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Whatsonstage.com: Voting closes midnight tomorrow (31 January)
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Photo credit: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/8343655/Frankenstein-in-pictures.html

Voting will close at midnight tomorrow for these awards so if you have not yet voted, NOW is the time to vote!

The number of votes cast in the 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards has already passed the 55,000 mark (a new record). The results will be announced during the Winners' Concert at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre on 19 February.

The Awards from the UK's leading theatre website are the only UK event for the theatre industry voted for purely by the ticket-buying public. More than 11,000 theatregoers cast nominations for their favourite performances and productions across 26 different award categories.

I am backing:

Best Actor - Benedict Cumberbatch, Frankenstein, National Theatre (obviously! - no Jonny Lee Miller this time so this shows the audience's favourite!)

Best Supporting Actress - Catherine Tate, Season's Greetings, National Theatre (although I also wanted to back Jemima Roper, One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre)

Best Supporting Actor - Oliver Chris, One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre (although I also wanted to back Mark Gatiss, Season's Greetings, National Theatre)

Best Ensemble Performance - London Road, National Theatre - COME ON LONDON ROAD!

Best Solo Performance - Ruby Wax, Losing It, Duchess

Best New Play - Collaborators by John Hodge, National Theatre

Best New Comedy - One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean, National Theatre - COME ON ONE MAN, TWO GUVS!

Best New Musical - London Road, National Theatre - COME ON LONDON ROAD!

Best Shakespearian Production - The Tempest, Theatre Royal Haymarket - COME ON RALPH FIENNES!

Best Director - Nicholas Hytner - One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre - COME ON NICK HYTNER!

Best Set Designer - Jon Bausor - Lord of the Flies, Open Air (better than Frankenstein!)

Best Choreographer - Kate Prince - Some Like It Hip Hop, Peacock

London Newcomer of the Year - Kara Tointon - Pygmalion, Garrick

Best Off-West End Production - The Riots, Tricycle

Best West End Show - War Horse, New London

Theatre Event of the Year - The National's opening of its Paintframe as a one-off performance space (although I also wanted to back Danny Boyle's return to the stage with Frankenstein and his alternate casting of Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in the leads)

So those are my choices but what are yours? Vote here - this is your last chance!
http://awards.whatsonstage.com/1304?query=vote