NSW tops winners list in 2018 Helpmann Awards

Opera Australia's production of La Traviata 2017. Image: Keith Saunders

Opera Australia’s production of La Traviata 2017. Image: Keith Saunders

Helpmann Awards NSW Winners

Congratulations to all the NSW artists and productions that showed Australia the depth of our states creative talent at the Helpmann Awards on Tuesday night. Create NSW supported organisations took home 16 awards, including an impressive seven awards for Bangarra Dance Theatre production of Bennelong, and five awards for Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures’, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical.

Create NSW supported awards

Bangarra Dance Theatre

  • Best Choreography in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production – Stephen Page AO, Bennelong
  • Best Male Dancer in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production – Beau Dean Riley Smith, Bennelong
  • Best Dance Production – Bennelong
  • Best Lighting Design – Nick Schlieper, Bennelong
  • Best New Australian Work – Stephen Page AO, Bennelong
  • Best Scenic Design – Jacob Nash, Bennelong
  • Best Regional Touring Production – OUR land people stories

Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures

  • Best Costume Design – Gabriela Tylesova, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical
  • Best Choreography in a Musical – Andrew Hallsworth, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical
  • Best Sound Design – Michael Waters, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical
  • Best Music Direction – Isaac Hayward, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical
  • Best Original Score – Kate Miller-Heidke & Keir Nuttall – Muriel’s Wedding The Musical

Opera Australia

  • Best Female Performer in an Opera – Nicole Car, La Traviata
  • Best Individual Classical Music Performance – Jonas Kaufmann, Parsifal

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

  • Best Symphony Orchestra Concert – The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Bluebeard’s Castle: With Bach and Brahms

Sydney Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company

  • Best Direction of a Play – Sarah Goodes, The Children

Full list of winners here: http://www.helpmannawards.com.au/2018/nominees-and-winners/

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Published: 18 July 2018