lines and Sydney Festival

New Australian work: Paul Capsis, Julian Meyrick and Hilary Bell, Angela's Kitchen, Griffin Theatre Company

Comedy performer: Tim Minchin, Tim Minchin vs The Orchestras Round II

Cabaret performer: Meow Meow, Little Match Girl

Regional touring production: Namatjira, Big hART

Presentation for children: Boats, Terrapin Puppet Theatre

Visual or physical theatre production: Circa

Direction of an opera: Leonard Foglia, Moby Dick, State Opera of South Australia

Direction of a play: Benedict Andrews, Gross und Klein (Big and Small), Sydney Theatre Company

Direction of a musical: Roger Hodgman, Grey Gardens

Choreography in dance or physical theatre: Stephen Page, ID from Belong, Bangarra Dance Theatre

Choreography in a musical: Kelly Devine, Rock of Ages

Male actor in a supporting role in a musical: Bert LaBonte, An Officer and a Gentleman

Female actor in a supporting role in a musical: Nancye Hayes, Grey Gardens

Male actor in a supporting role in a play: Bob Hornery, The Importance of Being Earnest, Melbourne Theatre Company

Female actor in a supporting role in a play: Robyn Nevin, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Belvoir

Costume design: Toni Maticevski and Richard Nylon, Aviary: A Suite for the Bird, Phillip Adams BalletLab/ Melbourne Festival

Scenic design: Brian Thomson, La Traviata, Opera Australia

Lighting design: Paul Jackson, Little Match Girl, Malthouse Theatre

Sound design: Tony David Cray, La Traviata, Opera Australia

Special event: La Traviata, Opera Australia, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour; Place des Anges by Les Studios de Cirque, Perth International Arts Festival

Original score: David Page and Steve Francis, Belong, Bangarra Dance Theatre

Chamber and/or instrumental ensemble concert: Tafelmusik The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres, Musica Viva Australia

Music direction: Iain Grandage, Little Match Girl

Male performer in a supporting role in an opera: Grant Doyle, Moby Dick

Female performer in a supporting role in an opera: Orla Boylan, Elektra, West Australian Opera, ThinIce, Perth International Arts Festival and Opera Australia

Individual classical music performance: Evgeny Kissin, Sydney Symphony and Brisbane Festival

Symphony orchestra concert: Evgeny Kissin Plays Chopin

International contemporary concert: Prince Welcome 2 Australia

Contemporary music festival: MONA FOMA, Museum of Old and New Art

Australian contemporary concert: Kylie Aphrodite Les Folies Tour 2011



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