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Outer Critics Circle Nominees- What It All Means for the Tonys!

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Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, today announced the nominees for the 2011-12 season. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a chart that illustrates the number of Outer Critics Circle nominees that were subsequently nominated for Tony Awards. Additionally, we calculated the percentage of eligible nominees that earned Tony Awards in the past five years (discounting off-Broadway nominations). Check out the chances that this years OCC nominees have at a Tony nod below!

Click here for a full list of the 2012 nominees.

  Eligible OCC Nominees That
Earned Tony Nominations
Percentage
2011 52 of 82 63%
2010 47 of 75 62%
2009 48 of 87 55%
2008 44 of 72 61%
2007 50 of 74  68%

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 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.

Stage and screen stars Kristin Chenoweth & Jim Parsons will announce this year's Tony nominees on May 1, 8:30am EST at New York Public Library. The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10, 2012.


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