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Outer Critics Circle Awards

Mel Brooks, Robert F.X.Sillerman

Some of Broadways brightest stars were on hand when the Outer Critics Circle presented their 2008 awards for outstanding achievement in the theatre. Theater legend Jerry Herman was a special honoree at the 58th Annual Awards Party held at Sardi’s Eugenia Room where winners in 23 categories were also honored for the 2008 season. Presented included Raul Esparza, Priscilla Lopez, Karen Ziemba and Jerry Herman.
The 2008 Award Winner were:

 

Mel Brooks, Robert F.X.Sillerman

Some of Broadways brightest stars were on hand when the Outer Critics Circle presented their 2008 awards for outstanding achievement in the theatre. Theater legend Jerry Herman was a special honoree at the 58th Annual Awards Party held at Sardi’s Eugenia Room where winners in 23 categories were also honored for the 2008 season. Presented included Raul Esparza, Priscilla Lopez, Karen Ziemba and Jerry Herman.
The 2008 Award Winner were:

 

John Gassner Playwriting Award
Bob Clyman Secret Order
George Packer Betrayed
Liz Flahive From Up Here

Michael Hollinger Opus

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Boyd Gaines Gypsy
Daniel Evans Sunday in the Park With George
Paulo Szot South Pacific

Paulo Szot

Roger Bart Young Frankenstein

Outstanding Actor in a Play

Ben Daniels Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Kevin Anderson Come Back, Little Sheba
Kevin Kline Cyrano de Bergerac
Patrick Stewart Macbeth

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Alice Ripley Next to Normal
Faith Prince A Catered Affair
Kelli O’Hara South Pacific
Patti LuPone Gypsy

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Deanna Dunagan August: Osage County

Deanna Dunagan

Eve Best The Homecoming
Laura Linney Les Liaisons Dangereuses
S. Epatha Merkerson Come Back, Little Sheba

Outstanding Choreography
Christopher Gattelli South Pacific
Graciela Daniele The Glorious Ones
Rob Ashford Cry-Baby The Musical
Susan Stroman Young Frankenstein

Outstanding Costume Design
Catherine Zuber South Pacific
David Farley Sunday in the Park With George
Jessica Jahn, Michael Bottari & Ronald Case Die Mommie Die!
Katrina Lindsay Les Liaisons Dangereuses
William Ivey Long Young Frankenstein

Outstanding Director of a Musical

Raul Esparza, Lauren Ambrose

Arthur Laurents Gypsy
Bartlett Sher South Pacific
David Cromer Adding Machine
Susan Stroman Young Frankenstein

Outstanding Director of a Play
Anna D. Shapiro August: Osage County
Maria Aitken The 39 Steps
Rufus Norris Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Rupert Goold Macbeth

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Christopher Fitzgerald Young Frankenstein
Danny Burstein South Pacific
Shuler Hensley Young Frankenstein
Tony Yazbeck Gypsy

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
David Pittu Is He Dead?
James Earl Jones Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

James Earl Jones, Deanna Dunagan

Jim Norton The Seafarer
Ral Esparza The Homecoming

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Amy Warren Adding Machine
Harriet Harris Cry-Baby The Musical
Laura Benanti Gypsy
Sherie Rene Scott The Little Mermaid

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Jayne Houdyshell The New Century
Jessica Collins Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Laurie Metcalf November
Sin Phillips Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Outstanding Lighting Design

Donald Holder Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Ken Billington Sunday in the Park With George
Kevin Adams The 39 Steps
Peter Kaczorowski Young Frankenstein

Outstanding New Broadway Musical

Jerry Herman

A Catered Affair
Cry-Baby The Musical
Xanadu
Young Frankenstein


Outstanding New Broadway Play
August: Osage County

Rock ‘N’ Roll
The 39 Steps
The Seafarer

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Adding Machine

Tom Wirtshafter, Margaret Cotter

Make Me a Song — The Music of William Finn
Next to Normal
The Glorious Ones

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play

Dividing the Estate
From Up Here
The Drunken City
The Receptionist

Outstanding New Score
Adding Machine
Next to Normal
Passing Strange
Young Frankenstein

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Gypsy
South Pacific
Sunday in the Park With George
Take Me Along

Outstanding Revival of a Play

Priscilla Lopez

Come Back, Little Sheba
Cyrano de Bergerac
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
The Homecoming

Outstanding Set Design

David Farley / Timothy Bird Sunday in the Park With George
Michael Yeargan South Pacific
Robin Wagner Young Frankenstein
Scott Pask Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Outstanding Solo Performance
April Yvette Thompson Liberty City
Chazz Palminteri A Bronx Tale
Laurence Fishburne Thurgood
Stephen Lang Beyond Glory