5th Helpmann Awards
The 5th Annual Helpmann Awards for live performance in Australia were held on 8 August 2005 at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney.
|5th Helpmann Awards|
The Sapphires by Tony Briggs, produced by Melbourne Theatre Company, was named Best Play and Best New Australian Work. The Australian production of Broadway musical The Producers received five awards including Best Musical. State Opera of South Australia's season of Wagner's Ring Cycle received ten awards including Best Opera and Best Special Event.
Winners and nominees
In the following tables, winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface. The nominees are those which are listed below the winner and not in boldface.
|Best Play||Best Direction of a Play|
|Best Female Actor in a Play||Best Male Actor in a Play|
|Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play||Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play|
Opera and Classical Music
|Best Opera||Best Direction of an Opera|
|Best Female Performer in an Opera||Best Male Performer in an Opera|
|Best Female Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera||Best Male Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera|
|Best Classical Concert Presentation||Best Performance in a Classical Concert|
Dance and Physical Theatre
|Best Ballet or Dance Work||Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production|
|Best Choreography in a Ballet or Dance Work|
|Best Female Dancer in a Ballet or Dance Work||Best Male Dancer in a Ballet or Dance Work|
|Best Australian Contemporary Concert||Best Performance in an Australian Contemporary Concert|
|Best Contemporary Music Festival||Best International Contemporary Music Concert|
|Best Presentation for Children||Best Special Event|
|Best New Australian Work|
|Best Original Score||Best Music Direction|
|Best Scenic Design||Best Costume Design|
|Best Lighting Design||Best Sound Design|
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