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WOS100: The top 100 Musicals of all time!

Last month you told us your favourite plays and musicals of all time, in this article we announce who came out on top in the musicals section

For WOS100 we asked you to name your favourite musical and play of all time. Thousands of you voted and now, in the first article announcing the results, we take a look at the Top 100 musicals of all time, starting by counting down your top 10.

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10. Sweeney Todd

Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Sweeney Todd
© Tristram Kenton

9. Rent

The cast of Rent on Broadway

8. Miss Saigon

© Roy Beusker

7. Matilda the Musical


6. The Book of Mormon

The cast of Book of Mormon
© Johan Persson

5. Blood Brothers

Melanie Chisholm in Blood Brothers

4. West Side Story

West Side Story

3. The Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera

2. Wicked

Savannah Stevenson (Glinda) and Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba) in Wicked
© Matt Crockett

1. Les Misérables

The 2014 cast of Les Miserables
© Michael Le Poer


Billy Elliot
© Alastair Muir

11. Guys & Dolls 12. Priscilla Queen of the Desert 13. Jesus Christ Superstar 14. Once 15. Carousel 16. Cats 17. From Here to Eternity 18. Billy Elliot 19. Cabaret 20. Company


Jersey Boys stars Edd Post, Jon Boydon, Michael Watson and Matt Nalton
© Brinkhoff Mogenburg

21. Hairspray 22. Merrily We Roll Along 23. My Fair Lady 24. Evita 25. Jersey Boys 26. Legally Blonde 27. Sunset Boulevard 28. The Lion King 29. Chess 30. Chicago


The Regents Park Open Air Theatre production of The Sound of Music
© Johan Persson

31. Gypsy 32. Hair 33. The Sound of Music 34. Spring Awakening 35. Starlight Express 36. Sunday in the Park with George 37. Into the Woods 38. The Producers 39. Top Hat 40. A Chorus Line


Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo in Love Never Dies

41. A Little Night Music 42. Avenue Q 43. Love Never Dies 44. Mary Poppins 45. Oklahoma 46. Oliver! 47. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 48. Crazy For You 49. Fiddler on the Roof 50. Ghost


We Will Rock You

51. Hello Dolly 52. Kiss Me Kate 53. La Cage Aux Folles 54. Next to Normal 55. Parade 56. Return to the Forbidden Planet 57. Rock of Ages 58. The King & I 59. The Rocky Horror Show 60. We Will Rock You


Douglas Hodge, Nigel Planer and cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

61. 42nd Street 62. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 63. The Light Princess 64. Betty Blue Eyes 65. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 66. Jerry Springer - The Opera 67. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 68. London Road 69. Notre Dame Du Paris 70. Ragtime


Rosanna Hyland and Richard Fleeshman in Urinetown at the St James Theatre
© Johan Persson

71. Shrek 72. Urinetown 73. Sister Act 74. Anything Goes 75. Sunshine on Leith 76. Singin' in the Rain 77. American Psycho 78. Fame 79. The Commitments 80. Let it Be


Kim Ismay (Tanya), Dianne Pilkington (Donna) and Jane Milligan (Rosie) in the West End production of Mamma Mia!
© Brinkhoff/Moegenburg

81. Mamma Mia! 82. The Lord of the Rings 83. I Can't Sing 84. Newsies 85. Candide 86. Pippin 87. South Pacific 88. Putting it Together 89. Saturday Night Fever 90. The Drowsy Chaperone


Sam Buttery in ''Taboo

91. Taboo 92. Soul Sister 93. Hedwig and the Angry Inch 94. The Music Man 95. Reefer Madness 96. Tommy 97. The Threepenny Opera 98. Scrooge the Musical 99. Showboat 100. Children of Eden


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