17th Helpmann Awards

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17th Helpmann Awards
Date 24 July 2017
Location Capitol Theatre, Sydney
Hosted by Jan van de Stool and Tim Draxl
Television/radio coverage
Network Foxtel Arts

The 17th Annual Helpmann Awards for live performance in Australia was held on 24 July 2017 at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney.[1] Nominations were announced on 19 June 2017,[2][3] the ceremony was hosted by Jan van de Stool and Tim Draxl.[4]

Winners of major awards included play The Drover's Wife, opera Saul and musical The Book of Mormon.[5][6]

Recipients and nominations[edit]

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/or Instrumental Ensemble Concert
Best Individual Classical Performance

Dance and Physical Theatre[edit]

Best Ballet Best Dance Production
Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production Best Choreography in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production
Best Female Dancer in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production Best Male Dancer in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production
  • Lilian Steiner – Split

Contemporary Music[edit]

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

Other[edit]

Best Cabaret Performer Best Comedy Performer
Best Presentation for Children Best Regional Touring Production
  • Jump First, Ask LaterPowerhouse Youth Theatre and Force Majeure
    • Cerita Anak (Child's Play)Polyglot Theatre and Papermoon Puppet Theatre presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Asia TOPA
    • In A Deep Dark ForestThe Inhabitors and Arts Centre Melbourne
    • New OwnerThe Last Great Hunt

Industry[edit]

Best New Australian Work
  • Leah PurcellThe Drover's Wife
    • Busty Beatz and Lisa Fa’alafi – Hot Brown Honey
    • David Morton – The Wider Earth (Queensland Theatre and Dead Puppet Society)
    • Kate MulvanyJasper Jones
    • Darcy Grant, Elliot Zoerner, Shenton Gregory, Geoff Cobham, Jacob Randell, Jascha Boyce, Simon McClure, Lachlan Binns, Mieke Lizotte, Lewie West, Martin Schreiber, Joanne Curry, Lachlan Harper, Jackson Manson, Triton Tunis-Mitchell and Lewis Rankin – Backbone
    • Matthew Whittet – Girl Asleep
Best Original Score Best Music Direction
Best Scenic Design Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design Best Sound Design

Lifetime Achievement[edit]

JC Williamson Award Sue Nattrass Award
  • Rob Brookman AM

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rob Brookman honoured with Sue Nattrass Award". dailyreview.com.au. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  2. ^ Cooper, Nathanael; Cuthbertson, Debbie (2017-06-19). "Broadway invasion: Australian musicals struggle to make mark as Helpmann nominations announced". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2017-06-19. 
  3. ^ Neutze, Ben (19 June 2017). "My Fair Lady leads Helpmann Awards 2017 nominations: full list". dailyreview.com.au. Retrieved 2017-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Ceremony, Tickets and Broadcast | Helpmann Awards". www.helpmannawards.com.au. Retrieved 2017-07-19. 
  5. ^ Francis, Hannah (24 July 2017). "Helpmann Awards 2017 winners: Kosky's Saul and Belvoir's The Drover's Wife dominate". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 July 2017. 
  6. ^ Harmon, Steph (2017-07-24). "Helpmanns 2017: The Drover's Wife and Adelaide festival claim Australian theatre awards". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-07-24. 
  7. ^ McPherson, Angus (31 May 2017). "Richard Tognetti wins JC Williamson Award". Limelight. Retrieved 2017-05-31.