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Outer Critic Circle Awards

May 24, 2018:  Broadway stars Jenn Colella, Jim Dale, Christine Ebersole and Martha Plimpton served as gala award presenters at the 68th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony  at the legendary Sardi’s Restaurant.

Photography: Barry Gordin

Lauren Ambrose (Outstanding Actress in a Musical) “My Fair Lady”

May 24, 2018:  Broadway stars Jenn Colella, Jim Dale, Christine Ebersole and Martha Plimpton served as gala award presenters at the 68th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony  at the legendary Sardi’s Restaurant.

Photography: Barry Gordin

Celebrating its 68th season of bestowing awards of excellence in the field of theatre, the Outer Critics Circle, is an association with members affiliated with more than ninety newspapers, magazines, web sites, radio and television stations, and theatre publications in America and abroad.

Glenda Jackson (Outstanding Actress in a Play) “Three Tall Women”
Simon Saltzman (Outer Critics Circle President)
Jenn Colella (Presenter)
Norbert Leo Butz (Outstanding Actor in a Musical) “My Fair Lady”
Lauren Ambrose (Outstanding Actress in a Musical) “My Fair Lady”
Andrew Garfield (Outstanding Actor in a Play) “Angels in America”
Ethan Slater (Outstanding Actor in a Musical) “SpongeBob Square Pants”
Nathan Lane (Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play) “Angels in America”
Laurie Metcalf (Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play) “Three Tall Women “
Lindsay Mendez (Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical) “Carousel”
Martha Plimpton (Presenter)
Tim Levy, Jordan Roth, Tony Kushner (Outstanding Revival of a Play) “Angels In America”
Martha Plimpton, Billy Crudup (Outstanding Solo Performance)”Harry Clarke”
Tina Landau, Kyle Jarrow (Outstanding New Broadway Musical )”SpongeBob Square Pants”
Joshua Harmon (Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play) “Admissions”
Tina Fey (Outstanding Book of a Musical) “Mean Girls”
Justin Peck (Outstanding Choreographer)
Jocelyn Bioh (John Gassner Award) “School Girls: The African Mean Girls Play”
Julia Schaffer, Jim Dale
James Morgan (York Theater Company)
Barbara & Scott Siegel
Christine Ebersole, Norbert Leo Butz
Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond “Mean Girls”
Bob Castelino, Pat Addiss “Desperate Measures”
Glenda Jackson, Lauren Yarger
Kyle Jarrow, Jamie deRoy
Sylvia Steiner
Martha Plimpton, David Sheward, Billy Crudup
Tina Landau, Ethan Slater (Outstanding Actor in a Musical) “SpongeBob Square Pants”
Laurie Metcalf, Isa Goldberg
Nathan Lane
Pianist Michael Lavine

 

(Winners names are in bold preceded by an asterisk. *)

Outer Critics Circle

2017-2018 Awards

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY

The Children

Farinelli and the King

*Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Junk

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

Escape to Margaritaville

Frozen

Mean Girls

Prince of Broadway

*SpongeBob SquarePants

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

*Admissions

Cost of Living

Hangmen

The Low Road

Mlima’s Tale

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Cruel Intentions

*Desperate Measures

Jerry Springer- The Opera

Miss You Like Hell

Woody Sez

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

*Tina Fey     Mean Girls

Quiara Alegría Hudes     Miss You Like Hell

Kyle Jarrow     SpongeBob SquarePants

Peter Kellogg     Desperate Measures

 OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

* Jonathan Coulton, David Bowie and Brian Eno, Plain White T’s, T.I., Domani Harris, and Darwin Quinn, Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman, Yolanda Adams, The Flaming Lips, Sara Bareilles, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, They Might Be Giants, Andy Paley and Tom Kenny, Derek Drymon, Mark Harrison, Stephen Hillenburg, and Blaise Smith, and Tom Kitt –  SpongeBob SquarePants

David Friedman & Peter Kellogg          Desperate Measures

Imogen Heap                   Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Erin McKeown & Quiara Alegría Hudes            Miss You Like Hell

Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez              Frozen

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

*Angels in America

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

Lobby Hero

Three Tall Women

Travesties

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Carousel

*My Fair Lady

Once on This Island

Pacific Overtures 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

Jo Bonney     Cost of Living

Marianne Elliott     Angels in America

Patrick Marber     Travesties

Joe Mantello     Three Tall Women

*John Tiffany     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Michael Arden     Once on This Island

