OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE ANNOUNCES NOMINEE WINNERS

Helen Mirren



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 yesterday its nominees for the 2014-15 season in 24 categories. Broadway stars Raúl Esparza and Katie Finneran presided over the (11AM) announcement ceremony at Manhattan’s Friars Club.



Celebrating its 65th 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, websites, radio and television stations, and theatre publications in America and abroad. The winners will be announced on Monday, May 11th. The annual Gala Awards Dinner and presentation of awards to the winners will be held on Thursday, May 21st (4PM) at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant.


Outer Critics Circle

2014-2015 Award Nominations



OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY



The Audience

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Wolf Hall



OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL



An American in Paris

It Shoulda Been You

The Last Ship

Something Rotten!

The Visit



OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY



Between Riverside and Crazy

The City of Conversation

The Nether

Rasheeda Speaking

The Village Bike




OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL



A Christmas Memory

Disenchanted

The Fortress of Solitude

Hamilton

Lonesome Traveler



OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL



(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Hamilton

It Shoulda Been You

The Last Ship

Something Rotten!

The Visit



OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE



(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Hamilton

It Shoulda Been You

The Last Ship

Something Rotten!

The Visit



OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY



(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

The Elephant Man

Fashions for Men

The Heidi Chronicles

Skylight

You Can’t Take It With You



OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL



(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Into the Woods

The King and I

On the Town

On the Twentieth Century

Side Show



OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY



Stephen Daldry The Audience

Marianne Elliott The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Scott Ellis The Elephant Man

Scott Ellis You Can’t Take It With You

Jeremy Herrin Wolf Hall



OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL



Scott Ellis On the Twentieth Century

Thomas Kail Hamilton

Casey Nicholaw Something Rotten!

David Hyde Pierce It Shoulda Been You

Christopher Wheeldon An American in Paris



OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER



Joshua Bergasse On the Town

Andy Blankenbuehler Hamilton

Warren Carlyle On the Twentieth Century

Casey Nicholaw Something Rotten!

Christopher Wheeldon An American in Paris



OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN



(Play or Musical)

Bunny Christie The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Bob Crowley An American in Paris

Scott Pask Something Rotten!

David Rockwell On the Twentieth Century

Michael Yeargan The King and I



OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN



(Play or Musical)

Gregg Barnes Something Rotten!

Bob Crowley The Audience

William Ivey Long On the Twentieth Century

Christopher Orem Wolf Hall

Catherine Zuber The King and I



OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN



(Play or Musical)
Paule Constable The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Jeff Croiter Something Rotten!

Rick Fisher The Audience

Natasha Katz An American in Paris

Japhy Weideman The Visit



OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY



Reed Birney I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard

Bradley Cooper The Elephant Man

Stephen McKinley Henderson Between Riverside and Crazy

Ben Miles Wolf Hall

Alex Sharp The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time



OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY



Greta Gerwig The Village Bike

Jan Maxwell The City of Conversation

Helen Mirren The Audience

Elisabeth Moss The Heidi Chronicles

Tonya Pinkins Rasheeda Speaking



OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL



Christian Borle Something Rotten!

Brian d’Arcy James Something Rotten!

Robert Fairchild An American in Paris

Peter Gallagher On the Twentieth Century

Tony Yazbeck On the Town



OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL



Kristin Chenoweth On the Twentieth Century

Leanne Cope An American in Paris

Tyne Daly It Shoulda Been You

Kelli O’Hara The King and I

Chita Rivera The Visit



OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY



Paul Jesson Wolf Hall

Richard McCabe The Audience

Alessandro Nivola The Elephant Man

Nathaniel Parker Wolf Hall

Bryce Pinkham The Heidi Chronicles



OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY



Annaleigh Ashford You Can’t Take It With You

Patricia Clarkson The Elephant Man

Francesca Faridany The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Julie Halston You Can’t Take It With You

Lydia Leonard Wolf Hall



OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL



John Cariani Something Rotten!

Josh Grisetti It Shoulda Been You

Andy Karl On the Twentieth Century

Paul Alexander Nolan Doctor Zhivago

Max von Essen An American in Paris



OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL



Heidi Blickenstaff Something Rotten!

Victoria Clark Gigi

Megan Fairchild On the Town

Ruthie Ann Miles The King and I

Mary Louise Wilson On the Twentieth Century



OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE



Joe Assadourian The Bullpen

Jim Dale Just Jim Dale

Tom Dugan Wiesenthal

Cush Jumbo Josephine and I

Benjamin Scheuer The Lion



JOHN GASSNER AWARD



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

Ayad Akhtar The Invisible Hand

Halley Feiffer I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard

Elizabeth Irwin My Mañana Comes

Markus Potter Stalking the Bogeyman

Benjamin Scheuer The Lion





Nominations Talley for 3 or more:



Something Rotten! 12; On the Twentieth Century 9; An American in Paris 8; Wolf Hall 7; It Shoulda Been You

6; The Audience 6; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 6; Hamilton 5; The Elephant Man 5; The King and I 5; The Visit 5; On The Town 4; You Can’t Take It With You 4; The Heidi Chronicles 3; The Last Ship 3



***Please note: Disgraced, Fun Home and Hand to God received nominations and or awards from Outer Critics Circle in previous seasons and therefore were not considered for this year.




2014-15 Outer Critics Circle Executive / Nominating Committee



Simon Saltzman (President)

Mario Fratti (Vice-President) Patrick Hoffman (Corresponding Secretary)

Stanley L. Cohen (Treasurer) Glenn Loney (Historian & Member-at-Large)

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




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