15th Helpmann Awards

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15th Helpmann Awards
Date 27 July 2015
Location Capitol Theatre, Sydney
Hosted by Todd McKenney
Television/radio coverage
Network Foxtel Arts

The 15th Annual Helpmann Awards for live performance in Australia were held on 27 July 2015 at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney.[1][2] Best Musical and Best Play were both awarded to revival productions, of Les Misérables and The Glass Menagarie respectively. Opera for young audiences The Rabbits was named Best New Australian Work and Best Original Score. Singer-songwriter Paul Kelly received the JC Williamson Award for lifetime achievement.

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following tables, winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface. The nominees are those which are listed below the winner and not in boldface.

Theatre[edit]

Best Play Best Direction of a Play
Best Female Actor in a Play Best Male Actor in a Play
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play

Musicals[edit]

Best Musical
Best Direction of a Musical Best Choreography in a Musical
Best Female Actor in a Musical Best Male Actor in a Musical
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Opera and Classical Music[edit]

Best Opera Best Direction of an Opera
Best Female Performer in an Opera Best Male Performer in an Opera
Best Female Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera Best Male Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera
Best Symphony Orchestra Concert Best Chamber and Instrumental Ensemble Concert
Best Individual Classical Performance

Dance and Physical Theatre[edit]

Best Ballet or Dance Work Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production
Best Female Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Production Best Male Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Production
  • Cass Mortimer Eipper – William Forsythe's Quintett
    • Alisdair Macindoe – Motion Picture
    • David Mack – William Forsythe's Quintett
    • Jack Ziesing – Natalie Weir's The Red Shoes
Best Choreography in a Dance or Physical Theatre Production

Contemporary Music[edit]

Best Australian Contemporary Concert Best Contemporary Music Festival
Best International Contemporary Music Concert

Other[edit]

Best Cabaret Performer Best Comedy Performer
Best Presentation for Children Best Regional Touring Production
Best Special Event

Industry[edit]

Best New Australian Work
Best Original Score Best Music Direction
Best Scenic Design Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design Best Sound Design

Special Awards[edit]

JC Williamson Award Sue Nattrass Award
  • Eric Robinson

Notes[edit]

A^ : The full producing credit for Dirty Dancing - The Classic Love Story on Stage is John Frost, Karl Sydow, Martin McCullum and Joyce Entertainment in association with Lionsgate & Magic Hour.
B^ : The full producing credit for Once is John Frost, Barbara Broccoli, John N. Hart Jr, Patrick Milling Smith and Frederick Zollo in association with the Melbourne Theatre Company.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Helpmann Awards 2015: Les Miserables wins Best Musical, Paul Kelly receives JC Williamson award". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Cuthbertson, Debbie (22 June 2015). "Helpmann Awards 2015 nominations: Opera Australia dominates as Les Miserables leads charge for musicals". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 

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