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WAR HORSE, MORMON, THE KID, Benanti, Gad Among 2011 Outer Critics Circle Winners!

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Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for all media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2010-11 season in 23 categories.

As previously announced, based on recommendations by the OCC Executive Committee, Special Achievement Awards will be given to Ellen Barkin for her Outstanding Broadway Debut in "The Normal Heart" and Adrian Kohler with Basil Jones for Handspring Puppet Company Puppet Design, Fabrication and Direction for "War Horse."

Charles Busch, Julie Halston, Swoosie Kurtz and Brian d'Arcy James --- will serve as presenters at the organization's 61st Annual Award ceremony on Thursday, May 26th (4PM) at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street).

Celebrating its 61st 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.


Outer Critics Circle
2010-2011 Award Nominees and Winners


OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Good People
The Motherf**ker With the Hat
* War Horse


OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
* The Book of Mormon
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Sister Act
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown


OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
Blood From a Stone
Kin
* Other Desert Cities
The Other Place

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
Freckleface Strawberry
In Transit
* The Kid
Tomorrow Morning


OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE (Broadway or Off-Broadway)

* The Book of Mormon
Catch Me If You Can
Sister Act
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

 

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Born Yesterday
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Merchant of Venice
* The Normal Heart


OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)

* Anything Goes
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Hello Again
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
* Marianne Elliott & Tom Morris War Horse
Emma Rice Brief Encounter
Anna D. Shapiro The Motherf**cker With the Hat
Daniel Sullivan Good People


OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Rob Ashford How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Kathleen Marshall Anything Goes
* Casey Nicholaw & Trey Parker The Book of Mormon
Jerry Zaks Sister Act


OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER
Rob Ashford How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Ross Coleman Priscilla Queen of the Desert
* Kathleen Marshall Anything Goes
Casey Nicholaw The Book of Mormon


OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN (Play or Musical)

Desmond Heeley The Importance of Being Earnest
Derek McLane Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
* Neil Murray Brief Encounter
Todd Rosenthal The Motherf**ker With the Hat


OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN (Play or Musical)

Lez Brotherston Sister Act
* Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Desmond Heeley The Importance of Being Earnest
Lizz Wolf Baby It's You!


OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN (Play or Musical)

* Paule Constable War Horse
Natasha Katz Sister Act
David Lander Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Malcolm Rippeth Brief Encounter


OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Reed Birney The Dream of the Burning Boy
Bobby Cannavale The Motherf**ker With the Hat
Joe Mantello The Normal Heart
Al Pacino The Merchant of Venice
* Mark Rylance Jerusalem



OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY (tie-win!)

* Nina Arianda Born Yesterday
Edie Falco The House of Blue Leaves
Judith Light Lombardi
* Frances McDormand Good People
Laurie Metcalf The Other Place


OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Norbert Leo Butz Catch Me If You Can
* Josh Gad The Book of Mormon
Daniel Radcliffe How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Tony Sheldon Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Aaron Tveit Catch Me If You Can


OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Victoria Clark Sister Act
* Sutton Foster Anything Goes
Beth Leavel Baby It's You!
Patina Miller Sister Act
Donna Murphy The People in the Picture


OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

* Brian Bedford The Importance of Being Earnest
Evan Jonigkeit High
Stacy Keach Other Desert Cities
Seth Numrich War Horse
Yul Vázquez The Motherf**ker With the Hat


OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Renée Elise Goldsberry Good People
Linda Lavin Other Desert Cities
Estelle Parsons Good People
Alison Pill The House of Blue Leaves
* Elizabeth Rodriguez The Motherf**ker With the Hat


OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Colin Donnell Anything Goes
* Adam Godley Anything Goes
Chester Gregory Sister Act
John Larroquette How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
John McMartin Anything Goes


OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

* Laura Benanti Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Nikki M. James The Book of Mormon
Patti LuPone Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Marla Mindelle Sister Act
Laura Osnes Anything Goes


OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE

Daniel Beaty Through the Night
Mike Birbiglia My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
* John Leguizamo Ghetto Klown
Michael Shannon Mistakes Were Made


John Gassner AWARD

(Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
Amy Herzog After the Revolution
* Matthew Lopez The Whipping Man
David West Read The Dream of the Burning Boy
Kim Rosenstock Tigers Be Still


SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Ellen Barkin for her Outstanding Broadway Debut in The Normal Heart
Adrian Kohler with Basil Jones for Handspring Puppet Company Puppet Design, Fabrication and Direction for War Horse


2010-11 Outer Critics Circle Executive / Nominating Committee:
Simon Saltzman (President)
Mario Fratti (Vice-President) Patrick Hoffman (Corresponding Secretary)
Stanley L. Cohen (Treasurer) Glenn Loney (Historian & Member-at-Large)
Rosalind Friedman (Recording Secretary) and
Aubrey Reuben, Thomás Gentile & Harry Haun (Members-at-Large)

Award Tally for 2 or more:
War Horse, The Book of Mormon, Anything Goes (4); The Normal Heart (2).

 

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