Stars Celebrate Australian Stage Success at the Helpmann Awards
Last night's Helpmann Awards drew Australia's top players in theatre and the arts to the Sydney Opera House. Eddie Perfect and Christie Whelan Browne hosted the glamorous event, which handed out 43 awards. A brunette Lucy Durack won best female actor in a musical for her role as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde: The Musical, which went on to pick up another four awards, including best musical. The Sydney Theatre Company's production of Secret River was the night's biggest winner, with six honours, while Melbourne's new stage extravaganza King Kong took home five awards in design categories. Stars such as Sarah Murdoch, Baz Luhrmann, Hugh Sheridan and Elizabeth Debicki were also on hand to present some of the awards. Click through for all the red carpet snaps — you can find the full list of winners here.