Danny Boyle has been named the UK's third most influential people in performing arts.

His recognition has come in this year's Stage 100 list and is for his role as director of the opening ceremony at the London 2012 Olympics.

Boyle shares the position with Ruth Mackenzie, the director of the Games' accompanying Cultural Olympiad.

Topping the Stage 100 for the fourth successive year are husband and wife, Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire.

Elsewhere, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has dropped down two places to number six, while Sir Cameron Mackintosh remains at number four.

The full Stage 100 appears in the January 3 edition of The Stage.