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Winners list: Muriel and Beautiful are early Helpmann favourites

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Ben Neutze
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This year, the Helpmann Awards is doing something a little bit different: it's split itself into two ceremonies over two nights. Those who attend each year will be breathing a sigh of relief – there's a tonne of awards to get through given that the Helpmanns recognise the entire live performance industry (musicals, plays, classical music, contemporary music, opera, contemporary dance, ballet, cabaret, comedy).

The first ceremony was held tonight at Sydney Town Hall and a few shows are proving early favourites: Muriel's Wedding: The Musical has picked up five awards, followed by Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, with three, including best director of a musical.

In the opera categories, Adelaide Festival's production of Hamlet is the one to beat, and has so far won two of three opera awards, including best director for Neil Armfield.

Here's everybody who's won a Helpmann so far. The biggest awards will be announced tomorrow night.

Helpmann Award winners 2018

BEST MALE PERFORMER IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN AN OPERA

KANEN BREEN Coronation of Poppea

BEST FEMALE PERFORMER IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN AN OPERA

LORINA GORE Hamlet 

BEST MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A PLAY

MITCHELL BUTEL Mr Burns, A Post-Electric Play

BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A PLAY

ANITA HEGH The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

BEST MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

MAT VEREVIS Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

AMY LEHPAMER Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

GABRIELA TYLESOVA Muriel's Wedding The Musical

BEST SCENIC DESIGN

JACOB NASH Bennelong

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN

NICK SCHLIEPER Bennelong

BEST SOUND DESIGN

MICHAEL WATERS Muriel’s Wedding The Musical

BEST MUSIC DIRECTION

ISAAC HAYWARD Muriel's Wedding The Musical

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

KATE MILLER-HEIDKE & KEIR NUTTAL Muriel's Wedding The Musical 

BEST SPECIAL EVENT

TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC Melbourne International Arts Festival

BEST PRESENTATION FOR CHILDREN

EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES Slingsby

BEST REGIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION

OUR LAND PEOPLE STORIES Bangarra Dance Theatre 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A BALLET, DANCE OR PHYSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION

STEPHEN PAGE Bennelong 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A MUSICAL

ANDREW HALLSWORTH Muriel's Wedding The Musical 

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY

SARAH GOODES The Children

BEST DIRECTION OF AN OPERA

NEIL ARMFIELD Hamlet 

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

MARC BRUNI Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Looking for something to see this month? See  the best theatre and musicals in Sydney this July.

While all of the winning shows have now closed, Muriel's Wedding: The Musical will have a return Sydney season in June 2019.

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