Amongst some of the stage stars who were in attendance at yesterday’s launch party for the 2005/6 Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Awards, held at Planet Hollywood, were: Alan Rickman, Jane Krakowski, Jenna Russell, Suranne Jones, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Daldry, Sheila Hancock, Haydn Gwynne, Tim Healy, Anthony Head, Gary Kemp, David Soul, Lesley Manville, John Gordon Sinclair, Claire Price, Rosemary Ashe, Amanda Drew, Peter Wight, Charlotte Emmerson, Una Stubbs, Jefferson Mays, Martyn Ellis, Rolf Saxon, Clint Dyer, Saskia Reeves, Jenny Agutter, Michelle Ryan, Toby Young, Rhashan Stone, Olivia Williams, Charlotte Randle, Daniel Kramer, Earl Carpenter, Clint Dyer, Joseph Millson, Rebecca Johnson, Giles Terera, Jason Pennycooke, Laura Wade, Roger Lloyd Pack, Joe Caffrey, Robert Delamere, Sara Crowe, Scarlet Strallen, Sean Foley, Tamara Harvey, Peter Quilter, Lucy Bailey, Ian Gelder, Alistair Petrie, Richard Baron, Melly Still, Amelia Bullmore, Packy Lee, Andrea Riseborough, Mike Bradwell, David Lan, Sally Ann Triplett, Guy Henry, Alan Cox, Tim Fountain, Helen Cooper, Josh Cohen, Golda Roshuevel, Tim Supple, Susan Tracy, Derbhle Crotty and Charles Aitken.

This year’s awards sponsors are: playscript publisher Samuel French Ltd, leading West End bar and restaurant Planet Hollywood, Britain’s largest short break operator Superbreak, arts marketing solution provider London Calling and the capital magazine Ms London.

- by Terri Paddock


To view more photos from the day, click on the following links:

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    AND…

  • For the full shortlists & further analysis, click here
  • For guest speaker highlights, click here
  • For the complete texts of Rosemary Squire & David Haig’s speeches, click here
  • For your chance to vote in this year’s awards, click here


    MORE PHOTOS FROM THE LAUNCH PARTY:

    Presenter & Best Supporting Actor in a Musical nominee David Haig
    Guys & Dolls Jenna Russell & Jane Krakowski, both up for Best Actress in a Musical
    Gary Kemp, up for Best Supporting Actor for The Rubenstein Kiss
    Michelle Ryan, who appeared in Best New Comedy contender Who’s the Daddy?
    The Right Size’s Sean Foley speaking to Madeleine & Andrew Lloyd Webber