15th annual Helpmann Awards Ceremony details announced

Capitol Theatre SydneyLive Performance Australia (LPA) has announced the 15th annual Helpmann Awards will take place on Monday 27 July at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney.

The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia’s vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia’s live performance sectors, including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre, children’s presentations, regional touring, and cabaret.

LPA Chief Executive, Evelyn Richardson said the Helpmann Awards celebrate the many hands and hearts that make the live performance industry such a dynamic and flourishing sector.

“The live performance industry is unique in bringing together so many talented people across a wide range of performance genres,” said Richardson. “With the live performance industry annually attracting over 18 million people to shows nationwide and contributing $1.5 billion of revenue to the local economy, it is only fitting that we celebrate the achievements of those that contribute to this success.”

The 2015 Helpmann Awards will be presented on the set of Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Les Misérables which opens in Sydney this week. Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the most popular musicals of all time. This new production, features glorious new staging, dazzlingly reimagined scenery and thirty-three of the country’s most exciting musical theatre actors.

Continuing his long and successful history with the Helpmann Awards, Jon Nicholls returns to the role of Executive Producer. The full program, including award category nominees, is set to be announced in June. Tickets will go on sale later this month. For more information, visit: www.helpmannawards.com.au for details.

Image: Interior of Sydney’s Capitol Theatre – courtesy of the Capitol Theatre