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OCC Awards 2023

The 72nd Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards for the 2022-2023 season were presented to the winners in a intimate ceremony.

May 26, 2023: The 72nd Outer Critics Awards (OCC) were presented to the winners for the 2022-2023 Broadway and Off-Broadway Season. The intimate ceremony produced by Lauren Yarger was held in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center NY Library yesterday.  The new Broadway musical Some Like It Hot won 5 awards including Outstanding Broadway musical, while Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt won 3 awards including Outstanding Broadway play. This was the first season without gender specifications in the acting categories.
Photography: Barry Gordin

Outstanding Revival of a Play Broadway or Off-Broadway)Topdog/Underdog & Outstanding new Off Broadway Musical The Harder They Come, Suzan Lori-Parks

The 72nd Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards for the 2022-2023 season were presented to the winners in a intimate ceremony. 

May 26, 2023: The 72nd Outer Critics Awards (OCC) were presented to the winners for the 2022-2023 Broadway and Off-Broadway Season. The intimate ceremony produced by Lauren Yarger was held in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center NY Library yesterday.  The new Broadway musical Some Like It Hot won 5 awards including Outstanding Broadway musical, while Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt won 3 awards including Outstanding Broadway play. This was the first season without gender specifications in the acting categories. 
Photography: Barry Gordin

The OCC President David Gordon emceed the event and the presenters were Matt Doyle, Bonnie Milligan, and Lea Salonga with Michael Lavine on the piano. 

As previously announced, this is the first season with newly reconstructed acting categories, which have removed gender specifications, and been expanded to separately include off-Broadway performers. Previously, actors in Broadway and off-Broadway productions had been nominated together in the same category. 

Founded during the 1949-50 Broadway season by respected theater journalist John Gassner, The Outer Critics Circle is an esteemed association with members affiliated with more than ninety newspapers, magazines, broadcast stations, and online news organizations, in America and abroad. 

Lauren Yarger – OCC Event Producer & Bill Irwin – Outstanding Lead performer in an Off-Broadway Play – Endgame.
Richie Ridge (Vice President OCC), Lauren Yarger (OCC Event Producer), Suzan Lori- Parks (Outstanding Revival of a Play Broadway or Off-Broadway) Topdog/Underdog), David Gordon (President OCC)
Beowulf Boritt (Outstanding Scenic Design ; (Play or Musical- New York, New York, & Jamie deRoy.
Barry Kleinbort
Robert Horn Outstanding Book of A Musical Shucked.
Sean Hayes – Outstanding Lead Performer in a Broadway Play – Good Night Oscar.
Jodie Comer- Outstanding Solo Performance – Prima Facie.
Jodie Comer- Outstanding Solo Performance – Prima Facie. Lea Salonga (Presenter)
J. Harrison Ghee – Outstanding Lead Performer in a Broadway Musical – Some Like It Hot.
David Gordon – Outer Critics Circle President & Felicia Gordon.
Robert Wankel (Chairman and CEO, The Shubert Organization
Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman (Outstanding New Score)- Some Like It Hot.
Alex Newell (Outstanding Featured Performer in a Broadway Musical) – Shucked.
James IJames (John Gassner Award For New American Play) – Fat Ham
K. Todd Freeman (Outstanding Featured Performer in an Off-Broadway Play) – Downstate.
Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Outstanding New Score)- Some Like It Hot.
Alfred Uhry (Book- Outsanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Parade.
Brandon Uranowitz (Outstanding Featured Performer In a Broadway Play) Leopoldstadt.
Scott Icenogle Music Producer (Q-Force (2021)Will & Grace (1998) and The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003), Sean Hayes ( Outstanding Lead Performer in a Broadway Play – Good Night Oscar.
Matt Doyle (Presenter)
B.H. Barry (Special Achievement Award)
 Lindsay Mendez (Outstanding Featured Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical) Merrily We Roll Along.
Bonnie Milligan (Presenter)
Michael Lavine
Leigh Scheps
Patrick Marber
 Bryan Carter & Charlie Rosen.
Joshua D. Reid (Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical)
A Christmas Carol.
Matt Doyle, Jamie deRoy
Lauren Yarger (OCC Event Producer), Suzan Lori- Parks (Outstanding Revival of a Play Broadway or Off-Broadway) Topdog/Underdog), David Gordon (President OCC).
Bill Irwin – Outstanding Lead performer in an Off-Broadway Play – Endgame, Patrick Christiano (Publisher Theaterlife.com), J. Harrison Ghee – Outstanding Lead Performer in a Broadway Musical – Some Like It Hot.