Awards season is officially in full swing, kicked off in typical West End-style by the Whatsonstage.com Awards on Sunday, 17 February. One of our favourite shows of 2012 -- the Whitney Houston extravaganza that is "The Bodyguard" -- took home the gong for Best New Musical and other winners included the inimitable Stephen Fry for Best Supporting Actor.
Here’s a look at who and what else took home a trophy -- how many of these shows are on your must-see list?
Best Actress in a Play -- Sheridan Smith for "Hedda Gabler"
Best Actor in a Play -- Rupert Everett for "The Judas Kiss"
Best Supporting Actress in a Play -- Natalie Casey for "Abigail’s Party"
Best Supporting Actor in a Play -- Stephen Fry for "Twelfth Night"
Best Actress in a Musical -- Imelda Staunton for "Sweeney Todd"
Best Actor in a Musical -- Michael Ball for "Sweeney Todd"
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical -- Melanie C for "Jesus Christ Superstar"
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical -- Tim Minchin for "Jesus Christ Superstar"
Best Solo Performance -- Idina Menzel's solo show at the Apollo
Best Ensemble Performance -- "Richard III" & "Twelfth Night"
Best Takeover in a Role -- Ramin Karimloo for "Les Misérables"
Best New Play -- "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time"
Best New Comedy -- "The Ladykillers" by Graham Linehan
Best New Musical -- "The Bodyguard" by Alex Dinelaris
Best Regional Production -- "American Idiot" on tour
Best West End Show -- "Les Misérables"
Theatre Event of the Year -- Danny Boyle's Olympics Opening Ceremony
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