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Stage One
Whatsonstage.com Awards 2012

The 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards culminated with our star-studded Awards Concert, hosted by Sheridan Smith, Alan Davies and Jenny Eclair, and held in association with Time Out London, on Sunday 19 February 2012.

In our first webcast of the awards, we streamed three hours of live video from the theatre on the night, including uncut acceptance speeches, hosts banter, a presentation by Michael Ball on behalf of our adopted charity Stage One, and exclusive backstage interviews.

Scroll down for full voting results, photo galleries, press cuttings and much much more. The Awards webcast was brought to you with the help of our Official Video Partner, Kinura.

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Best Actress in a Play


Vanessa Redgrave
Driving Miss Daisy at Wyndham's
28.3%
Eve Best
Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare's Globe
22.8%
Kristin Scott Thomas
Betrayal at the Comedy
18.0%
Ruth Wilson
Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse
11.4%
Samantha Spiro
Chicken Soup with Barley at the Royal Court Downstairs
7.1%
Tamsin Greig
Jumpy at the Royal Court Downstairs
12.4%
   

Best Actor in a Play


James Corden
One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi
31.7%
Benedict Cumberbatch
Frankenstein at the National, Olivier
27.2%
Jude Law
Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse
7.0%
Kevin Spacey
Richard III at the Old Vic
5.8%
David Tennant
Much Ado About Nothing at Wyndham's
22.7%
James Earl Jones
Driving Miss Daisy at Wyndham's
5.5%
   

Best Supporting Actress in a Play


Catherine Tate
Season's Greetings at the National, Lyttelton
36.9%
Bryony Hannah
The Children's Hour at the Comedy
6.2%
Doon Mackichan
Jumpy at the Royal Court Downstairs
4.0%
Jemima Rooper
One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi
16.3%
Niamh Cusack
The Playboy of the Western World at the Old Vic
9.7%
Sheridan Smith
Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
27.0%
   

Best Supporting Actor in a Play


Oliver Chris
One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi
27.9%
Arthur Darvill
Dr Faustus at Shakespeare's Globe
21.1%
Charles Edwards
Twelfth Night at the National, Cottesloe
9.8%
David Hayman
Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse
9.8%
Harry Hadden-Paton
Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
8.8%
Mark Gatiss
Season's Greetings at the National, Lyttelton
22.6%
   

The BABY GRAND Best Actress in a Musical


Amanda Holden
Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
27.9%
Caissie Levy
Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly
16.8%
Clare Foster
Crazy for You at the Open Air & Novello
7.7%
Emma Williams
Love Story at the Duchess
9.2%
Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram Eleanor Worthington Cox & Sophia Kiely
Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
23.6%
Sarah Lancashire
Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello
14.8%
   

The THEATRE TOKENS Best Actor in a Musical


Richard Fleeshman
Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly
25.2%
Bertie Carvel
Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
22.3%
Nigel Lindsay
Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
17.4%
Oliver Tompsett
Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury
15.9%
Reece Shearsmith
Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello
10.0%
Sean Palmer
Crazy for You at the Open Air & Novello
9.1%
   

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical


Hannah Waddingham
The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium
31.1%
Ann Emery
Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello
8.4%
Harriet Thorpe
Crazy for You at the Open Air & Novello
10.0%
Lauren Ward
Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
21.8%
Meow Meow
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Gielgud
8.7%
Sharon D Clarke
Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly
19.9%
   

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical


Nigel Harman
Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
31.4%
Andrew Langtree
Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly
12.9%
Ben Goddard
Million Dollar Quartet at the Noël Coward
8.4%
David Burt
Crazy for You at the Open Air & Novello
8.8%
Paul Kaye
Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
21.5%
Simon Lipkin
Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury
17%
   

The LES MISÉRABLES Best Ensemble Performance


London Road
at the National, Cottesloe
22.5%
Backbeat
at the Duke of York's
15.8%
Richard III & The Comedy of Errors
Propeller at Hampstead
17.4%
Some Like It Hip Hop
Sadler's Wells at the Peacock
13.3%
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
at the Donmar Warehouse
15.0%
Top Girls
at Trafalgar Studios 1
16.1%
   

