AWARDS SEASON 2017: Outer Critics Circle Award Winners


The Outer Critics Circle Award winners have been announced! 

Come From Away was selected as this year’s most outstanding new Broadway Musical and Hello, Dolly! as outstanding revival. Both productions also received 5 nominations. The selections also featured many a Hollywood actor (Kevin Kline, Laura Linney, Bette Midler, Danny DeVito and Cynthia Nixon) and singled out the incredible performances this year by Andy Karl, Gavin Creel and Jenn Colella.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

The Outer Critics Circle Award ceremony will take place at 3 PM on May 25. And if you haven’t already, be sure to bookmark the awards pagesubscribe, like and follow BMH for the rest of the awards season buzz.

Winners are marked below with a :

2017 Outer Critics Circle Award Winners

Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Come From Away
A Bronx Tale
Groundhog Day
Holiday Inn

Outstanding New Broadway Play
A Doll’s House, Part 2

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
The Band’s Visit
Himself and Nora
Kid Victory

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
If I Forget
A Life
Love, Love, Love

Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Irene Sankoff & David Hein – Come From Away
Terrence McNally – Anastasia
Itamar Moses – The Band’s Visit
Chazz Palminteri – A Bronx Tale
Danny Rubin – Groundhog Day

Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
David Yazbek – The Band’s Visit
Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens – Anastasia
Alan Menken & Glenn Slater – A Bronx Tale
Tim Minchin – Groundhog Day
Irene Sankoff & David Hein – Come From Away

Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
The Front Page
The Little Foxes
The Price

Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Hello, Dolly!
Finian’s Rainbow
Miss Saigon
Sunset Boulevard
Sweeney Todd

Outstanding Director of a Play
Rebecca Taichman – Indecent
Lila Neugebauer – The Wolves
Jack O’Brien – The Front Page
Daniel Sullivan – The Little Foxes
Kate Whoriskey – Sweat

Outstanding Director of a Musical
Christopher Ashley – Come From Away
David Cromer – The Band’s Visit
Darko Tresnjak – Anastasia
Matthew Warchus – Groundhog Day
Jerry Zaks – Hello, Dolly!

Outstanding Choreographer
Warren Carlyle – Hello, Dolly!
Andy Blankenbuehler – Bandstand
Savion Glover – Shuffle Along
Kelly Devine – Come From Away
Denis Jones – Holiday Inn

Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)
Mimi Lien – Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812
Alexander Dodge – Anastasia
Nigel Hook – The Play That Goes Wrong
Scott Pask – The Little Foxes
Douglas W. Schmidt – The Front Page

Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical)
Catherine Zuber – War Paint
Linda Cho – Anastasia
Susan Hilferty – Present Laughter
Santo Loquasto – Hello, Dolly!
Ann Roth – Shuffle Along

Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
Bradley King – Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812
Christopher Akerlind – Indecent
Donald Holder – Anastasia
Natasha Katz – Hello, Dolly!
Kenneth Posner – War Paint

Outstanding Projection Design (Play or Musical)
Aaron Rhyne – Anastasia
Duncan McLean – Privacy
Jared Mezzocchi – Vietgone
Benjamin Pearcy for 59 Productions – Oslo
Tal Yarden – Indecent

Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical)
Gareth Owen – Come From Away
Gareth Fry & Pete Malkin – The Encounter
Nicholas Pope – Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812
Matt Stine – Sweeney Todd
Nevin Steinberg – Bandstand

Outstanding Orchestrations
Larry Hochman – Hello, Dolly!
Doug Besterman – Anastasia
Larry Blank – Holiday Inn
Bill Elliott & Greg Anthony Rassen – Bandstand
Jamshied Sharifi – The Band’s Visit

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Kevin Kline – Present Laughter
Daniel Craig – Othello
Michael Emerson – Wakey, Wakey
David Oyelowo – Othello
David Hyde Pierce – A Life

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Laura Linney – The Little Foxes
Janie Dee – Linda
Sally Field – The Glass Menagerie
Allison Janney – Six Degrees of Separation
Laurie Metcalf – A Doll’s House, Part 2

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Andy Karl – Groundhog Day
Christian Borle – Falsettos
Nick Cordero – A Bronx Tale
David Hyde Pierce – Hello, Dolly!
Tony Shalhoub – The Band’s Visit

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Bette Midler – Hello, Dolly!
Christy Altomare – Anastasia
Christine Ebersole – War Paint
Katrina Lenk – The Band’s Visit
Patti LuPone – War Paint

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Danny DeVito – The Price
Michael Aronov – Oslo
Nathan Lane – The Front Page
Richard Thomas – The Little Foxes
Richard Topol – Indecent

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Cynthia Nixon – The Little Foxes
Johanna Day – Sweat
Jayne Houdyshell – A Doll’s House, Part 2
Katrina Lenk – Indecent
Nana Mensah – Man From Nebraska

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Gavin Creel – Hello, Dolly!
John Bolton – Anastasia
Jeffry Denman Kid Victory
Shuler Hensley – Sweet Charity
Andrew Rannells – Falsettos

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Jenn Colella – Come From Away
Kate Baldwin – Hello, Dolly!
Stephanie J. Block – Falsettos
Caroline O’Connor – Anastasia
Mary Beth Peil – Anastasia

Outstanding Solo Performance
Simon McBurney – The Encounter
Ed Dixon – Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose
Marin Ireland – On the Exhale
Sarah Jones – Sell / Buy / Date
Judith Light – All the Ways to Say I Love You

John Gassner Award (Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
 Bess Wohl – Small Mouth Sounds
Jaclyn Backhaus – Men on Boats
Sarah DeLappe – The Wolves
Paola Lázaro – Tell Hector I Miss Him
Qui Nguyen – Vietgone

NOTE: The Off-Broadway productions of Dear Evan Hansen, In Transit, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, and Significant Other were evaluated, nominated and/ or received awards from Outer Critics Circle in previous seasons and therefore were not considered for this year. In the case of the Broadway musical Sunset Boulevard, Glenn Close won the Outstanding Actress Award in a Musical for her original performance. Any new elements for these current productions were assessed for this year’s awards. In addition, due to OCC’s nomination deadline last season, the producers of the Broadway musical Shuffle Along, asked to be included with this year’s entries.

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