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SISTER ACT and ANYTHING GOES Lead 61st Annual Outer Critics Circle Award Nominees Announced Today

61st Annual Awards

Outer Critics Circle Announce

2010-11 Season Nominees

 “Sister Act” heads the list with 9 Nominations followed by

“Anything Goes” with 8 Nominations!

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators covering New York theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, announced today (April 26, 2011) its nominees for the 2010-11 season in 23 categories. Broadway stars and former Outer Critics Circle Award-winners Tyne Daly and Brian d'Arcy James, presided over the (11AM) announcement ceremony sponsored by ShowBiz411.com at Manhattan’s historic Algonquin Hotel. 

Based on a recommendation by the OCC Executive Committee,  two Special Achievement Awards will be given this year --- 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.”

Celebrating its 61st 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, websites, radio and television stations, and theatre publications in America and abroad.  The winners of the following categories will be announced on Monday, May 16th and the annual awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 26th (4PM) at the legendary Sardi’s Restaurant.

Outer Critics Circle

2010-2011 Award Nominations

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 & Lizzie 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

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)

 

 

Nominations Tally for 3 or more:  (9) Nominations: Sister Act; (8) Nominations: Anything Goes; (6) Nominations: The Book of Mormon, The Motherf**ker With the Hat; (5) Nominations: Good People, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; (4) Nominations: The Importance of Being Earnest, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, War Horse, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; (3)Nominations: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Brief Encounter, Catch Me If You Can, Other Desert Cities.

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