THE NATION'S NUMBER ONE!

After six months of voting, Elaine finally revealed which show you voted as the Nation's Number One Essential Musical.

Thanks to everyone who voted.

Here is the Top Ten:

    Les Miserables
    NUMBER ONE: LES MISERABLES

    With 41.2% of all votes cast, Boublil and Schönberg's Les Miz is the nation's number one! Click here to discover more about the show.

      The Phantom of the Opera
      NUMBER TWO: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

      Andrew Lloyd Webber's interpretation of the classic French tale by Gaston Leroux.

        Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
        NUMBER THREE: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS

        A classic MGM musical starring Howard Keel and written by Saul Chaplin, Gene de Paul, and Johnny Mercer.

          The King and I
          NUMBER FOUR: THE KING AND I

          Based on the story of Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of the King of Siam. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

            Sunset Boulevard
            NUMBER FIVE: SUNSET BOULEVARD

            Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's version of the tale of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond.

              Evita
              NUMBER SIX: EVITA

              Based on the true story of Eva Peron, written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

                Chess
                NUMBER SEVEN: CHESS

                Featuring the international hit 'I Know Him So Well'. Written by Tim Rice, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson.

                  The Rocky Horror Show
                  NUMBER EIGHT: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

                  Richard O'Brien's camp, cult show, famous for its fishnets! (remember Jeremy Vine on Children In Need?!)

                    Follies
                    NUMBER NINE: FOLLIES

                    A reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre for past members of the Weismann Follies. Written by Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman.

                      Hair
                      NUMBER TEN: HAIR

                      The American tribal love rock musical with full frontal nudity! Written by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot.

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