Cate Blanchett, Vanessa Scammell, SWEENEY TODD & More to Present at Australia's Helpmann Awards
Some of Australia's top live entertainment names will join Helpmann Awards host, Todd McKenney on stage to present and perform at the star-studded 2015 Helpmann Awards Ceremony.
The 2015 Helpmann Awards, Australia's premier celebration of the live performance industry, will be held at Sydney's Capitol Theatre on Monday 27 July on the set of Cameron Mackintosh's LES MISERABLES and broadcast live on Foxtel Arts.
Gracing the stage to present on the night will be one of Australia's most celebrated and acclaimed actors, Cate Blanchett, leading ladies in both screen and theatre, Marta Dusseldorp and Danielle Cormack, and singer, stage performer, and television presenter, David Campbell.
Multi-talented Denise Scott and Amanda Bishop will join the stars of the new Foxtel series Screen,Margaret Pomeranz and Graeme Blundell, Australian television and music icon, Marcia Hines, and Australia's number one ventriloquist, Darren Carr to present on the night.
A number of 2015 Helpmann Awards nominees are confirmed to present, including principal dancerMadeleine Eastoe, Dean Bryant, Andrew Hallsworth, Trevor Ashley and Stuart Maunder AM adding anticipation to who will win on the night.
Opera royalty Lindy Hume and Emma Matthews, cabaret trail blazers iOTA and Mitchell Butel, and musical theatre stars, Lara Mulcahy, Christie Whelan Browne, James Millar, and Blazey Best will also present on the night.
Other presenters at the 2015 Helpmann Awards include:
· Troy Grant, NSW Deputy Premier
· Leo Schofield AM, Artistic Director, Brisbane Baroque
· Vanessa Scammell, Conductor and Musical Director
· Jessica Gethin, 2015 Brian Stacey Award Recipient
· Andrew Kay, President, Live Performance Australia
Victorian Opera's Sweeney Todd, the Tony Award-winning musical inspired by Tim Burton's hit Hollywood film, will join the line-up for the 2015 Helpmann Awards taking the audience on a dark and twisted musical experience.
Previously announced performances include:
· 9 times 2015 Helpmann Awards nominee, the cast of the Tony Award winning musical, Once, for a one-off performance exclusively for the 2015 Helpmann Awards
· The Australia Piano Quartet, one of the few ensembles worldwide committed to the piano quartet genre
· Previous Helpmann Awards nominee and Australia's foremost illusionist, Cosentino - The Grand Illusionist.
Live Performance Australia (LPA) Chief Executive, Evelyn Richardson said the 2015 Helpmann Awards will feature some of Australia's leading and most diverse talent within the live performance industry.
"Australia is the home of some of the world's most exciting performance and creative talent, and it is an honour to showcase some of these at the 2015 Helpmann Awards," said Ms Richardson.
The 2015 Helpmann Awards will be broadcast live on Foxtel Arts and simulcast free onwww.foxtelarts.com.au.
Tickets to the 15th annual Helpmann Awards are available now directly from Ticketmaster.
The Helpmann Awards are proudly supported by the New South Wales Government, through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.