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Outer Critics Circle Announces 2013-14 Award Winners - GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Leads Pack; Followed by BULLETS & MENAGERIE

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2013-14 season in 24 categories.

Broadway stars Billy Porter, Victoria Clark, Terrence Mann, Andrea Martinand Shuler Hensley will serve as gala award presenters at the upcoming 64thAnnual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony on May 22nd (4PM) at the legendary Sardis Restaurant. In addition to being acclaimed stage performers, the stars are also former recipients of the esteemed Outer Critics Circle Award.

Based on recommendations by the OCC Executive Committee, a Special Achievement Award will be given to animal rescuer, trainer and coach Bill Berloni of Bill Berloni Theatrical Animals in recognition of this season's outstanding performances by his dogs in "Annie," "The Open House," "The Threepenny Opera," "Bullets Over Broadway" and "Lady Day" as well as for the 300 dogs he has found in homeless shelters and made into theater stars over his illustrious career.

Celebrating its 64th 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, web sites, radio and television stations, and theatre publications in America and abroad.

(Winners names are in bold preceded by an asterisk. *)

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY
Act One
* All the Way
Casa Valentina
Outside Mullingar
The Realistic Joneses

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
After Midnight
Aladdin
Beautiful The Carole King Musical
* A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Rocky

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
Appropriate
Choir Boy
* The Explorer's Club
The Heir Apparent
Stage Kiss

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
Far From Heaven
* Fun Home
Murder For Two
Storyville
What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Aladdin
Beautiful The Carole King Musical
Fun Home
* Robert L. Freedman - A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Rocky

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE - The Marjorie Gunner Award (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Aladdin
* Jason Robert Brown - The Bridges of Madison County
Fun Home
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
If / Then

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
The Cripple of Inishmaan
* The Glass Menagerie
Machinal
Twelfth Night
The Winslow Boy

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Cabaret
* Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
LES MISERABLES
Violet

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY - The Lucille Lortel Award
* Tim Carroll Twelfth Night
Michael Grandage The Cripple of Inishmaan
Lindsay Posner The Winslow Boy
Bill Rauch All the Way
Lyndsey Turner Machinal

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Warren Carlyle After Midnight
Laurence Connor & James Powell LES MISERABLES
Sam Gold Fun Home
Alex Timbers Rocky
* Darko Tresnjak A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER
* Warren Carlyle After Midnight
Peggy Hickey A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Steven Hoggett & Kelly Devine Rocky
Casey Nicholaw Aladdin
Susan Stroman Bullets Over Broadway

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN (Play or Musical)
* Christopher Barreca Rocky
Beowulf Boritt Act One
Bob Crowley Aladdin
Es Devlin Machinal
Alexander Dodge A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN (Play or Musical)
Gregg Barnes Aladdin
Linda Cho A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
* William Ivey Long Bullets Over Broadway
Jenny Tiramani Twelfth Night
Isabel Toledo After Midnight

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN (Play or Musical)
* Kevin Adams Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Howell Binkley After Midnight
Paule Constable LES MISERABLES
Natasha Katz Aladdin
Philip S. Rosenberg A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY
* Bryan Cranston All the Way
Ian McKellen No Man's Land
Brían F. O'Byrne Outside Mullingar
Mark Rylance Twelfth Night
Tony Shalhoub Act One

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Tyne Daly Mothers and Sons
Rebecca Hall Machinal
Jessica Hecht Stage Kiss
* Cherry Jones The Glass Menagerie
Estelle Parsons The Velocity of Autumn

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Michael Cerveris Fun Home
Neil Patrick Harris Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Andy Karl Rocky
* Jefferson Mays A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Bryce Pinkham A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Sutton Foster Violet
* Audra McDonald Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Jessie Mueller Beautiful The Carole King Musical
Kelli O'Hara The Bridges of Madison County
Michelle Williams Cabaret

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Paul Chahidi Twelfth Night
Michael Cyril Creighton Stage Kiss
John McMartin All the Way
Alessandro Nivola The Winslow Boy
* Brian J. Smith The Glass Menagerie

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY (TIE VOTE!)
Barbara Barrie I Remember Mama
* Andrea Martin Act One
Sophie Okonedo A Raisin in the Sun
Anika Noni Rose A Raisin in the Sun
* Mare Winningham Casa Valentina

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Danny Burstein Cabaret
* Nick Cordero Bullets Over Broadway
Joshua Henry Violet
James Monroe Iglehart Aladdin
Jarrod Spector Beautiful The Carole King Musical

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Judy Kuhn Fun Home
Anika Larsen Beautiful The Carole King Musical
Sydney Lucas Fun Home
* Marin Mazzie Bullets Over Broadway
Lisa O'Hare A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
Jim Brochu Character Man
Debra Jo Rupp Becoming Dr. Ruth
Ruben Santiago-Hudson How I Learned What I Learned
Alexandra Silber Arlington
* John Douglas Thompson Satchmo at the Waldorf

JOHN GASSNER AWARD (Triple TIE VOTE!)
(Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
Scott Z. Burns The Library
* Eric Dufault Year of the Rooster
* Madeleine George The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence
* Steven Levenson The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin
Lauren Yee The Hatmaker's Wife

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Bill Berloni of Bill Berloni Theatrical Animals in recognition of this season's outstanding performances by his dogs in "Annie," "The Open House," "The Threepenny Opera," "Bullets Over Broadway" and "Lady Day" as well as for the 300 dogs he has found in homeless shelters and made into theater stars over his illustrious career.

Winners Talley for 2 or more:

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder 4; Bullets Over Broadway 3; The Glass Menagerie 3; All the Way 2; Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2;

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