Sydney’s Capitol Theatre was the venue for this week’s announcement of nominations for the 2012 Helpmann Awards, which honour Australia’s live performance industry, with Simon Bourke acting as MC. The nominations covering 41 categories were announced concurrently in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Teddy Tahu Rhodes, soon to be appearing in South Pacific at the Sydney Opera House, Lucy Maunder and Bobby Fox, were among those famous stage performers reading the names of nominees.
NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, The Hon. George Souris, congratulated the nominees and said Sydney is proud to host this prestigious Australian event for the 12th year in succession.
Minister Souris also announced that Katharine Brisbane AM is the co-recipient of the 2012 JC Williamson Award, awarded to distinguished members of Australia’s live entertainment industry for their extraordinary contribution to the industry. It was announced earlier this year that the late Dr Jimmy Little AO would be a 2012 recipient of this award.
The ceremony for the 2012 Helpmann Awards will be held at Sydney Opera House on 24 September. Sandra T. PHOTO: John Pond ©