The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced this morning th winners for the 2016-17 season in 27 categories.
Broadway’s Danny Burstein, Katie Finneran and Christopher Fitzgerald will serve as gala award presenters at the upcoming 67th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony on May 25th (3PM) at the legendary Sardi’s Restaurant.
Celebrating its 67th 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.
OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY: Oslo
OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL: Come From Away
OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY: If I Forget
OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL: The Band’s Visit
OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway): Irene Sankoff & David Hein Come From Away
OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE (Broadway or Off-Broadway): David Yazbek The Band’s Visit
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY (Broadway or Off-Broadway): Jitney
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway): Hello, Dolly!
OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY: Rebecca Taichman Indecent
OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL: Christopher Ashley Come From Away
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER: Warren Carlyle Hello, Dolly!
OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN: (Play or Musical) Mimi Lien Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN (Play or Musical): Catherine Zuber War Paint
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN: (Play or Musical) Bradley King Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
OUTSTANDING PROJECTION DESIGN: (Play or Musical) Aaron Rhyne Anastasia
OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN: (Play or Musical) Gareth Owen Come From Away
Nicholas Pope Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRATIONS: Larry Hochman Hello, Dolly!
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY: Kevin Kline Present Laughter
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Laura Linney The Little Foxes
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: Andy Karl Groundhog Day
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Bette Midler Hello, Dolly!
OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY: Danny DeVito The Price
OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Cynthia Nixon The Little Foxes
OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: Gavin Creel Hello, Dolly!
OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Jenn Colella
OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE: Simon McBurney The Encounter
John Gassner AWARD (Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright) Bess Wohl Small Mouth Sounds
***Please Note: The Off-Broadway productions of “Dear Evan Hansen,” “InTransit,” “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” and “Significant Other” were evaluated, nominated and/or received awards from Outer Critics Circle in previous seasons and therefore were not considered for this year. In the case of the Broadway musical “Sunset Boulevard,” Glenn Close won the Outstanding Actress Award in a Musical for her original performance. Any new elements for these current productions were assessed for this year’s awards. In addition, due to OCC’s nomination deadline last season, the producers of the Broadway musical “Shuffle Along,” asked to be included with this year’s entries.