2016 Helpmann Awards Hosts and Performances Announced

Apr 26th, 2016 | Posted in Media Release

With the 16th annual Helpmann Awards set to dazzle at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on Monday 25 July, Live Performance Australia (LPA) today announced the line-up of Hosts for the Ceremony, and Performances.  Additionally it was announced that tickets will go on sale to this iconic live theatre event on Monday 2 May through Ticketmaster.

Hosts for the evening will be Adam Garcia, Helen Dallimore, Guy Noble, Simon Philips, Queenie van de Zandt, and The Umbilical Brothers.

The preliminary line-up will include performances by the casts of Matilda the Musical, The Sound of Music, and Singin’ in the Rain, with individual performances by Marina Prior & Mark Vincent, and Sarah Blasko, together with Bangarra Dance Theatre and The West Australian Ballet as well as the winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition.

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, Ms Evelyn Richardson said last year’s Helpmann Awards sold out in record time. Given the extraordinary calibre of shows presented on stages across the country, we expect this year to be a night to remember.

“Audiences are integral to the success and vitality of the live performance industry.  It is only fitting they join in the celebration of the Helpmann Awards alongside the industry’s biggest stars.” 

“Tickets are limited so fans of the live performance industry are urged to purchase tickets to the Helpmann Awards today to avoid disappointment.”

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said, “The Helpmann Awards is the pinnacle celebration of Australia’s live performance industry and an opportunity to applaud and recognise our creative talent. As the nation’s hub of culture and creative industries, Sydney is a fitting home for the Helpmanns and the NSW Government is proud to support the event through our tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. I encourage everyone to start planning their visit to Sydney now to be a part of this spectacular occasion.”

Ticketing information for General Public:

Tickets On Sale                  9am Monday 2 May

Bookings                           www.ticketmaster.com.au                                   

The Helpmann Awards are proudly supported by the New South Wales Government, through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

The 2016 Helpmann Awards Ceremony will be performed on the set of Singin' in the Rain.