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Vilanch will Host the Outer Critics Circle Awards on May 26th

Hairspray star Bruce Vilanch will emcee the Outer Critics Circle 55th annual awards ceremony on Thursday, May 26th at 4PM at Sardi's restaurant (234 West 44th Street). 

Along with Vilanch, celebrity presenters will include Mario Cantone, Jim Dale, Jill Eickenberry, Jeff Goldblum, Lily Rabe, Freddy Roman and Michael Tucker. The celebration, to which admission is by invitation only, will start with cocktails at 4 PM with the award presentations slated for 5 PM.

This season is the 55th 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.

Doubt and Spamalot led the pack of Outer Critics Circle winners, with 4 awards each.  The list of winners is as follows:

OUTSTANDING BROADWAY PLAY--Doubt

OUTSTANDING BROADWAY MUSICAL--Monty Python's Spamalot

OUTSTANDING OFF-BROADWAY PLAY (tie)--Fat Pig and Going to St. Ives

OUTSTANDING OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL--AltarBoyz

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY--Twelve Angry Men

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL--La Cage aux Folles

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY--Doug Hughes- Doubt

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL--Mike Nichols-Monty Python's Spamalot

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY--Jerry Mitchell -La Cage aux Folles

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN--Anthony Ward -Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN--Tim Hatley -Monty Python's Spamalot

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN--Christopher Akerlind -The Light in the Piazza

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY--Brian F. OByrne - Doubt

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY--Cherry Jones - Doubt

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL--Norbert Leo Butz -Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL--Victoria Clark -The Light in the Piazza

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY-- Jeff Goldblum -The Pillowman

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY--Amy Ryan -A Streetcar Named Desire

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL--Dan Fogler -The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL--Sara Ramirez -Monty Python's Spamalot

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE--Billy Crystal -700 Sundays

JOHN GASSNER AWARD--Ron Hutchinson -Moonlight and Magnolias

SPECIAL  AWARD--Marjorie Gunner for 25 Years as the President of the Outer Critics Circle




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