September 07, 2010 06:40:53 GMT
In addition, Pink also pushes aside AC/DC and George Michael to take home the top honor at the Sydney Opera House gala.
Pop star Pink's record-breaking 2009 concert tour of Australia has been rewarded - the "Trouble" hitmaker landed a prestigious Helpmann Award for Best International Concert on Monday, September 6. Pink beat AC/DC, Beyonce Knowles and George Michael to take home the top honor at the Sydney Opera House gala.
Other winners at the event, held to salute live performance, included Wil Anderson (Best Comedy Performer), "Jersey Boys" (Best Musical) and actor Ewen Leslie for his portrayal of "Richard III" in a Melbourne Theater Company production.
The night's big surprise came when Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush lost out to "Avenue Q" 's Mitchell Butel for the Best Male Actor in a Musical category. "The Pirates of the Caribbean" star was a pre-show favorite.