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“She Loves Me” Tops list with 4 Awards

Followed by

“Long Day’s Journey into Night” with 3 Awards!

 

Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi in a scene from “She Love Me” (Photo credit: Joan Marcus)

Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi in a scene from She Loves Me (Photo credit: Joan Marcus)

New York, NY (May 9, 2016) Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2015-16 season in 25 categories.

Broadway’s Marlo Thomas, Alex Sharp, Sheldon Harnick and Victoria Clark will serve as gala award presenters at the upcoming 66th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony on May 26th (3PM) at the legendary Sardis Restaurant.

Celebrating its 66th 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.

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

Outer Critics Circle

2015-2016 Award Winners

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY

Eclipsed

The Father

* The Humans

King Charles III

Thérèse Raquin

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

American Psycho the Musical

* Bright Star

On Your Feet!

Tuck Everlasting the Musical

Waitress

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

* The Christians

Familiar

Gloria

Hold On to Me Darling

The Legend of Georgia McBride

The Company of “Dear Evan Hansen” (Photo credit: Matthew Murphy)

The Company of “Dear Evan Hansen” (Photo credit: Matthew Murphy)

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Cagney

Daddy Long Legs

* Dear Evan Hansen

Lazarus

Southern Comfort

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Bright Star

Daddy Long Legs

* Dear Evan Hansen

Lazarus

On Your Feet!

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

American Psycho the Musical

* Bright Star

Daddy Long Legs

Dear Evan Hansen

Waitress

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Blackbird

The Crucible

Fool for Love

* Long Day’s Journey Into Night

A View From the Bridge

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

The Color Purple the Musical

Dames at Sea

Fiddler on the Roof

* She Loves Me

Spring Awakening

Nicola Walker, Michael Zegen and Mark Strong in a scene from “A View from the Bridge” (Photo credit: Jan Versweyveld)

Nicola Walker, Michael Zegen and Mark Strong in a scene from “A View from the Bridge” (Photo credit: Jan Versweyveld)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

Evan Cabnet Gloria

Mike Donahue The Legend of Georgia McBride

Rupert Goold King Charles III

Joe Mantello The Humans

* Ivo van Hove A View From the Bridge

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

* Michael Arden Spring Awakening

Walter Bobbie Bright Star

Scott Ellis She Loves Me

Rupert Goold American Psycho the Musical

Michael Greif Dear Evan Hansen

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER

Joshua Bergasse Cagney

Spencer Liff Spring Awakening

Josh Rhodes Bright Star

Randy Skinner Dames at Sea

* Sergio Trujillo On Your Feet!

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

Beowulf Boritt Thérèse Raquin

David Korins Misery

Mimi Lien John

* David Rockwell She Loves Me

Walt Spangler Tuck Everlasting the Musical

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

ESosa On Your Feet!

Jane Greenwood Bright Star

Katrina Lindsay American Psycho the Musical

* Jeff Mahshie She Loves Me

Tom Scutt King Charles III

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

(Play or Musical)
Donald Holder She Loves Me

Natasha Katz Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Kenneth Posner On Your Feet!

Ben Stanton Spring Awakening

* Justin Townsend American Psycho the Musical

OUTSTANDING PROJECTION DESIGN

(Play or Musical)
Lucy MacKinnon Spring Awakening

Peter Nigrini Grounded

Peter Nigrini Dear Evan Hansen

* Finn Ross American Psycho the Musical

Tal Yarden Lazarus

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Reed Birney The Humans

Gabriel Byrne Long Day’s Journey Into Night

* Frank Langella The Father

Mark Strong A View From the Bridge

Ben Whishaw The Crucible

Gabriel Byrne and Jessica Lange in a scene from “Long Day’s Journey into Night” (Photo credit: Joan Marcus)

Gabriel Byrne and Jessica Lange in a scene from “Long Day’s Journey into Night” (Photo credit: Joan Marcus)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Jayne Houdyshell The Humans

* Jessica Lange Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Lupita Nyong’o Eclipsed

Nicola Walker A View From the Bridge

Michelle Williams Blackbird

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Alex Brightman School of Rock the Musical

* Danny Burstein Fiddler on the Roof

Robert Creighton Cagney

Ben Platt Dear Evan Hansen

Benjamin Walker American Psycho the Musical

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Laura Benanti She Loves Me

Carmen Cusack Bright Star

* Cynthia Erivo The Color Purple the Musical

Jessie Mueller Waitress

Ana Villafañe On Your Feet!

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Sanjit De Silva Dry Powder

Matt McGrath The Legend of Georgia McBride

Jim Norton The Crucible

Robert Sella Sylvia

* Michael Shannon Long Day’s Journey Into Night

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY (TIE VOTE!)

* Pascale Armand Eclipsed

Zainab Jah Eclipsed

* Judith Light Thérèse Raquin

Saycon Sengbloh Eclipsed

Myra Lucretia Taylor Familiar

Christopher Fitzgerald, Kimiko Glenn and Aisha Jackson in a scene from “Waitress” (Photo credit: Joan Marcus)

Christopher Fitzgerald, Kimiko Glenn and Aisha Jackson in a scene from “Waitress” (Photo credit: Joan Marcus)

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Nicholas Barasch She Loves Me

Roger Bart Disaster!

Michael Esper Lazarus

* Christopher Fitzgerald Waitress

Terrence Mann Tuck Everlasting the Musical

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Danielle Brooks The Color Purple the Musical

Andrea Burns On Your Feet!

Sophia Anne Caruso Lazarus

* Jane Krakowski She Loves Me

Heléne Yorke American Psycho the Musical

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE

Mike Birbiglia Thank God For Jokes

Kathleen Chalfant Rose

Anne Hathaway Grounded

* James Lecesne The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

Daphne Rubin-Vega Empanada Loca

Clarke Peters and Khris Davis in a scene from “The Royale” (Photo credit: T. Charles Erickson)

Clarke Peters and Khris Davis in a scene from “The Royale” (Photo credit: T. Charles Erickson)

JOHN GASSNER AWARD

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

Lindsey Ferrentino Ugly Lies the Bone

Lauren Gunderson I and You

Martyna Majok Ironbound

* Marco Ramirez The Royale

Anna Ziegler Boy

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

James Houghton Signature Theatre Company

Winners Talley for 3 or more:

She Loves Me – 4; Long Day’s Journey Into Night – 3;

***Please note: The musical “Hamilton” was nominated for and won in several award categories for its Off-Broadway production last season. The previous Off-Broadway productions of “Disaster” and “Blackbird” were considered for nominations by the Outer Critics Circle and therefore were not reconsidered for this year. Only new cast members’ performances in these productions were taken into account for recognition in the 2015-16 season. Due to OCC’s nomination deadline, the producers of the new Broadway musical “Shuffle Along,” asked to be considered with next season’s entries.

2015-16 Outer Critics Circle Executive / Nominating Committee

Simon Saltzman (President)

Mario Fratti (Vice-President) Stanley L. Cohen (Treasurer)

Patrick Hoffman (Corresponding Secretary) Joseph Cervelli (Recording Secretary)

Glenn Loney (Historian & Member-at-Large)

And Aubrey Reuben, David Gordon & Harry Haun (Members-at-Large)

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