The JO HUTCHISON INTERNATIONAL Best Solo Performance


Kerry Ellis
Anthems at the Royal Albert Hall
28.7%
Daniel Kitson
It's Always Right Now Until It's Later at the National, Lyttelton
8.3%
John Leguziamo
Ghetto Klown at Charing Cross
8.4%
Ruby Wax
Losing It at the Menier Chocolate Factory & Duchess
20.3%
Simon Callow
Being Shakespeare at Trafalgar Studios 1
26.1%
Stephanie Street
The Nightwatchman at the National, Paintframe
8.2%
   

The SEATLIVE Best Takeover in a Role


Alfie Boe
Les Misérables at the Queen's
23.7%
Alex Gaumond
We Will Rock You at the Dominion
21.8%
Kimberley Walsh
Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
17.3%
Matt Lucas
Les Misérables at the Queen's
18.7%
Susan McFadden
Legally Blonde at the Savoy
12.2%
Tara Fitzgerald
Broken Glass at the Vaudeville
6.2%
   

The NICK HERN BOOKS Best New Play


Three Days in May
by Ben Brown - at Trafalgar Studios 1
27.0%
Belongings
by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm - at Hampstead & Trafalgar Studios 2
10.6%
Collaborators
by John Hodge - at the National, Cottesloe
14.7%
Grief
by Mike Leigh - at the National, Cottesloe
22.8%
Mogadishu
by Vivienne Franzmann - at the Lyric Hammersmith
12.0%
The Heretic
by Richard Bean - at the Royal Court Downstairs
12.8%
   

The EMG Best New Comedy


One Man, Two Guvnors
by Richard Bean - at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi
55.1%
Get Santa!
by Anthony Neilson - at the Royal Court Downstairs
9.2%
Jumpy
by April de Angelis - at the Royal Court Downstairs
7.8%
No Naughty Bits
by Steve Thompson - at Hampstead
10.4%
Potted Panto
by Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner & Richard Hurst - at the Vaudeville
8.3%
The Village Bike
by Penelope Skinner - at the Royal Court Upstairs
9.2%
   

The SEE TICKETS Best New Musical


Matilda the Musical
by
Tim Minchin & Dennis Kelly - at the Cambridge

30.6%

Betty Blue Eyes
by George Stiles, Antony Drewe, Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman - at the Novello

8.8%
Ghost the Musical
by Dave Stewart, Glen Ballard & Bruce Joel Rubin - at the Piccadilly
18.2%
London Road
by Adam Cork & Alecky Blythe - at the National, Cottesloe
8.4%
Rock of Ages
by Chris D'Arienzo - at the Shaftesbury
16.0%
Shrek the Musical
by Jeanine Tesori & David Lindsay-Abaire - at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
18.1%
   

The SAMUEL FRENCH Best Play Revival


Driving Miss Daisy
at Wyndham's

37.6%
Anna Christie
at the Donmar Warehouse
14.1%
Chicken Soup with Barley
at the Royal Court Downstairs
10.9%
Ecstasy
at Hampstead & the Duchess
9.7%
Flare Path
at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
18.4%
Saved
at the Lyric Hammersmith
9.3%
   

The RADISSON EDWARDIAN Best Musical Revival


The Wizard of Oz
at the London Palladium
44.8%
Crazy for You
at the Open Air & Novello
18.7%
Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be
at the Union
4.5%
Parade
at the Southwark Playhouse
8.8%
Ragtime
at the Landor
6.9%
South Pacific
at the Barbican
16.2%
   

Best Shakespearean Production


Much Ado About Nothing
at Wyndham's
26.8%
Hamlet
at the Young Vic
18.4%
King Lear
at Donmar Warehouse
9.4%
Much Ado About Nothing
at Shakespeare’s Globe
22.6%
Richard III
at the Old Vic
13.1%
The Tempest
at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
9.7%
   

The OAKLEY CAPITAL Best Director


Danny Boyle
Frankenstein at the National, Olivier
27.2%
Josie Rourke
Much Ado About Nothing at Wyndham's
14.3%
Matthew Warchus
Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly & Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
22.9%
Michael Grandage
King Lear & Luise Miller at the Donmar Warehouse
6.2%
Nicholas Hytner
One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Lyttleton & Adelphi
19.8%
Trevor Nunn
Flare Path & Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
9.7%
   

