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The Stage 100 2014: the list in full

Daniel Radcliffe, who featured in this year's Stage 100, in rehearsals for The Cripple of Inishmaan. Photo Marc Brenner
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Every January, The Stage reveals who we believe are the 100 most influential people working in theatre and the performing arts. Here is this year’s list in full:


The top 20

1. Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire 

2. Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr 

3. Andrew Lloyd Webber 

4. Cameron Mackintosh and Nick Allott 

5. Sonia Friedman 

6. Michael Grandage and James Bierman

7. Bill Kenwright 

8. Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer

9. Gregory Doran and Catherine Mallyon 

10. Dominic Dromgoole and Neil Constable 

11. Daniel Evans and Dan Bates 

12. Nick Thomas 

13. Thomas Schumacher 

14. Scott Rudin 

15. Jonathan Church and Alan Finch

16. David Lan 

17. Josie Rourke and Kate Packenham

18. Sam Mendes and Caro Newling

19. Michael McCabe 

20. Jamie Lloyd 

By category:


Simon Russell Beale

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Henry Goodman

Lenny Henry

Cush Jumbo

Rory Kinnear

Adrian Lester 

Lesley Manville

James McAvoy

Helen Mirren

Daniel Radcliffe

Sheridan Smith 

Matt Smith

Scarlett Strallen

Ben Whishaw

Regional Theatre

Gemma Bodinetz

James Brining

Sarah Frankcom/Greg Hersov

James Grieve/George Perrin

Paul Kerryson

John E McGrath

Danny Moar/Laurence Boswell

Tom Morris

Alex Poots

Laurie Sansom

Roxana Silbert

Rachel Tackley

David Thacker

Adrian Vinken/Simon Stokes

London theatre

Michael Attenborough and Rupert Goold

David Babani 

Vicky Featherstone

Edward Hall

Kerry Michael 

Purni Morell 

Toni Racklin

Indhu Rubasingham

Kevin Spacey/Sally Greene

Adam Spreadbury-Meyer 

Madani Younis


Julian Bird

Barbara Broccoli

Judy Craymer

Mark Goucher

Michael Harrison

Jamie Hendry

David Ian

Phil McIntyre

Rebecca Quigley

Nick Salmon, Matthew Byam Shaw and Nia Janis

Edward Snape

Kenny Wax


Felix Barrett

Bob Crowley 

Es Devlin

Soutra Gilmour 

Christopher Oram


Carrie Cracknell

Stephen Daldry

Howard Davies

Marianne Elliott 

Richard Eyre

Maria Friedman

Jeremy Herrin

Phyllida Lloyd 

Blanche McIntyre

Ian Rickson

Writers and composers

Tori Amos

Alan Ayckbourn

David Greig

Lucy Kirkwood

Conor McPherson

Peter Morgan

Mike Poulton

Simon Stephens

Opera and dance

Mark Baldwin

Alex Beard/Antonio Pappano/Kevin O’Hare

John Berry/Edward Gardner

Matthew Bourne

Tamara Rojo


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