The WhatsOnStage Awards launch took place in central London today, with the shortlist of nominees announced.

Trevor Dion Nicholas hosted the launch which marked the opening of the voting process.

Nominees include Ria Jones, Danny Mac, Andrew Scott, David Tennant, Bat Out of Hell, Follies, Angels in America and more. Read the full list of nominees here.

Stars turned up to watch Nicholas host the nominations announcement and Dan Gillespie Sells perform a piano rendition of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the title song from his new musical.

The winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 25 February 2018. The public can buy tickets to attend the awards.

Read the full list of nominees here.

Vote for the winners of the 18th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards