Jonathan Biggins to host the 2014 Helpmann Awards

It was announced today that writer, director and performer Jonathan Biggins and the Wharf Revue team will host the 2014 Helpmann Awards ceremony at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney.

Jonathan Biggins
Jonathan Biggins

Set to take place on Monday 18 August, the Helpmann Awards Ceremony will feature a host of performances from some of the biggest shows playing across the country including The King and I, Les Miserables and Strictly Ballroom. The Capitol is currently home to Australia’s revival of The Lion King and the ceremony open with the full version of ‘Circle Of Life’ performed by the Lion King company on their own set.

The 14th annual Helpmann Awards will also include performances from singer Mark Vincent, The Chooky Dancers from Elcho Island, The Zephyr Quartet from Adelaide and Sydney’s Wharf Review.

Opera star Taryn Fiebig will be joined by Dominic Grimshaw to present this year’s In Memoriam.

Jon Nicholls, who stepped down as Executive Producer of the Helpmann Awards in 2012, is back this year for another turn.

“I am so pleased to be back in the harness producing the Helpmann Awards this year, and I am delighted that we have such a star studded line up”, he said. “This is one of the biggest and brightest Helpmann Awards we have yet presented.”

Nominees for the 2014 Helpmann Awards will be announced at nomination events around the country on Monday 14 July.

Tickets for the event are now on sale via Ticketmaster

Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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