The 2013 Whatsonstage.com Awards launched on Friday (7 December 2012) with a star-studded party at Cafe de Paris. You may have already seen our gallery of pictures from the press room, but here are a few more shots to give you a flavour of the event.

All photos by Peter Gibbons and Krishanthi Williams

Whatsonstage.com Awards Launch 2013
Preparations for the American Idiot performance (photo: Krishanthi Williams)


Whatsonstage.com Awards Launch 2013
Members of InterAct - this year's adopted charity (photo: Krishanthi Williams)


Whatsonstage.com Awards Launch 2013
Best Newcomer nominee Will Young (photo: Peter Gibbons)


Whatsonstage.com Awards Launch 2013
Henry Goodman (photo: Krishanthi Williams)


Whatsonstage.com Awards Launch 2013
Soho Cinders stars Beverly Rudd, Michael Xavier & Raj Ghatak (photo: Krishanthi Williams)


Whatsonstage.com Awards Launch 2013
Guests gather to hear to shortlists (photo: Krishanthi Williams)


Whatsonstage.com Awards Launch 2013
Alistair McGowan with Whatsonstage.com's Terri Paddock (photo: Peter Gibbons)


Whatsonstage.com Awards Launch 2013
Nominee Sam Buttery (photo: Peter Gibbons)

Whatsonstage.com Awards Launch 2013
The 'Christmas quartet' - Zizi Strallen, Iwan Lewis, Stuart Matthew Price and Niamh Perry (photo: Peter Gibbons)


Whatsonstage.com Awards Launch 2013
Belinda Lang & Whatsonstage.com's Michael Coveney (photo: Krishanthi Williams)


Whatsonstage.com Awards Launch 2013
Tamzin Outhwaite (photo: Peter Gibbons)


Whatsonstage.com Awards Launch 2013
Nominee Jill Halfpenny (photo: Peter Gibbons)


Whatsonstage.com Awards Launch 2013
The cast of American Idiot play us out (photo: Peter Gibbons)

Voting for the 2013 Whatsonstage.com Awards is open now and runs until the 31 January 2013. Click here to have your say!