Lily Rabe

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, is proud to report that Multi Award-winning stars Lily Rabe and Richard Thomas will announce the nominees for the 2011-12 season on Monday, April 23rd (11AM) at The Friars Club (57 East 55th Street- between Park and Madison Avenues). Outer Critics Circle will post award nominations in 23 categories and are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater season. In addition, the OCC will present an honorary award to The Public Theater on its 50th Anniversary presenting free theater at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. As a special treat, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara alumni of Shakespeare in the Park and Public Theater productions will present on this day (which also happens to be Shakespeare's birthday) the special award to The Public’s Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham.

Lily Rabe and Richard Thomas have numerous Broadway, television and film credits, and have also appeared in several productions at Shakespeare in the Park and for The Public.

Celebrating its 62nd season of bestowing awards of excellence in the field of theater, 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 of the following categories will be announced on Monday, May 14th and the annual awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 24th (4PM) at the legendary Sardi’s Restaurant.

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