Outer Critics Circle Awards 2016 nominations




The nominations for the 66th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards have now been officially announced. The winners will be announced on 9 May 2016, with the annual Gala Awards Dinner and presentation on 26 May 2016 at Sardi's.

The Broadway musicals American Psycho and She Loves Me lead the pack with 8 nominations each, followed by Bright Star and On Your Feet! with 7 nominations.

2016 nominations by category are:

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY

  • Eclipsed
  • The Father
  • The Humans
  • King Charles III
  • Thérèse Raquin

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

  • American Psycho
  • Bright Star
  • On Your Feet!
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • Waitress

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

  • The Christians
  • Familiar
  • Gloria
  • Hold On to Me Darling
  • The Legend of Georgia McBride

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

  • Cagney
  • Daddy Long Legs
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Lazarus
  • Southern Comfort

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

  • Lazarus (David Bowie and Enda Walsh)
  • Daddy Long Legs (John Caird)
  • On Your Feet! (Alexander Dinelaris)
  • Dear Evan Hansen (Steven Levenson)
  • Bright Star (Steve Martin)

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

  • Waitress (Sara Bareilles)
  • Daddy Long Legs (Paul Gordon)
  • Bright Star (Steve Martin and Edie Brickell)
  • Dear Evan Hansen (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)
  • American Psycho (Duncan Sheik)

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

  • Blackbird
  • The Crucible
  • Fool for Love
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • A View From the Bridge

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

  • The Color Purple
  • Dames at Sea
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • She Loves Me
  • Spring Awakening

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

  • Evan Cabnet, Gloria
  • Mike Donahue, The Legend of Georgia McBride
  • Rupert Goold, King Charles III
  • Joe Mantello, The Humans
  • Ivo van Hove, A View From the Bridge

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

  • Michael Arden, Spring Awakening
  • Walter Bobbie, Bright Star
  • Scott Ellis, She Loves Me
  • Rupert Goold, American Psycho
  • Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

  • Reed Birney, The Humans
  • Gabriel Byrne, Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Frank Langella, The Father
  • Mark Strong, A View From the Bridge
  • Ben Whishaw, The Crucible

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

  • Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
  • Jessica Lange, Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Lupita Nyong'o, Eclipsed
  • Nicola Walker, A View From the Bridge
  • Michelle Williams, Blackbird

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

  • Alex Brightman, School of Rock
  • Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
  • Robert Creighton, Cagney
  • Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
  • Benjamin Walker, American Psycho

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

  • Laura Benanti, She Loves Me
  • Carmen Cusack, Bright Star
  • Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
  • Jessie Mueller, Waitress
  • Ana Villafañe, On Your Feet!

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

  • Sanjit De Silva, Dry Powder
  • Matt McGrath, The Legend of Georgia McBride
  • Jim Norton, The Crucible
  • Robert Sella, Sylvia
  • Michael Shannon, Long Day's Journey Into Night

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

  • Pascale Armand, Eclipsed
  • Zainab Jah, Eclipsed
  • Judith Light, Thérèse Raquin
  • Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed
  • Myra Lucretia Taylor, Familiar

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

  • Nicholas Barasch, She Loves Me
  • Roger Bart, Disaster!
  • Michael Esper, Lazarus
  • Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress
  • Terrence Mann, Tuck Everlasting

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

  • Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
  • Andrea Burns, On Your Feet!
  • Sophia Anne Caruso, Lazarus
  • Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me
  • Hélene Yorke, American Psycho

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

  • Mike Birbiglia, Thank God for Jokes
  • Kathleen Chalfant, Rose
  • Anne Hathaway, Grounded
  • James Lecesne, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
  • Daphne Rubin-Vega, Empanada Loca

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

  • Joshua Bergasse, Cagney
  • Spencer Liff, Spring Awakening
  • Josh Rhodes, Bright Star
  • Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea
  • Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet!

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
(Play or Musical)

  • Beowulf Boritt, Thérèse Raquin
  • David Korins, Misery
  • Mimi Lien, John
  • David Rockwell, She Loves Me
  • Walt Spangler, Tuck Everlasting

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
(Play or Musical)

  • ESosa, On Your Feet!
  • Jane Greenwood, Bright Star
  • Katrina Lindsay, American Psycho
  • Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me
  • Tom Scutt, King Charles III

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
(Play or Musical)

  • Donald Holder, She Loves Me
  • Natasha Katz, Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Kenneth Posner, On Your Feet!
  • Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening
  • Justin Townsend, American Psycho

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

  • Boy by Anna Ziegler
  • I and You by Lauren Gunderson
  • Ironbound by Martyna Majok
  • The Royale by Marco Ramirez
  • Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino

The Broadway productions of Hamilton, Blackbird and Disaster! were not eligible for nominations this year, as they had previously been considered during their off-Broadway engagements. Due to OCC's nomination deadline, the producers of the new Broadway musical Shuffle Along asked to be considered with next season's entries.

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