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2011 Outer Circle Critics Awards

Theatre Reviewers' Pick Their Faves for OCC Awards

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2011 Outer Circle Critics Awards

Outer Critics Circle

Outer Critics Circle

The Outer Circle Critics have announced their nominees for the May 16th awards that will be presented May 26th at the famed Sardi's Restaurant.

Winners are in bold.

 

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 MUSICAL

  • Freckleface Strawberry
  • In Transit
  • *The Kid*
  • Tomorrow Morning

 

 

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE

  • *The Book of Mormon*
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Sister Act
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

 

 

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

  • *Anything Goes*
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Hello Again
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

 

 

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 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 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 NEW BROADWAY PLAY

  • Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
  • Good People
  • The Motherf**ker With the Hat
  • *War Horse*

 

 

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

  • Blood From a Stone
  • Kin
  • *Other Desert Cities*
  • The Other Place

 

 

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY

  • Born Yesterday
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • *The Normal Heart*

 

 

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 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 DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

  • *Marianne Elliott & Tom Morris, War Horse*
  • Emma Rice, Brief Encounter
  • Anna D. Shapiro, The Motherf**ker With the Hat
  • Daniel Sullivan, Good People

 

 

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN

  • 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

  • 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

  • *Paule Constable, War Horse*
  • Natasha Katz, Sister Act
  • David Lander, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
  • Malcolm Rippeth, Brief Encounter

 

 

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

  • 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 The Normal Heart
  • *Adrian Kohler with Basil Jones for War Horse*

 

For other theatre awards celebrating Broadway and Off-Broadway this season, check out the lists of Tony Awards, the Drama League Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, the Lortel Awards, the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the Obie Awards for 2011.

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