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Hadestown Leads the Outer Critic Nominations with 12 Nods

Hadestown Leads the Outer Critic Nominations with 12 Nods

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators covering New York theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, announced today (April 23, 2019) its nominees for the 2018-19 season. Broadway’s “Tootsie” star Julie Halston along with “Torch Song” sensation Michael Urie presided over the (11AM) announcement ceremony in the Oak Room at New York’s renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th Street). 

Based on a recommendation by the OCC Executive Committee, Special Achievement Awards will be given to The Puppetry Team That Created and Operates King Kong recognizing the artistry and technical achievement that brings a 2,000-pound gorilla to life and to The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director and Evans Haile, Executive Director) in recognition of 50 years of producing new musicals, as well as classics from the past.

Celebrating its 69th 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, radio and television stations, internet, and theatre publications in America and abroad.
 
The winners will be announced on Monday, May 13th. The annual Gala Awards Dinner and presentation of awards to the winners will be held on Thursday, May 23rd (3 PM) at the legendary Sardi’s Restaurant.

PLEASE NOTE: This season’s early production of “The Boys in the Band” was not eligible for Outer Critics Circle Awards because the production did not accommodate the nominators, due to the limited ticket availability and limited run of the show. “Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song” was considered by the OCC for its off-Broadway run during the 2017-2018 season, and only new elements considered for its Broadway transfer. Per the petitioning of its producers, the Broadway production of “Hadestown” was considered in all musical-related categories due to substantial changes to its book, score, and production.

 Outer Critics Circle 2018-2019 Award Nomination

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY

The Ferryman

Ink

Network

To Kill a Mockingbird

What the Constitution Means to Me

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

Be More Chill

Hadestown

Head Over Heels

The Prom

Tootsie

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

Fairview

The House That Will Not Stand

Lewiston / Clarkston

The Light

White Noise

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

The Beast in the Jungle

Black Light

Girl from the North Country

The Hello Girls

Midnight at the Never Get

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Robert Horn     Tootsie

Conor McPherson     Girl from the North Country

Peter Mills and Cara Reichel     The Hello Girls

Anaïs Mitchell     Hadestown

Jeff Whitty and James Magruder     Head Over Heels

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin      The Prom

Joe Iconis     Be More Chill

Peter Mills     The Hello Girls

Anaïs Mitchell     Hadestown

David Yazbeck     Tootsie

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

All My Sons

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

Juno and the Paycock

Our Lady of 121st Street

The Waverly Gallery

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Carmen Jones

Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish)

Kiss Me, Kate

Oklahoma!

Smokey Joe’s Cafe

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

Rupert Goold     Ink

Sam Mendes     The Ferryman

Jack O’Brien     All My Sons

Bartlett Sher     To Kill a Mockingbird

Logan Vaughn     The Light

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Rachel Chavkin     Hadestown

Scott Ellis     Tootsie

Daniel Fish     Oklahoma!

Joel Grey     Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish)

Cara Reichel     The Hello Girls

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER

Warren Carlyle     Kiss Me, Kate

Christopher Gattelli     The Cher Show

Denis Jones     Tootsie

David Neumann     Hadestown

Sergio Trujillo     Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

OUTSTANDING SCENIC DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

Beowulf Boritt     Bernhardt/Hamlet

Bunny Christie     Ink

Rachel Hauck     Hadestown

Rob Howell     The Ferryman

David Korins     Beetlejuice

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

Rob Howell     The Ferryman

Bob Mackie     The Cher Show

William Ivey Long     Beetlejuice

William Ivey Long     Tootsie

Arianne Phillips     Head Over Heels

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

Neil Austin     Ink

Stacey Derosier     Lewiston / Clarkston

Bradley King     Hadestown

Jason Lyons     Sugar in Our Wounds

Peter Mumford     King Kong

OUTSTANDING PROJECTION DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

Peter England     King Kong

Alex Basco Koch     Be More Chill

Peter Nigrini     Beetlejuice

Jeff Sugg     All My Sons

Tal Yarden     Network

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

John Gromada     All My Sons

Peter Hylenski     King Kong

Drew Levy     Oklahoma!

Eric Sleichim     Network

Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz     Hadestown

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRATIONS

Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose     Hadestown

Simon Hale     Girl from the North Country

Joseph Joubert     Carmen Jones

Daniel Kluger     Oklahoma!

Harold Wheeler     Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY

McKinley Belcher III     The Light

Bryan Cranston     Network

Daveed Diggs     White Noise

Bill Irwin     On Beckett

Jeremy Pope     Choir Boy

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Glenn Close     Mother of the Maid

Edie Falco     The True

Glenda Jackson     King Lear

Mandi Masden     The Light

Elaine May     The Waverly Gallery

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Brooks Ashmanskas     The Prom

Reeve Carney     Hadestown

Damon Daunno     Oklahoma!

Santino Fontana     Tootsie

Steven Skybell     Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Stephanie J. Block     The Cher Show

Kelli O’Hara     Kiss Me, Kate

Beth Leavel     The Prom

Anika Noni Rose     Carmen Jones

Mare Winningham     Girl from the North Country

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Bertie Carvel     Ink

John Clay III     Choir Boy

Hugh Dancy     Apologia

John Procaccino     Downstairs

Benjamin Walker     All My Sons

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Joan Allen     The Waverly Gallery

Stephanie Berry     Sugar in Our Wounds

Fionnula Flanagan     The Ferryman

Harriett D. Foy     The House That Will Not Stand

Celia Keenan-Bolger     To Kill a Mockingbird

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

John Behlmann     Tootsie

André De Shields     Hadestown

Reg Rogers     Tootsie

George Salazar     Be More Chill

Ephraim Sykes     Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Amber Gray     Hadestown

Leslie Kritzer     Beetlejuice

Bonnie Milligan     Head Over Heels

Sarah Stiles     Tootsie

Ali Stroker     Oklahoma!

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE

Mike Birbiglia     The New One

Maddie Corman     Accidentally Brave

Jake Gyllenhaal     A Life

Carey Mulligan     Girls & Boys

Renée Taylor     My Life on a Diet

JOHN GASSNER AWARD

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

Jeremy O. Harris     Slave Play

Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell     The Lifespan of a Fact

Donja R. Love     Sugar in Our Wounds

Ming Peiffer     Usual Girls

Charly Evon Simpson     Behind the Sheet


SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

The Executive Committee voted and decided upon the presentation of Special Achievement Awards to:

The Puppetry Team That Created and Operates King Kong
recognizing the artistry and technical achievement that brings a 2,000-pound gorilla to life:

 * Puppet designer and builder Sonny Tilders and the Creature Technology Company

 * Scenic designer Peter England, who collaborated on the aesthetics of the puppet 

* Aerial and movement director Gavin Robins 

* The members of the King’s Company, who move Kong on stage: Mike Baerga, Rhaamell Burke-Missouri, Jōvan Dansberry, Casey Garvin, Gabriel Hyman, Marty Lawson, Roberto Olvera, Khadija Tariyan, Lauren Yalango-Grant, and David Yijae

 * Kong’s Voodoo Operators, who control his facial expressions: Jon Hoche, Danny Miller, and Jacob Williams.

The York Theatre Company

James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director

Evans Haile, Executive Director
in recognition of 50 years of producing new musicals, as well as classics from the past


PLEASE NOTE: This season’s early production of The Boys in the Band was not eligible for Outer Critics Circle Awards because the production did not accommodate the nominators, due to the limited ticket availability and limited run of the show.

Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song was considered by the OCC for its off-Broadway run during the 2017-2018 season, and only new elements considered for its Broadway transfer.

Per the petitioning of its producers, the Broadway production of Hadestownwas considered in all musical-related categories due to substantial changes to its book, score, and production.


PRODUCTIONS WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS

Hadestown – 12, Tootsie – 10, Oklahoma! – 6, All My Sons – 5, The Ferryman – 5, Ink – 5, Be More Chill – 4, Beetlejuice – 4, Girl from the North Country – 4, Head Over Heels – 4, The Hello Girls – 4, The Light – 4, Network – 4, The Prom– 4, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations – 3, Carmen Jones– 3, The Cher Show – 3, Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish) – 3, King Kong – 3 (plus a special achievement award), Kiss Me, Kate – 3, To Kill a Mockingbird – 3, Sugar in Our Wounds – 3, The Waverly Gallery – 3, The House That Will Not Stand – 2, Choir Boy – 2, The House That Will Not Stand – 2,Lewiston / Clarkston – 2, White Noise – 2


2018-19 Outer Critics Circle Nominating Committee

David, Gordon, Simon Saltzman, Patrick Hoffman, Joseph Cervelli,  Harry Haun, Cynthia Allen, Richard Ridge, David Roberts and Janice Simpson

Broadway

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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