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The Helpmann Award for Best Direction of a Musical is a musical award, presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at the annual Helpmann Awards since 2001.[1] In the following list winners are listed first and marked in gold, in boldface, and the nominees are listed below with no highlight.

Winners and nominees[edit]

   Winners are listed first and marked in a separate colour, in boldface.
Year Director(s) Production
2001
(1st)
Gale Edwards The Boy from Oz
Nigel Jamieson The Theft of Sita
Richard Wherrett Shout! The Legend of the Wild One
Simon Phillips Company
2002
(2nd)
Gale Edwards Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
David Atkins Singin' in the Rain
Phyllida Lloyd Mamma Mia!
Graeme Murphy Tivoli
2003
(3rd)
B.T. McNicholl (Direction in Australia) and Sam Mendes (Originating director) Cabaret
Graham Gill (Direction in Australia) and Sam Mendes (Originating director) Oliver!
James Powell The Witches of Eastwick
Nadia Tass The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2004
(4th)
Julie Taymor The Lion King
Dean Bryant The Last Five Years
Ben Elton We Will Rock You
Jack O'Brien (Originating Director). Recreated by Matt August The Full Monty
2005
(5th)
Susan Stroman The Producers
Stuart Maunder H.M.S. Pinafore and Trial by Jury
Simon Phillips Urinetown
Robert Wilson The Black Rider
2006
(6th)
Simon Phillips The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Stuart Maunder Dusty – The Original Pop Diva
Robyn Nevin Summer Rain
Gary Young Menopause The Musical
2007
(7th)
Neil Armfield Keating!
Laurence Connor Miss Saigon
Craig llott Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Simon Phillips Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
2008
(8th)
Stephen Daldry (with Julian Webber) Billy Elliot the Musical
Gale Edwards Company
Michael Grandage and Jamie Lloyd Guys and Dolls
Roger Hodgman Little Me
2009
(9th)
Lisa Leguillou Wicked
Geordie Brookman Metro Street
Neil Gooding Gutenberg! The Musical!
Stuart Maunder My Fair Lady
2010
(10th)
Jonathan Biggins Avenue Q
Des McAnuff Jersey Boys
Rosemary Myers The Wizard of Oz
Simon Phillips The Drowsy Chaperone
2011
(11th)
Richard Eyre and Matthew Bourne Mary Poppins
David Atkins Hairspray
Des McAnuff Dr Zhivago
Simon Phillips Love Never Dies
2012
(12th)
Roger Hodgman Grey Gardens
Michael Bennett A Chorus Line
Kristin Hanggi Rock of Ages
Simon Phillips An Officer and a Gentleman
2013
(13th)
Jerry Mitchell Legally Blonde
Simon Phillips A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Jerry Zaks The Addams Family
Bartlett Sher South Pacific
2014
(14th)
Dean Bryant Sweet Charity
Baz Luhrmann Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Christopher Renshaw The King and I
Rosemary Myers Pinocchio

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". Helpmann Awards (Live Performance Australia). Retrieved 2011-010-03.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Nominees". Helpmann Awards (Live Performance Australia). Retrieved 2011-010-03.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Pandora Archive 2001 Helpmann Awards Nominees". Australian Entertainment Industry Association (AEIA). Pandora Archive. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 

External links[edit]


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