For WOS100 we asked you to name your favourite musical and play of all time. Thousands of you voted and now, in the first article announcing the results, we take a look at the Top 100 musicals of all time, starting by counting down your top 10.

Where did your favourite musical end up? Let us know in the comments below.




10. Sweeney Todd


Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Sweeney Todd
Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Sweeney Todd
© Tristram Kenton


9. Rent


The cast of Rent on Broadway
The cast of Rent on Broadway


8. Miss Saigon



© Roy Beusker


7. Matilda


Matilda
Matilda


6. The Book of Mormon


The cast of Book of Mormon
The cast of Book of Mormon
© Johan Persson


5. Blood Brothers


Melanie Chisholm in Blood Brothers
Melanie Chisholm in Blood Brothers


4. West Side Story


West Side Story
West Side Story


3. The Phantom of the Opera


Phantom of the Opera
Phantom of the Opera


2. Wicked


Savannah Stevenson (Glinda) and Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba) in Wicked
Savannah Stevenson (Glinda) and Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba) in Wicked


1. Les Miserables


The 2014 cast of Les Miserables
The 2014 cast of Les Miserables
© Michael Le Poer



11-20


Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot
© Alastair Muir


11. Guys & Dolls 12. Priscilla Queen of the Desert 13. Jesus Christ Superstar 14. Once 15. Carousel 16. Cats 17. From Here to Eternity 18. Billy Elliot 19. Cabaret 20. Company


21-30


Jersey Boys stars Edd Post, Jon Boydon, Michael Watson and Matt Nalton
Jersey Boys stars Edd Post, Jon Boydon, Michael Watson and Matt Nalton
© Brinkhoff Mogenburg


21. Hairspray 22. Merrily We Roll Along 23. My Fair Lady 24. Evita 25. Jersey Boys 26. Legally Blonde 27. Sunset Boulevard 28. The Lion King 29. Chess 30. Chicago


31-40


The Regents Park Open Air Theatre production of The Sound of Music
The Regents Park Open Air Theatre production of The Sound of Music
© Johan Persson


31. Gypsy 32. Hair 33. The Sound of Music 34. Spring Awakening 35. Starlight Express 36. Sunday in the Park with George 37. Into the Woods 38. The Producers 39. Top Hat 40. A Chorus Line


41-50


Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo in Love Never Dies
Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo in Love Never Dies


41. A Little Night Music 42. Avenue Q 43. Love Never Dies 44. Mary Poppins 45. Oklahoma 46. Oliver! 47. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 48. Crazy For You 49. Fiddler on the Roof 50. Ghost


51-60


We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You


51. Hello Dolly 52. Kiss Me Kate 53. La Cage Aux Folles 54. Next to Normal 55. Parade 56. Return to the Forbidden Planet 57. Rock of Ages 58. The King & I 59. The Rocky Horror Show 60. We Will Rock You


61-70


Douglas Hodge, Nigel Planer and cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Douglas Hodge, Nigel Planer and cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


61. 42nd Street 62. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 63. The Light Princess 64. Betty Blue Eyes 65. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 66. Jerry Springer - The Opera 67. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 68. London Road 69. Notre Dame Du Paris 70. Ragtime


71-80


Rosanna Hyland and Richard Fleeshman in Urinetown at the St James Theatre
Rosanna Hyland and Richard Fleeshman in Urinetown at the St James Theatre
© Johan Persson


71. Shrek 72. Urinetown 73. Sister Act 74. Anything Goes 75. Sunshine on Leith 76. Singin' in the Rain 77. American Psycho 78. Fame 79. The Commitments 80. Let it Be


81-90


Kim Ismay (Tanya), Dianne Pilkington (Donna) and Jane Milligan (Rosie) in the West End production of Mamma Mia!
Kim Ismay (Tanya), Dianne Pilkington (Donna) and Jane Milligan (Rosie) in the West End production of Mamma Mia!
© Brinkhoff/Moegenburg


81. Mamma Mia! 82. The Lord of the Rings 83. I Can't Sing 84. Newsies 85. Candide 86. Pippin 87. South Pacific 88. Putting it Together 89. Saturday Night Fever 90. The Drowsy Chaperone


91-100


Sam Buttery in ''Taboo
Sam Buttery in ''Taboo


91. Taboo 92. Soul Sister 93. Hedwig and the Angry Inch 94. The Music Man 95. Reefer Madness 96. Tommy 97. The Threepenny Opera 98. Scrooge the Musical 99. Showboat 100. Children of Eden