THIS year’s Helpmann Award nominations have been announced with a number of the nominees featuring a Perth connection.
Individual cast members from Les Miserables, many of them WAAPA graduates, were singled out for individual awards including Patrice Tipoki, Simon Gleeson and Kerrie Anne Greenland.
The production is also up for Best Musical alongside Once, Anything Goes and Dirty Dancing, which opens at Crown Theatre Perth in August..
Other nominations included Perth choreographer Rachel Arianne Ogle for dance work Precipice and WASO conductor Asher Fisch for WASO’s Beethoven Festival.
The Best Special Event Helpmann award was presented to The Incredible and Phenomenal Journey of The Giants to the Streets of Perth by Royal de Luxe, which opened the 2015 Perth International Arts Festival.
The winners will be announced on July 27 at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney.