Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for all media covering New York celebrated the organization's 59th Annual Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 21st (4PM) at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street).

Celebrating its 59th 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, web sites, radio and television stations, and theatre publications in America and abroad.

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for all media covering New York theatre presented their theater awards for the 2008-09 season in 23 categories at its annual award ceremony.

This season is the 59th anniversary of the Outer Critics Circle, an association with members affiliated with more than ninety newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and theatre publications in America and abroad.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
The 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards Party at Sardi's

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Brian d'Arcy James and Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Brian d'Arcy James

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Tyne Daly

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Brian d'Arcy James

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Haydn Gwynne

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Haydn Gwynne

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Haydn Gwynne

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Haydn Gwynne

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Marcia Gay Harden

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Marcia Gay Harden

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Marcia Gay Harden

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Marcia Gay Harden

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Tim Hatley

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Tim Hatley

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Gregory Jbara

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Trent Kowalik

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
David Alvarez

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Kiril Kulish

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards

Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Amanda Root

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Amanda Root

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Geoffrey Rush

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Geoffrey Rush

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Josefina Scaglione

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Josefina Scaglione

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards

Joe DiPietro

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Joe DiPietro and David Bryan

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards

Amelia Bullmore, Amanda Root, Ben Miles, Jessica Hynes and Paul Ritter

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
The Toxic Avenger table with Tom Polum, Jean Cheever, Alexandria Quaas, David Bryan and Joe DiPietro

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
Alexandria Quaas and David Bryan

Photo Coverage: 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards
The 59th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards Party at Sardi's

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.