Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The 2011 Robert Helpmann Awards

Marina Prior

So You Think You Can Dance judge Jason Coleman

To the Sydney Opera House for the Helpmann Awards, recognition for local theatre, musical theatre, opera, dance and music.          

Geoffrey Rush at the Helpmanns
Barry Otto adores his daughters-Miranda Otto & Gracie

The new musical Mary Poppins picked up the most awards including best musical, Stephen Mear and Mathew Bourne for best choreography, Richard Eyre and Matthew Bourne-direction, Philip Quast for best supporting actor, best actress for Verity Hunt-Ballard and best actor for Matt Lee.

Our favourite Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush picked up best actor in a play for  The Diary of a Madman which also earned Rush's great pal Neil Armfield the best director award and best original score for Alan John.

Cate Blanchett won best actress in a play for her role in Uncle Vanya produced by the Sydney Theatre Company.

International acts who won awards for their appearances in Australia-Leonard Cohen and Sir Simon Rattle and the

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's for their performances at Sydney Opera House and the Perth Concert Hall.

Rock of Ages cast Melanie Hawkins Michael Falzon and Ellen Sutton


Aussie actress and model, gorgeous Cheyenne Tozzi (left) was out in New York last week at a screening of  "The Whistleblower" at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, hosted by The Cinema Society and DeLeon.

pic by Patrick McMullan  www.patrickmcmullan.com