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PIPPIN & KINKY BOOTS Lead Nominations as Outer Critics Circle Announces 2012-13 Season Nominees

63rd Annual Awards

Outer Critics Circle Announce

2012-13 Season Nominees

“Pippin” Heads the List with 11 Nominations!

Followed by

“Kinky Boots” with 9 Nominations

“Chaplin: The Musical” & “Cinderella” with 8 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 22, 2013) its nominees for the 2012-13 season in 24 categories. Broadway stars Robert Cuccioli (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) and Laila Robins (Dance of Death) presided over the (11AM) announcement ceremony at Manhattan’s Friars Club. 

Based on a recommendation by the OCC Executive Committee, a Special Achievement Award will be given to Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O’Reilly, Producing Director) in recognition of 25 years of producing outstanding theatre.

Celebrating its 63rd 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 13th and the annual awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 23rd (4PM) at the legendary Sardi’s Restaurant.

 

Outer Critics Circle

2012-2013 Award Nominations

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY

Grace

Lucky Guy

The Nance

The Testament of Mary

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

Chaplin: The Musical

A Christmas Story

Hands on a Hardbody

Kinky Boots

Matilda the Musical

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

Bad Jews

Cock

My Name is Asher Lev

Really Really

The Whale

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

February House

Dogfight

Giant

Here Lies Love

Murder Ballad

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Cinderella

Chaplin: The Musical

Dogfight

Kinky Boots

Matilda the Musical

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Chaplin: The Musical

Dogfight

Hands on a Hardbody

Here Lies Love

Kinky Boots


OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Golden Boy

Orphans

The Piano Lesson

The Trip to Bountiful

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

 

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Annie

Cinderella

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Passion

Pippin

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

Pam MacKinnon   Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Nicholas Martin   Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Jack O’Brien   The Nance

Bartlett Sher   Golden Boy

Michael Wilson   The Trip to Bountiful

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Warren Carlyle   Chaplin: The Musical

Scott Ellis   The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Jerry Mitchell   Kinky Boots

Diane Paulus   Pippin

Alex Timbers   Here Lies Love

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER

Warren Carlyle   Chaplin: The Musical

Peter Darling   Matilda the Musical

Jerry Mitchell   Kinky Boots

Josh Rhodes   Cinderella

Chet Walker   Pippin

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

John Lee Beatty   The Nance

Rob Howell   Matilda the Musical

David Korins   Here Lies Love

Scott Pask   Pippin

Michael Yeargan   Golden Boy

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

Amy Clark & Martin Pakledinaz   Chaplin: The Musical

Gregg Barnes   Kinky Boots

Dominique Lemieux   Pippin

William Ivey Long   Cinderella

William Ivey Long   The Mystery of Edwin Drood


OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

(Play or Musical)
Ken Billington   Chaplin: The Musical

Paul Gallo   Dogfight

Donald Holder   Golden Boy

Kenneth Posner   Cinderella

Kenneth Posner   Pippin

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Tom Hanks   Lucky Guy

Shuler Hensley   The Whale

Nathan Lane   The Nance

Tracy Letts   Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

David Hyde Pierce   Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Tracee Chimo   Bad Jews

Amy Morton   Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Vanessa Redgrave   The Revisionist

Joely Richardson   Ivanov

Cicely Tyson   The Trip to Bountiful

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Bertie Carvel   Matilda the Musical

Santino Fontana   Cinderella

Rob McClure   Chaplin: The Musical

Billy Porter   Kinky Boots

Matthew James Thomas   Pippin

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Lilla Crawford   Annie

Valisia LeKae   Motown: The Musical

Lindsay Mendez   Dogfight

Patina Miller   Pippin

Laura Osnes   Cinderella

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Danny Burstein   Golden Boy

Richard Kind   The Big Knife

Jonny Orsini   The Nance

Tony Shalhoub   Golden Boy

Tom Sturridge   Orphans

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Cady Huffman   The Nance

Judith Ivey   The Heiress

Judith Light   The Assembled Parties

Kristine Nielsen   Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanessa Williams   The Trip to Bountiful

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Will Chase   The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Dan Lauria   A Christmas Story

Raymond Luke   Motown: The Musical

Terrence Mann   Pippin

Daniel Stewart Sherman   Kinky Boots

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Annaleigh Ashford   Kinky Boots

Victoria Clark   Cinderella

Charlotte d’Amboise   Pippin

Andrea Martin   Pippin

Keala Settle   Hands on a Hardbody

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE

Bette Midler   I’ll Eat You Last

Martin Moran   All the Rage

Fiona Shaw   The Testament of Mary

Holland Taylor   Ann

Michael Urie   Buyer & Cellar

 

JOHN GASSNER AWARD

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

Ayad Akhtar   Disgraced

Paul Downs Colaizzo   Really Really

Joshua Harmon   Bad Jews

Samuel D. Hunter   The Whale

Aaron Posner  My Name is Asher Lev

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Irish Repertory Theatre

Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O’Reilly, Producing Director

in recognition of 25 years of producing outstanding theatre 

Nominations Talley for 3 or more:

11 –  Pippin; 9 – Kinky Boots;  8 – Chaplin: The Musical, Cinderella; 6- Golden Boy, The Nance; 5- Dogfight, Matilda the Musical; 4- Here Lies Love, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Trip to Bountiful, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; 3- Bad Jews, Hands on a Hardbody, The Whale

 

NOTE: The Nominating Committee attended all of this season’s Broadway productions prior to the OCC Award cut-off date. “The Other Place” was considered and nominated last season when it was produced Off Broadway.

2012-13 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)  

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