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Outer Critics Circle Awards

Outer Critic Circle presented their annual awards at a Gala dinner at the legendary Sardi’s

By: Patrick Christiano
Celebrating its 66th season of bestowing awards of excellence in the field of theater, Outer Critic Circle, the organization of writers and commentators covering New York theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, presented their awards today, May 26, at a Gala Dinner at the legendary Sardis Restaurant.  DSC03381Cynthia Erivo Outstanding Actress in a Musical The Color Purple 

Outer Critic Circle presented their annual awards at a Gala dinner at the legendary Sardi’s

By: Patrick Christiano
Celebrating its 66th season of bestowing awards of excellence in the field of theater, Outer Critic Circle, the organization of writers and commentators covering New York theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, presented their awards today, May 26, at a Gala Dinner at the legendary Sardis Restaurant.  DSC03381Cynthia Erivo Outstanding Actress in a Musical The Color Purple 

Presenters included Marlo Thomas, Doug Hughes, Alex Sharp, Victoria Clark, and Mario Fratti. Awards were presented in 25 categories for the 20015-2016 season. “She Loves Me” lead the field with four awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical followed by “Long Day’s Journey into Night with three awards including Outstanding Revival of a Play. President Simon Saltzman presented the lyricist Sheldon Harnick, best known for his collaborations with Jerry Brock on the classic musical ‘Fiddler on the Roof,” with a special award. “Fiddler on the Roof was successfully revived this season in a sensational production and Danny Burstein was awarded Outstanding Actor in a Musical. 

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DSC03377Jessica Lange, Outstanding Actress ina Play “Long Day’s Journey into Night; Frank Langella Outstanding Actor in a Play 

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 Marlo Thomas, Judith Light


DSC03354David Rockwell Outstanding Set Design “She Loves Me”

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Steve Martin 
 Outstanding New Score  “Bright Star”

DSC03366Stephen Karam, Sarah Steele The Humans 

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Sergio Trujillo, Outstanding Choreographer “On Your Feet”, Joe Noseworthy

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Marco Ramirez The John Gassner Award “The Royale” 

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Pascale Armand Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play “Eclipsed”

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Sheldon Harnick Honorary Award presented by Simon Saltzman 

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Jane Krakowski Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical “She Loves Me” 

DSC03367Danny Burstein, Outstanding Actor in a Musical “Fiddler on the Roof”, Christopher Fitzgerald  Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical “Waitress”

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Alex Sharp Presenter

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James Lecesne Outstanding Solo Performance “Absolute Brightness”

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Michael Shannon Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play “Long Day’s Journey into Night”

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Marlo Thomas Presenter

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Judith Light Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play “Therese Raquin”  

DSC03361Jane Krakowski Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical “She Loves Me”