Bill Castellino     Desperate Measures

*Tina Landau     SpongeBob SquarePants  (tie)

Casey Nicholaw     Mean Girls

*Bartlett Sher     My Fair Lady  (tie)

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER

Camille A. Brown     Once on This Island

Christopher Gattelli     My Fair Lady

Christopher Gattelli     SpongeBob SquarePants

Steven Hoggett     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

*Justin Peck     Carousel

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

Miriam Buether     Three Tall Women

Myung Hee Cho     In the Body of the World

*Christine Jones     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Michael Yeargan     My Fair Lady

David Zinn     SpongeBob SquarePants

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

Katrina Lindsay     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Clint Ramos     Once on This Island

Paloma Young     Time and the Conways

David Zinn     SpongeBob SquarePants

*Catherine Zuber     My Fair Lady

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

Kevin Adams     SpongeBob SquarePants

*Neil Austin     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Paule Constable     Angels in America

Paul Russell     Farinelli and the King

Lap Chi Chu     Mlima’s Tale

OUTSTANDING PROJECTION DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

Tim Reid     1984

Finn Ross     Frozen

Finn Ross     In the Body of the World

Finn Ross & Adam Young     Mean Girls

*Finn Ross & Ash Woodward     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

*Gareth Fry     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Kate Marvin     [Porto]

Fitz Patton     Napoli, Brooklyn

Marc Salzberg     My Fair Lady

Darron L. West     Mlima’s Tale

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRATIONS

Jason Robert Brown, Charlie Rosen, Larry Blank, & Sam Davis          Prince of Broadway

Tom Kitt     SpongeBob SquarePants

AnnMarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin     Once on This Island

*Jonathan Tunick     Carousel

Claire van Kampen     Farinelli and the King 

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Sean Carvajal     Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

*Andrew Garfield     Angels in America

Tom Hollander     Travesties

Gregg Mozgala     Cost of Living

Michael Urie     The Government Inspector

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

MaameYaa Boafo     School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

Jessica Hecht     Admissions

*Glenda Jackson     Three Tall Women

Lauren Ridloff     Children of a Lesser God

Katy Sullivan     Cost of Living

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Harry Hadden-Paton     My Fair Lady

Joshua Henry     Carousel

David M. Lutken     Woody Sez

Conor Ryan     Desperate Measures

*Ethan Slater     SpongeBob SquarePants

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

*Lauren Ambrose     My Fair Lady

Erika Henningsen     Mean Girls

Hailey Kilgore     Once On This Island

Taylor Louderman     Mean Girls

Patti Murin     Frozen

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Anthony Boyle     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Johnny Flynn     Hangmen

*Nathan Lane     Angels in America

David Morse     The Iceman Cometh

Paul Sparks     At Home at the Zoo

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Jamie Brewer     Amy and the Orphans

Denise Gough     Angels in America

Harriet Harris     The Low Road

* Laurie Metcalf     Three Tall Women

Mary Testa     The Government Inspector    

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

*Norbert Leo Butz     My Fair Lady

Alexander Gemignani     Carousel

Gavin Lee     SpongeBob SquarePants

Nick Wyman     Desperate Measures

Tony Yazbeck     Prince of Broadway

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Kerry Butler    Mean Girls

*Lindsay Mendez     Carousel

Lauren Molina     Desperate Measures

Ashley Park     Mean Girls  

Emily Skinner     Prince of Broadway

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE

*Billy Crudup     Harry Clarke

Eve Ensler     In the Body of the World

Alison Fraser     Squeamish    

John Lithgow     Stories By Heart

Sharon Washington     Feeding the Dragon

JOHN GASSNER AWARD

(Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)

Kate Benson     [Porto]

*Jocelyn Bioh     School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

Lindsey Ferrentino     Amy and the Orphans

Meghan Kennedy     Napoli, Brooklyn

Dominique Morisseau     Pipeline

Awards Talley for 3 or more:

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” – 6; “My Fair Lady” – 5; “SpongeBob SquarePants” – 4; “Angels in America” – 3; and “Carousel” – 3.

***Please Note:   “The Band’s Visit” was nominated for and received multiple awards from the Outer Critics Circle last season and therefore was not considered again for this year.

2017-18 Outer Critics Circle Nominating Committee

Simon Saltzman, Stanley L. Cohen, Patrick HoffmanJoseph Cervelli,  Aubrey Reuben, David Gordon & Harry Haun