Best Set Designer


Rob Howell
Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly & Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
30.2%
Mark Tildesley
Frankenstein at the National, Olivier
22.9%
Jon Bausor
Lord of the Flies at the Open Air
7.6%
Miriam Buether
Decade at St Katharine's Docks
4.8%
Paul Wills
Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse
7.5%
Robert Jones
The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium
27.0%
   

The WHITE LIGHT Best Lighting Designer


Hugh Vanstone
Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly
35.8%
Bruno Poet
Frankenstein at the National, Olivier
29.9%
Mark Henderson
The Kitchen, 13 & Emperor & Galilean at the National, Lyttelton
9.2%
Paule Constable
Luise Miller at the Donmar Warehouse
5.4%
Neil Austin
Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello
13.4%
Oliver Fenwick
My City at the Almeida
6.4%
   

Best Choreographer


Peter Darling
Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
29.9%
Aline David
The Kitchen at the National, Olivier
6.4%
Ashley Wallen
Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly
17.0%
Kate Prince
Some Like It Hip Hop at the Peacock
10.3%
Kelly Devine
Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury
20.0%
Stephen Mear
Crazy for You at the Open Air & Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello
16.4%
   

The DEWYNTERS London Newcomer of the Year


Tim Minchin
Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
34.6%
Danielle Hope
The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium
22.0%
Johnny Flynn
The Heretic at the Royal Court Downstairs
4.6%
Kara Tointon
Pygmalion at the Garrick
13.9%
Kyle Soller
The Glass Menagerie & Government Inspector at the Young Vic & The Faith Machine at the Royal Court Downstairs
6.0%
Shayne Ward
Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury
18.9%
   

The TIME OUT Best Off-West End Production


The Riots
at the Tricycle
24.0%
Accolade
at the Finborough
7.5%
Realism
at Soho
13.4%
The Animals & Children Took to the Streets
at the Battersea Arts Centre
17.8%
The Belle's Stratagem
at Southwark Playhouse
15.5%
Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story
at the Tristan Bates & Charing Cross
21.8%
   

The LUCKINGS Best Regional Production


Sweeney Todd
at Chichester Festival
49.3%
20th Century Boy
at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
7.6%
Love, Love, Love
at the Drum Theatre, Plymouth & on tour
8.6%
Macbeth
at the Liverpool Everyman
15.1%
Othello
at the Sheffield Crucible
11.3%
The Go Between
at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Derby LIVE and Royal & Derngate Northampton
8.2%
   

The EQUITY Best West End Show


War Horse 25.9%
Wicked 24.6%
Les Miserables 15.6%
Jersey Boys 8.3%
The Phantom of the Opera 9.7%
We Will Rock You 15.9%
   

The AKA Theatre Event of the Year


David Tennant & Catherine Tate reuniting on stage
in Much Ado About Nothing

30.2%
Headlong's commemoration of 9/11 with Decade, written by 18 authors & staged in a disused office block at St Katharine's Dock 2.6%
Michael Sheen & Bill Mitchell's National Theatre of Wales staging of The Passion on the streets of Port Talbot 7.3%
The Bush Theatre's 24-hour cycle of 66 Books, in response to the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, to open its new Shepherd's Bush Library home 3.3%
The Phantom of the Opera's 25th anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall & screened to cinemas worldwide 24.3%

The Royal Shakespeare Company's 50th anniversary season & reopening of the Royal Shakespeare & Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon

7.7%
Danny Boyle's return to the stage with Frankenstein and his alternate casting of Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in the leads 14.8%
Duckie's Lullaby, the Barbican's first-ever sleepover show 1.0%
The National's opening of its Paintframe as a one-off performance space 1.2%
Benefit concert to rescue Dress Circle 7.6%
 


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The results of the 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards are announced this evening during a special concert at the Prince of Wales Theatre, attended by winners, nominees and a plethora of special guests.

Below is a selection of arrivals pictures from our photographer Dan Wooller, who will be uploading them live on the night.

TO SCROLL THROUGH ALL OF THE WHATSONSTAGE.COM AWARDS ARRIVALS PHOTOS,
JUST CLICK ON THE "NEXT >" LINKS BELOW THE FOLLOWING FRAME.
PHOTOS BY DAN WOOLLER FOR WHATSONSTAGE.COM.