Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Musical

The Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Musical is a musical award, presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at the annual Helpmann Awards since 2001.[1] This is a list of winners and nominations for the Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Musical.

Helpmann Award for
Best Female Actor in a Musical
Awarded forBest Female Actor in a Musical
Presented byLive Performance Australia
Currently held byUrsula Yovich for Barbara and the Camp Dogs (2019)

Winners and nomineesEdit

   Winners are listed first and marked in a separate colour.


Year Actor Production Character(s)
Sharon Millerchip Chicago Velma Kelly
Chrissy Amphlett The Boy from Oz Judy Garland
Lisa McCune The Sound of Music Maria Rainer
Leonie Page Jolson Ruby Keeler
Judi Connelli Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Mrs. Lovett
Deborah Conway Always... Patsy Cline Patsy Cline
Lara Mulcahy Mamma Mia! Rosie
Pamela Rabe The Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch of the West
Tamsin Carroll Oliver! Nancy
Lisa McCune Cabaret Sally Bowles
Caroline O'Connor Man of La Mancha Aldonza
Marina Prior The Witches of Eastwick Jane Smart
Kate Hoolihan We Will Rock You Scaramouche
MaryAnne McCormack The Full Monty Georgie Bukatinsky
Ursula Yovich The Threepenny Opera Polly Peachum
Buyisile Zama The Lion King Rafiki
Chloe Dallimore The Producers Ulla
Bridget Boyle The Venetian Twins Beatrice
Emma Matthews The Mikado Yum-Yum
Lisa McCune Urinetown Hope Cladwell
Tamsin Carroll Dusty – The Original Pop Diva Dusty Springfield
Magda Szubanski The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee William Barfee
Marina Prior The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Rona Lisa Peretti
Amanda Harrison Leader of the Pack Ellie Greenwich
Laurie Cadevida Miss Saigon Kim
Chrissy Amphlett The Boy from Oz Judy Garland
Sharon Millerchip Pippin Catherine
Silvie Paladino Sideshow Alley Rita
Genevieve Lemon Billy Elliot the Musical Mrs Wilkinson
Ana Marina The Phantom of the Opera Christine Daaé
Sharon Millerchip Sweet Charity Charity Hope Valentine
Marina Prior Guys and Dolls Miss Adelaide
Sharon Millerchip Chicago Roxanne "Roxie" Hart
Amanda Harrison Wicked Elphaba
Lucy Durack Wicked Glinda
Lucinda Shaw Monty Python's Spamalot Lady of the Lake


Year Actor Production Character(s)
Michala Banas Avenue Q Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut
Delia Hannah Cats Grizabella
Ursula Yovich The Wizard Of Oz Dorothy Gale
Christie Whelan The Drowsy Chaperone Janet van de Graaff
Verity Hunt-Ballard Mary Poppins Mary Poppins
Jemma Rix Wicked Elphaba
Jaz Flowers Hairspray Tracy Turnblad
Lucy Maunder Doctor Zhivago Lara
Pamela Rabe Grey Gardens Edith Bouvier Beale and "Little" Edie
Anita Louise Combe A Chorus Line Cassie
Amanda Harrison An Officer and a Gentleman Paula Pokrifki
Amy Lehpamer Rock of Ages Sherrie Christian
Lucy Durack Legally Blonde Elle Woods
Chloe Dallimore The Addams Family Morticia Addams
Esther Hannaford King Kong Ann Darrow
Silvie Paladino Chess Florence Vassey
Verity Hunt-Ballard Sweet Charity Charity
Lisa McCune The King and I Anna Leonowens
Caroline O'Connor Gypsy Rose
Phoebe Panaretos Strictly Ballroom: The Musical Fran
Caroline O'Connor Anything Goes Reno Sweeney
Patrice Tipoki Les Misérables Fantine
Helen Dallimore Blood Brothers Mrs Johnstone
Madeleine Jones Once Girl
Molly Barwick, Dusty Bursill, Tiana Mirra, Alannah Parfett, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin, Bella Thomas and Ingrid Torelli Matilda the Musical Matilda Wormwood
Amy Lehpamer The Sound of Music Maria Rainer
Antoinette Halloran Sweeney Todd Mrs Lovett
Esther Hannaford Little Shop of Horrors Audrey
Anna O'Byrne My Fair Lady Eliza Doolittle
Amy Lehpamer Dusty Dusty Springfield
Zahra Newman The Book of Mormon Nabulungi
Sophie Wright Kinky Boots Lauren
Esther Hannaford Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Carole King
Natalie O'Donnell Mamma Mia! Donna Sheridan
Marina Prior Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical Polly and Mary Douvan
Maggie McKenna Muriel's Wedding Muriel Heslop
Ursula Yovich Barbara and the Camp Dogs Barbara
Luisa Scrofani In the Heights Nina
Tina Arena Evita Eva Peron
Natalie Abbott Muriel's Wedding the Musical Muriel Heslop

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "About". Helpmann Awards. Live Performance Australia. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Nominees". Helpmann Awards. Live Performance Australia. Archived from the original on 6 December 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Pandora Archive 2001 Helpmann Awards Nominees". Australian Entertainment Industry Association (AEIA). Pandora Archive. Archived from the original on 18 July 2003. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
  4. ^ "2019 Nominees and Winners | Helpmann Awards". Retrieved 17 July 2019.

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