With over 80,000 theatregoer submissions, narrowing down nominations to five in each Awards category was extremely difficult. Here are some of the other performers and productions that theatregoers loved this past year - and nominated in scores over the past month
Listen to two new songs that have been released from Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson's The Light Princess, currently running at the NT Lyttelton
The 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards Launch Party, when the full shortlists are announced and voting opened, takes place today (6 December 2013) at London's Cafe de Paris. Tune in from mid-day for all the star-studded action
Broadway star Eden Espinosa kicks off the WhatsOnStage Awards Launch Party this Friday 6 December with a performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein "There's Music in You". The song, which features in the current Broadway production of R&H's Cinderella, has been specially chosen as a tribute to the West End musical nominees gathered in the room. Espinosa is in London this month to headline the Christmas in New York concert at the Palace Theatre on 9 December. Here, she runs us through her other favourite R&H showtunes
Previous winners of the WhatsOnStage Award for Theatre Event of the Year include Les Miserables' 25th Anniversary Concert and last year's Olympics Opening Ceremony. With nominations open until the end of November, we look at what could be in the running this year.
West End Producer is the anonymous Twitter sensation whose hilarious and unfailingly accurate barbs satirising and celebrating the theatre industry have won him a devoted following. Here, he tells us about his new book, which is out on Thursday.
In an emotional speech at the Evening Standard Awards, Maggie Smith said she would "love" to return the stage, but is unsure of the right role. Here are some suggestions...
Miss the recent Arts Council seminar debating the economic arguments for arts in the UK? Fear not, you can watch it now
The National Theatre, which celebrated its 50th anniversary with a star-studded gala on Saturday, has 'always been about who works here', said artistic director Nicholas Hytner in his programme introduction
Ahead of panto season, we take a look at ten of the celebrities that will be appearing across the country this Christmas for your delectation