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Outer Critics Circle Announces Nominees for the 62nd Annual Awards

62nd Annual Awards
Outer Critics Circle Announce
2011-12 Season Nominees
“Nice Work If You Can Get It” Heads the List with 9 Nominations
followed by
“Newsies” & “Once” with 7 Nominations

The First Broadway/Off-Broadway Award Nominees of the Season!

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 23, 2012) its nominees for the 2011-12 season in 24 categories. Broadway stars Lily Rabe and Richard Thomas presided over the (11AM) announcement ceremony underwritten by Mark D. Friedman, SVP at Halstead Property LLC at Manhattan’s Friars Club. 

{module ad_left_body}In addition, the OCC honored The Public Theater on its 50th Anniversary for presenting free theater at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Alumni of Shakespeare in the Park and Public Theater productions Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara presented the special award to The Public’s Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham.

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, websites, radio and television stations, and theatre publications in America and abroad.  The winners of the following categories 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.

Outer Critics Circle

2011-2012 Award Nominations

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY

The Lyons
One Man, Two Guvnors
Seminar
Stick Fly

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

Bonnie & Clyde
Newsies
Once
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY 

Blood and Gifts
The School for Lies
Sons of the Prophet
Tribes

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Death Takes a Holiday
Lucky Guy
Play It Cool
Queen of the Mist

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

Newsies
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Once
Queen of the Mist

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Bonnie & Clyde
Death Takes a Holiday
Newsies
Queen of the Mist

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

The Best Man
Death of a Salesman
The Lady From Dubuque
Private Lives

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

Carrie
Evita
Follies
Porgy and Bess

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

Mark Brokaw   The Lyons
David Cromer   Tribes
Nicholas Hytner   One Man, Two Guvnors
Mike Nichols   Death of a Salesman

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Jeff Calhoun   Newsies
Michael Grandage   Evita
Kathleen Marshall   Nice Work If You Can Get It
John Tiffany   Once

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER

Rob Ashford     Evita
Christopher Gattelli   Newsies
Steven Hoggett   Once
Kathleen Marshall   Nice Work If You Can Get It

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
(Play or Musical)

Bob Crowley   Once
Derek McLane   Nice Work If You Can Get It
Christopher Oram   Evita
George Tsypin   Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
(Play or Musical)

Gregg Barnes   Follies
Eiko Ishioka   Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
William Ivey Long   Don’t Dress for Dinner
Martin Pakledinaz   Nice Work If You Can Get It

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
(Play or Musical)

Neil Austin   Evita
Donald Holder   Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Brian MacDevitt   Death of a Salesman
Hugh Vanstone   Ghost: The Musical

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY

James Corden   One Man, Two Guvnors
Santino Fontana   Sons of the Prophet
Russell Harvard   Tribes
Philip Seymour Hoffman   Death of a Salesman
Hamish Linklater   The School for Lies

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Tracie Bennett   End of the Rainbow
Tyne Daly   Master Class
Linda Lavin   The Lyons
Nicole Ari Parker   A Streetcar Named Desire
Laila Robins   The Lady From Dubuque

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Danny Burstein   Follies
Raúl Esparza   Leap of Faith
Jeremy Jordan   Newsies
Steve Kazee   Once
Norm Lewis   Porgy and Bess

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Jan Maxwell   Follies
Marin Mazzie   Carrie
Audra McDonald   Porgy and Bess
Cristin Milioti   Once
Kelli O’Hara   Nice Work If You Can Get It

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Will Brill   Tribes
Tom Edden   One Man, Two Guvnors
Andrew Garfield   Death of a Salesman
James Earl Jones   The Best Man
Jefferson Mays   Blood and Gifts

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Joanna Gleason   Sons of the Prophet
Spencer Kayden   Don’t Dress for Dinner
Angela Lansbury   The Best Man
Judith Light   Other Desert Cities
Daphne Rubin-Vega   A Streetcar Named Desire

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Phillip Boykin   Porgy and Bess
Andrew Keenan-Bolger   Newsies
Michael McGrath   Nice Work If You Can Get It
Patrick Page   Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Chris Sullivan   Nice Work If You Can Get It

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Jayne Houdyshell   Follies
Judy Kaye   Nice Work If You Can Get It
Rebecca Luker   Death Takes a Holiday
Da’Vine Joy Randolph   Ghost: The Musical
Melissa Van Der Schyff   Bonnie & Clyde

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE

Judy Gold   My Life as a Sitcom
David Greenspan   The Patsy
Denis O’Hare   An Iliad
Stephen Spinella   An Iliad

JOHN GASSNER AWARD
(Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)

Robert Askins   Hand to God
Gabe McKinley    CQ/CX
Erika Sheffer   Russian Transport
Jeff Talbot   The Submission

Nominations Talley for 3 or more:

9 - Nice Work If You Can Get It;  7 - Newsies, Once;  5 – Follies, Death of a Salesman, Evita, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; 4 - One Man, Two Guvnors, Porgy and Bess, Tribes; 3 - The Best Man, Bonnie & Clyde, Death Takes a Holiday, The Lyons, Queen of the Mist, Sons of the Prophet;

NOTE: The Nominating Committee attended all of this season’s Broadway productions prior to the OCC Award cut-off date. “Venus in Fur,” “Clybourne Park,” "Peter and the Starcatcher” and “Other Desert Cities” were considered in previous seasons, but new cast members were taken into consideration for this season.

2011-12 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)