Award Season Begins! AMERICAN PSYCHO and SHE LOVES ME Lead the Pack with Outer Critics Circle Nominations
Just this morning, Something Rotten and Spotlight star Brian d'Arcy James along with this season's break-out and genuflecting sensation Jennifer Simard from Broadway's Disaster announced the The Outer Critics Circle nominees for the 2015-16 season from New York's legendary Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th Street.) Outer Critics Circle nominations are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York Theater season. Of note, because they were eligible last year for their Off-Broadway incarnations, HAMILTON, BLACKBIRD and DISASTER! were only eligible for new elements.
Due to OCC's nomination deadline, the producers of the new Broadway musical SHUFFLE ALONG asked to be considered with next season's entries.
Leading the pack were AMERICAN PYSCHO and SHE LOVES ME with 8 nominations each, followed by BRIGHT STAR, and ON YOUR FEET! with 7 nominations, DEAR EVAN HANSEN (Off-Broadway) with 6 and ECLIPSED, LAZARUS, SPRING AWAKENING and LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT with 5.
Check out the full list of nominees below:
OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY
King Charles III
OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
On Your Feet!
OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
Hold On to Me Darling
The Legend of Georgia McBride
OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
Daddy Long Legs
Dear Evan Hansen
OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or off-Broadway)
Lazarus (David Bowie and Enda Walsh)
Daddy Long Legs (John Caird)
On Your Feet! (Alexander Dinelaris)
Dear Evan Hansen (Steven Levenson)
Bright Star (Steve Martin)
OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE (Broadway or off-Broadway)
Waitress (Sara Bareilles)
Daddy Long Legs (Paul Gordon)
Bright Star (Steve Martin and Edie Brickell)
Dear Evan Hansen (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)
American Psycho (Duncan Sheik)
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY (Broadway or off-Broadway)
Fool for Love
Long Day's Journey Into Night
A View From the Bridge
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or off-Broadway)
The Color Purple
Dames at Sea
Fiddler on the Roof
She Loves Me
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN (Play or Musical)
Donald Holder, She Loves Me
Natasha Katz, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Kenneth Posner, On Your Feet!
Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening
Justin Townsend, American Psycho
John Gassner AWARD (Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
Boy by Anna Ziegler
I and You by Lauren Gunderson
Ironbound by Martyna Majok
The Royale by Marco Ramirez
Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino
Celebrating its 66th 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 will be announced on Monday, May 9th. The annual Gala Awards Dinner and presentation of awards to the winners will be held on Thursday, May 26th (3PM) at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant.