Helpmann Award for Best Choreography in a Musical

The Helpmann Award for Best Choreography in a Musical is a musical award, presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at the annual Helpmann Awards since 2001.[1] This is a list of winners and nominations for the Helpmann Award for Best Choreography in a Musical.

Helpmann Award for
Best Choreography in a Musical
Awarded forBest Choreography in a Musical
Presented byLive Performance Australia
Currently held byJerry Mitchell for Kinky Boots (2017)

Winners and nominees

   Winners are listed first and marked in a separate colour.


Year Choreographer(s) Production
Ann Reinking Chicago
Anthony Van Laast The Boy from Oz
Kelley Abbey Fame
Stephen Page The Sunshine Club
David Atkins Singin' in the Rain
Tony Bartuccio The Pirates of Penzance
Kim Gavin Oh! What a Night
Anthony Van Laast Mamma Mia!
Cynthia Onrubia and Rob Marshall Cabaret
Kelley Abbey Footloose
Geoff Garratt and Matthew Bourne Oliver!
Stephen Mear and Bob Avian The Witches of Eastwick
Garth Fagan The Lion King
Kim Gavin Oh! What A Night
Jerry Mitchell The Full Monty
Arlene Phillips We Will Rock You
Susan Stroman The Producers
Ross Coleman Urinetown
Paul Mercurio Annie Get Your Gun
Arlene Phillips Saturday Night Fever
Ross Coleman Dusty – The Original Pop Diva
Ross Coleman The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Andrew Hallsworth Leader of the Pack
Andrew Hallsworth Menopause The Musical
Kelley Abbey and Kenny Ortega The Boy from Oz
Geoffrey Garratt and Bob Avian Miss Saigon
Ross Coleman Pippin
Ross Coleman Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Peter Darling Billy Elliot the Musical
Rob Ashford Guys and Dolls
Ross Coleman Sweet Charity
Ross Coleman Shout! The Legend Of The Wild One
Wayne Cilento Wicked
Gideon Obarzanek Shane Warne: The Musical
Jo Stone Metro Street
Nathan M. Wright Gutenberg! The Musical!


Year Choreographer(s) Production
Kelley Abbey Fame
Andrew Hallsworth The Drowsy Chaperone
Sergio Trujillo Jersey Boys
Nathan M. Wright Avenue Q
Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear Mary Poppins
Jason Coleman Hairspray
Kelly Devine Dr Zhivago
Graeme Murphy Love Never Dies
Kelly Devine Rock of Ages
Kelly Aykers Annie
Michael Bennett A Chorus Line
Andrew Hallsworth An Officer and a Gentleman
Jerry Mitchell Legally Blonde
Sergio Trujillo The Addams Family
Christopher Gattelli South Pacific
Tony Bartuccio Chess
Andrew Hallsworth Sweet Charity
John O'Connell Strictly Ballroom The Musical
David Atkins and Dein Perry Hot Shoe Shuffle
Susan Kikuchi The King and I
Andrew Hallsworth Anything Goes
Michael Ashcraft and Geoffrey Garratt Les Misérables
Steven Hoggett Once
Kate Champion and Michelle Lynch Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage
Peter Darling Matilda the Musical
Andrew Hallsworth Little Shop of Horrors
Arlene Phillips The Sound of Music
Andrew Wright Singin' in the Rain
Jerry Mitchell Kinky Boots
Christopher Gattelli My Fair Lady
Casey Nicholaw Aladdin
Casey Nicholaw The Book of Mormon
Tom Hodgson Mamma Mia!
Karen Bruce The Bodyguard
Josh Prince Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Andrew Hallsworth Muriel's Wedding
Malik Le Nost and Mitchell Woodcock Saturday Night Fever
Amy Campbell In the Heights
Joshua Bergasse Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Julio Monge Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: West Side Story

See also


  1. "About". Helpmann Awards. Live Performance Australia. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  2. "Nominees". Helpmann Awards. Live Performance Australia. Archived from the original on 6 December 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  3. "Pandora Archive 2001 Helpmann Awards Nominees". Australian Entertainment Industry Association (AEIA). Pandora Archive. Archived from the original on 18 July 2003. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  4. "2019 Nominees and Winners | Helpmann Awards". Retrieved 17 July 2019.
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