The Helpmann Awards categories are:

Cabaret

  •         Best Cabaret Performer

Comedy

  •         Best Comedy Performer

Contemporary Music

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

Dance & Physical Theatre

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

Industry

  •         Best New Australian Work
  •         Best Original Score
  •         Best Music Direction
  •         Best Costume Design
  •         Best Scenic Design
  •         Best Lighting Design
  •         Best Sound Design
  •         Best Special Event *




Musicals

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

Opera & Classical Music

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

Presentation for Children

  •         Best Presentation for Children

Regional Touring

  •         Best Regional Touring Production

Theatre

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





*PLEASE NOTE – We do not accept entries for Best Special Event. This Award is bestowed strictly at the discretion of the Industry Panel.

Click here for a full copy of the Helpmann Award Rules

The JC Williamson Award and Sue Nattrass Award recognising outstanding contribution to the Australian live performance industry, are also bestowed each year.