This week marks the release of The Stage 100, our annual list of the great and the good in UK theatre.
As revealed on this site yesterday, Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire - the joint chief executives of Ambassador Theatre Group - have come top, displacing last year’s winner Cameron Mackintosh, as well as Andrew Lloyd Webber - the most successful entrant in the history of The Stage 100.
But, we’re sure you’re interested to find out who else has made the list in full. So, for your consideration, please find below the Stage 100, in full.
Although, if you want to read our justifications for each entrant you’ll have to pop into a newsagent and pick up a copy of The Stage, dated December 30, 2009. It’s a special Stage 100 edition, with lots of special features and a full break down of both the Stage 100 and the new state of theatre ownership in the UK.
Meanwhile, you can also listen to our podcast discussion of the list here.
Also, if you disagree with our decisions, please do leave a comment at the bottom. Also, from next week, we’ll be running a readers’ Stage 100, so you’ll have an opportunity to vote for your favourite online. Please check back in the new year.
The full top twenty is as follows [last year’s position]:
- Howard Panter/Rosemary Squire (ATG) 
- Cameron Mackintosh (producer/ theatre owner)
- Andrew Lloyd Webber (producer/ theatre owner / composer) 
- Michael Grandage (Donmar Warehouse) [3=]
- Nicholas Hytner (National Theatre) [3=]
- Nica Burns / Max Weitzenhoffer (Nimax)
- Dominic Cooke (Royal Court Theatre)
- Bill Kenwright (Bill Kenwright Ltd) 
- Michael Boyd (RSC) 
- Kevin Spacey/ Sally Greene (Old Vic Theatre) 
- Nick Thomas / Jon Conway (Qdos Entertainment) 
- Sonia Friedman (Sonia Friedman Productions) 
- David Pugh / Dafydd Rogers (producers) 
- David Babani (Menier Chocolate Factory) [New Entry]
- Jonathan Church (Chichester Festival Theatre) 
- Bill Taylor (Stage Entertainment) 
- Rupert Goold (director)
- Alex Poots (Manchester International Festival)
- John Barrowman (entertainer)[New Entry]
- Mark Rylance (actor) [New Entry]
New Entry denotes new entry into top 20, not Stage 100
And the rest, by category
N denotes New Entry. i.e. they were not in last year’s Stage 100. There were 38 new entrants in total.
Howard Davies, Marianne Elliott , Jeremy Herrin (N) Simon McBurney (N) Sam Mendes /Caro Newling (N), Katie Mitchell, Trevor Nunn, Ian Rickson (N) Max Stafford Clarke (N), Matthew Warchus
Michael Attenborough, Marcus Davey, Dominic Dromgoole, Mehmet Ergen & Leyla Nazli (N), Sean Holmes (N) David Jubb / David Micklem, Jude Kelly, Nicolas Kent (N), David Lan, Kerry Michael, Josie Rourke, Timothy Sheader (N), Graham Sheffield
Judy Craymer, Michael Harrison, David Ian, Richard Jordan, Michael McCabe (N), Kim Poster, Nick Salmon / Matthew Byam Shaw (N), James Seabright (N), Thomas Schumacher (N), Edward Snape, Paul Walden and Derek Nicol (N), Kenny Wax, Carole Winter / Michael Edwards (N)
Hedda Beeby, Gemma Bodinetz, Ian Brown, Vicky Featherstone / John Tiffany, Andy Field / Debbie Pearson (N), Peter Hall, Tania Harrison, Paul Kerryson, Danny Moar (N), Braham Murray / Greg Hersov / Sarah Frankcom, Laurie Sansom (N) John Stalker, Rachel Tackley (N)
Michael Ball, Rebecca Hall (N), Clare Higgins, Rory Kinnear (N), Jude Law (N), Adrian Lester (N), Ian McKellen (N), Clive Rowe (N), Simon Russell Beale, Rachel Weisz (N), Samuel West
Alan Ayckbourn, Alan Bennett (N), Richard Bean, Jez Butterworth (N), Lee Hall, David Hare, Lucy Prebble (N), Polly Stenham, Simon Stephens (N), Roy Williams
Felix Barrett, Jon Bausor (N), Miriam Buether (N), Ultz (N)
Opera / Dance
Carlos Acosta (N), Matthew Bourne, Daniel Kramer (N), Antonio Pappano/ Monica Mason, Arlene Phillips (N), Alistair Spalding