The stars really were out in force last night for the 13th annual Whatsonstage.com Awards Concert at the Palace Theatre.

Attended by a host of big names from the past year in theatre, including winners Danny Boyle, Rupert Everett, Sheridan Smith, Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton Tim Minchin and Melanie C, the Concert provided the voting public with the chance to rub shoulders with their winners.

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Hosted in emphatic fashion by Rufus Hound and Mel Giedroyc, there were performances from shows including Top Hat, Spamalot, Taboo, Soho Cinders and The Bodyguard, as well as Smith, Minchin, Mel C and David Bedella (among many others).

All photos by Peter Gibbons

Tim Minchin performing "Heaven on Their Minds"
Melanie C performing "I Don't Know How to Love Him"
Hosts Rufus Hound & Mel Giedroyc Rufus scales a ladder
Imelda Staunton Michael Ball
Soho Cinders' Beverly Rudd & Suzie Chard
The cast of Taboo
Sam Buttery Boy George (above), Ramin Karimloo (below)
Danny Boyle and the Olympics team
Rufus with Peter Wilson's gold medal Will Young
Sheridan Smith performs "Stagey and Proud" Top Hat's Gavin Lee & Kristen Beth Williams
Wicked's Gina Beck & Louise Dearman perform "Let Me Be Your Star"
David Bedella & Dreamgirls' company
The Bodyguard's Heather Headley
The cast of The Bodyguard


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