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The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia’s vibrant live performance industry and Matilda The Musical had quite a night, last night, receiving 13 Award nominations, including Best Musical!

The eight young actresses who’ve played Matilda in Sydney and Melbourne – Molly Barwick, Dusty Bursill, Tiana Mirra, Alannah Parfett, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin, Bella Thomas and Ingrid Torelli – are up jointly for Best Female Actor in a Musical, while James Millar is nominated for Best Male Actor in a Musical, for his performance as the tyrannical Miss Trunchbull.

Tim’s up for Best Original Score in a Musical for his music and lyrics, with the rest of the nominations as follows:
Best Direction of a Musical – Matthew Warchus
Best Choreography in a Musical – Peter Darling
Best Music Direction in a Musical – Stephen Amos
Best Sound Design in a Musical – Simon Baker
Best Scenic Design in a Musical – Rob Howell
Best Costume Design in a Musical – Rob Howell
Best Lighting Design – Hugh Vanstone
Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Daniel Frederiksen
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Elise McCann

Full nomination details can be found here.

The 16th Annual Helpmann Award winners will be announced at a ceremony on Monday 25th July at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, on the set of Singin’ in the Rain. More details here.

Tickets are available for the ceremony from Ticketmaster.

The 2016 Helpmann Awards will be broadcast live on Foxtel Arts and webcast free via www.foxtelarts.com.au.

Congratulations to all at Matilda The Musical in Australia!

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Matilda The Musical is currently on at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre, but must leave in November to start a run in Brisbane, before heading to Perth in February 2017. For tickets and information pop over to www.matildathemusical.com.

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