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22nd Annual WhatsOnStage Awards ceremony in photos

Check out 50 fabulous photos from last night's epic event!

The 22nd Annual WhatsOnStage Awards opening number
© Danny Kaan

The old adage goes: a picture speaks a thousand words! So, we've chosen 50 gorgeous captured moments from last night's star-studded 22nd Annual WhatsOnStage Awards ceremony, as we returned for the first in-person event since 2020, to tell the story...

Alongside the lucky winners, a plethora of talented performers also took to the stage of the Prince of Wales Theatre to serenade fans and fellow nominees alike.

Musical theatre favourites, including Frozen's Samantha Barks, Pretty Woman's Aimie Atkinson, South Pacific's Julian Ovenden and Gina Beck, Moulin Rouge!'s Liisi LaFontaine and Jamie Bogyo and more, were all on hand to raise the roof.

In addition, last night's audience was also treated to an emotional tribute to the late great Stephen Sondheim, featuring an all-star ensemble.

You can also check out our comprehensive list of all the winners from yesterday evening here.


The Winners

Eddie Redmayne picks up the award for Best Performer in a Male Identifying Role in a Musical for his starring role in Cabaret
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Lily Allen wins the Best Performer in a Female Identifying Role in a Play category for her professional acting debut in 2:22 - A Ghost Story
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Carrie Hope Fletcher wins her fourth WhatsOnStage Award, triumphing in the Best Performer in a Female Identifying Role in a Musical category for Cinderella
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James McAvoy accepts his award for Best Performer in a Male Identifying Role in a Play via video message
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Carly Mercedes Dyer takes home the award for Best Supporting Performer in a Female Identifying Role in a Musical for Anything Goes
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Akiya Henry wins the Best Supporting Performer in a Female Identifying Role in a Play category for The Tragedy of Macbeth
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Jake Wood picks up the award for Best Supporting Performer in a Male Identifying Role in a Play for 2:22 - A Ghost Story
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Hugh Coles takes home the award for Best Supporting Performer in a Male Identifying Role in a Musical for Back to the Future
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Six is voted Best West End show
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Michael Grandage triumphs in the Best Direction category for Frozen
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Back to the Future producer Colin Ingram accepts the coveted Best New Musical award
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Eben Figueiredo, Nima Taleghani and director Jamie Lloyd accept the award for Best Play Revival on behalf of Cyrano de Bergerac
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2:22 - A Ghost Story playwright Danny Robins accepts the award for Best New Play
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Kitty Scott-Claus, Ella Vaday and Rob Madge
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Rob Madge wins the Best Off-West End Production award for their solo show, My Son's A Queer But What Can You Do?
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Joseph Houston and William Whelton accept the award for Best Regional Theatre Production on behalf of Hope Mill Theatre's revival of Rent
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Rob Ashford wins the Best Choreography award for Frozen
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Frozen's Christopher Oram takes home two awards on the night: Best Set Design and Best Costume Design
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Gareth Owen picks up the award for Best Sound Design for Back to the Future
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Tim Lutkin wins the Best Lighting Design category for Back to the Future
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The Hosts

Jodie Prenger returns as co-host for the evening...
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...alongside fellow co-host, Tom Read Wilson
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The Performers

Samantha Barks belts out "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen
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Aimie Atkinson delivers a rendition of "I Can't Go Back" from Pretty Woman
© Danny Kaan
Julian Ovenden performs "Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacfic...
© Danny Kaan
...while his co-star Gina Beck serenades the audience with "I'm in Love"
© Danny Kaan
Rebecca Trehearn and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt take to the stage
© Danny Kaan
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and Rebecca Trehearn perform "I Know You" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella
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The cast of Back to the Future perform "The Power of Love"
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Olly Dobson and Cedric Neal hit the stage
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Moulin Rouge! is represented by Liisi LaFontaine and Jamie Bogyo
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Liisi LaFontaine and Jamie Bogyo celebrate their "Elephant Love Medley"
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The cast of West Side Story take to the stage
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The cast of West Side Story perform "Gee, Officer Krupke"
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Rob Madge and Sally Ann Triplett perform during the opening number for the WhatsOnStage Awards
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An all-star ensemble perform "We're Back in the Game" to open the show
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A tribute to Stephen Sondheim includes Danny Whitehead and Summer Strallen...
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Alex Young...
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Siubhan Harrison and Jordan Lee Davies...
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...and Charlotte Kennedy
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An all-star ensemble performs a tribute to Stephen Sondheim to close the show
© Danny Kaan


The Presenters

David Harewood and James Graham
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Kitty Scott-Klaus and Ella Vaday
© Danny Kaan
Graziano Di Prima and Johannes Radebe
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Omari Douglas and Daniel Monks
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Miriam-Teak Lee and Chris Bush
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Tracy-Ann Oberman and Stephanie McKeon
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WhatsOnStage Awards co-producer Paul Taylor-Mills
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The Prince of Wales Theatre
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