Winners of Helpmann Awards night one

WINNERS IN ACT I OF THE 2018 HELPMANN AWARDS

* Best Male Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera - Kanen Breen for Coronation of Poppea.

* Best Female Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera - Lorina Gore for Hamlet.

* Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play - Mitchell Butel for Mr Burns, A Post-Electric Play.

* Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play - Anita Hegh for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.

* Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical - Mat Verevis for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

* Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical - Amy Lehpamer for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

* Best Costume Design - Gabriela Tylesova for Muriel's Wedding The Musical.

* Best Scenic Design - Jacob Nash for Bennelong.

* Best Lighting Design - Nick Schlieper for Bennelong.

* Best Sound Design - Michael Waters for Dream Lover.

* Best Music Direction - Isaac Hayward for Muriel's Wedding The Musical.

* Best Original Score - Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall for Muriel's Wedding The Musical.

* Best Special Event - Taylor Mac: A 24 Decade History of Popular Music.

* Best Presentation for Children - Emil and the Detectives by Slingsby.

* Best Regional Touring Production - OUR Land People Stories by Bangarra Dance Theatre.

* Best Choreography in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production - Stephen Page for Bennelong.

* Best Choreography in a Musical - Andrew Hallsworth for Muriel's Wedding The Musical.

* Best Direction of a Play - Sarah Goodes for The Children.

* Best Direction of an Opera - Neil Armfield for Hamlet.

* Best Direction of a Musical - Marc Bruni for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.