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Final performers, hosts and presenters announced for 18th Annual Helpmann Awards

Final performers, hosts and presenters announced for 18th Annual Helpmann Awards
July 10, 2018

Brisbane band Sheppard, music writer Glenn A Baker, singer Christine Anu and comedian Anne Edmonds have all been added to the line-up for Helpmann Awards Act II on Monday 16th July at the Capitol Theatre Sydney.

International pop sensation Sheppard will perform their new single ‘Coming Home’ prior to embarking on a national tour, Glenn A Baker and Anne Edmonds will join the illustrious list of hosts for the evening that include David Campbell, Tony Sheldon, Jacqueline Dark and Rafael Bonachela.

Other newly announced presenters for Helpmann Awards Act II include ballet royalty Marilyn Rowe and David McAllister, actor Charles Wu, Michael Lynch, NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin, Graeme Russell and musical theatre star Amy Lehpamer. 

Newly announced performers to be included in the nights entertainment include actor Maggie Dence and the SSO’s concert production of Funny Girl will now also include Broadway and West End star Caroline O’Connor and the inimitable Trevor Ashley.

Special guest presenters also announced today for the Helpmann Awards Act I on Sunday 15th July at Sydney Town Hall, are actor Mitchell Butel, director Neil Armfield, musical theatre stars Verity Hunt Ballard, Matt Lee and Sharon Millerchip, choreographer Kelley Abbey, actor Peter Carroll and musical directors Vanessa Scammell and Max Lambert.

They will join hosts Rhoda Roberts and Michael Lynch.

The Helpmann Awards Act II will broadcast from the Capitol Theatre on ABC on Monday 16th July at 9.35pm. Highlights from the previous night, Act I, will also be part of the broadcast.

The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia’s vibrant live performance industry. The Awards recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia’s live performance sectors including musicals, contemporary music, comedy, opera and classical music, theatre, ballet, dance and physical theatre, presentations for children, regional touring and cabaret.

Click here to view the full list of Helpmann Award nominations.

Main image: The Capitol Theatre Sydney.

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