The nominees in the 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards will be announced today (2 December) during a star-studded Launch Party at Café de Paris, in the heart of the West End.

Shayne Ward, Richard Fleeshman and “the Beatles” will help kick things off in style by performing at the event, while Meera Syal, Nigel Lindsay and Jemima Rooper will help us read out the shortlists.

Other special guests will include actor Malcolm Sinclair, president of Equity, a sponsor of the Awards, and Matilda star Bertie Carvel, who will draw the raffle on behalf of this year’s adopted charity Stage One, which is dedicated to developing the producers of the future.

Among those expected to attend today are: Tim Minchin, Sheridan Smith, Niamh Cusack, Bryony Hannah, Kimberley Walsh, Charles Edwards, Oliver Chris, Clare Foster, Emma Williams, Sarah Lancashire, Oliver Tompsett, Reece Shearsmith, Sean Palmer, Hannah Waddingham, Harriet Thorpe, Ben Goddard, Nigel Harman, Simon Lipkin, Kerry Ellis, Ruby Wax, Stephanie Street, Alex Gaumond and Danielle Hope.

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For further information about the Whatsonstage.com Awards, visit Whatsonstage.com/Awards


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