Andrea Martin, Billy Porter, Victoria Clark & More Present at 64th Outer Critics Circle Awards Tonight
Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, welcomes Broadway stars Billy Porter, Victoria Clark, Terrence Mann, Andrea Martin and Shuler Hensley as gala award presenters for the 64th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony tonight, May 22nd (4PM) at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant. In addition to being acclaimed stage performers, the stars are also former recipients of the esteemed Outer Critics Circle Award. The national organization will post award winners in 24 Broadway/Off-Broadway categories.
Celebrating its 64th 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.
Martin is currently starring opposite Santino Fontana, Chuck Cooper and Tony Shalhoub in "Act One," a play adapted and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography of theater legend writer and director Moss Hart. The actress will take on several roles in the production including Hart's tragic aunt, a literary agent and writer Beatrice Kaufman.
Martin will also be featured in an upcoming revival of Michael Frayn's Tony-nominated farce "Noises Off," which is set to begin performances in January 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway.
The actress made her Broadway debut in the musical My Favorite Year, for which she won the Tony Award, Theatre World Award, and Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She most recently starred in the revival of Pippin for which she won her second Tony. Additional Broadway credits include Candide (1997) and Oklahoma! (2002)-both of which brought her Tony nominations-and Fiddler on the Roof (2005). She appeared in the Broadway premiere of Young Frankenstein (2007) as Frau Blucher. Her film roles include parts in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."
Photo by Walter McBride.