Live Performance Australia™ (LPA) announced on Friday, that Liza McLean will be the Executive Producer of the Helpmann Awards® in 2013.

Handing over the reigns, current Executive Producer Jon Nicolls said “I am very happy that Liza McLean has agreed to be the next Executive Producer. Liza and I have worked very closely over the past three years and her knowledge of HAAC and the fact that she is an experienced Producer will mean that the transition will be easy. I wish her every success and hope she has as much fun and excitement as I have enjoyed over the past seven years”.

McLean is no stranger to the industry and the Helpmann's. Her resume includes production credits such as: Richard III starring Kevin Spacey, Waiting for Godot starring Sir Ian McKellen, The Graduate starring Jerry Hall, as well as The 39 Steps, winner of a Helpmann Award® itself.

The 2012 Helpmann Awards® will be given out tonight at the Sydney Opera House. You can catch the full broadcast tomorrow evening at 8.30pm, on STUDIO – channel 132 on Foxtel.