Inspired by our adoption of Stage One as the charity for the 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards, we’re declaring this the “Year of the Producer” on Whatsonstage.com, and are running a 12-month editorial series of interviews, blogs and other features to give theatregoers a greater understanding of the crucial role of the producer and an insight into the people who put on the shows they love.

And when it comes to commercial theatre producers, they don't come much bigger than Bill Kenwright. At the recent Whatsonstage.com Awards, he gave us an exclusive interview during which he talked about his recent projects (including The Wizard of Oz and Three Days in May, both award winners on the night) and revealed details of several forthcoming projects...

- Bill Kenwright was speaking to Joe Pike