AWARDS SEASON 2018: Outer Critics Circle Award Winners

The winners for the Outer Critics Circle Awards are in, and though the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, swept most of the awards and will walk away from today’s ceremony with 6 awards, the musicals My Fair LadySpongeBob SquarePants and Carousel took home nearly all of the rest of the wins.

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All of this year’s nominees are listed below. Winners appear first, marked with a :

Outstanding New Broadway Musical
SpongeBob SquarePants
Escape to Margaritaville
Mean Girls
Prince of Broadway

Outstanding New Broadway Play
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The Children
Farinelli and the King

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Desperate Measures
Cruel Intentions
Jerry Springer – The Opera
Miss You Like Hell
Woody Sez

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Cost of Living
The Low Road
Mlima’s Tale

Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Tina Fey – Mean Girls
Quiara Alegría Hudes – Miss You Like Hell
Kyle Jarrow – SpongeBob SquarePants
Peter Kellogg – Desperate Measures

Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I., Domani & Lil’C, Jonathan Coulton, Tom Kitt – SpongeBob SquarePants
David Friedman & Peter Kellogg – Desperate Measures
Imogen Heap – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Erin McKeown & Quiara Alegría Hudes – Miss You Like Hell
Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez – Frozen

Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Angels in America
Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train
Lobby Hero
Three Tall Women

Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
My Fair Lady
Once On This Island
Pacific Overtures

Outstanding Director of a Play
John Tiffany – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Jo Bonney – Cost of Living
Marianne Elliott – Angels in America
Patrick Marber – Travesties
Joe Mantello – Three Tall Women

Outstanding Director of a Musical
Bartlett Sher – My Fair Lady
Michael Arden – Once On This Island
Bill Castellino – Desperate Measures
Tina Landau – SpongeBob SquarePants
Casey Nicholaw – Mean Girls

Outstanding Choreographer
Justin Peck – Carousel
Camille A. Brown – Once On This Island
Christopher Gattelli – My Fair Lady
Christopher Gattelli – SpongeBob SquarePants
Steven Hoggett – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)
Christine Jones – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Miriam Buether – Three Tall Women
Myung Hee Cho – In the Body of the World
Michael Yeargan – My Fair Lady
David Zinn – SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical)
Catherine Zuber – My Fair Lady
Katrina Lindsay – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Clint Ramos – Once On This Island
Paloma Young – Time and the Conways
David Zinn – SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
Neil Austin – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Kevin Adams – SpongeBob SquarePants
Paule Constable – Angels in America
Paul Russell – Farinelli and the King
Lap Chi Chu – Mlima’s Tale

Outstanding Projection Design (Play or Musical)
Finn Ross & Ash Woodward – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Tim Reid – 1984
Finn Ross – Frozen
Finn Ross – In the Body of the World
Finn Ross & Adam Young – Mean Girls

Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical)
Gareth Fry – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Kate Marvin – [Porto]
Fitz Patton – Napoli, Brooklyn
Marc Salzberg – My Fair Lady
Darron L. West – Mlima’s Tale

Outstanding Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick – Carousel
Jason Robert Brown – Prince of Broadway
Tom Kitt – SpongeBob SquarePants
AnnMarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin – Once On This Island
Claire van Kampen – Farinelli and the King

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Andrew Garfield – Angels in America
Sean Carvajal – Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train
Tom Hollander – Travesties
Gregg Mozgala – Cost of Living
Michael Urie – The Government Inspector

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Glenda Jackson – Three Tall Women
MaameYaa Boafo – School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
Jessica Hecht – Admissions
Lauren Ridloff – Children of a Lesser God
Katy Sullivan – Cost of Living

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Ethan Slater – SpongeBob SquarePants
Harry Hadden-Paton – My Fair Lady
Joshua Henry – Carousel
David M. Lutken – Woody Sez
Conor Ryan – Desperate Measures

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Lauren Ambrose – My Fair Lady
Erika Henningsen – Mean Girls
Hailey Kilgore – Once On This Island
Taylor Louderman – Mean Girls
Patti Murin – Frozen

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Nathan Lane – Angels in America
Anthony Boyle – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Johnny Flynn – Hangmen
David Morse – The Iceman Cometh
Paul Sparks – At Home at the Zoo

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Laurie Metcalf – Three Tall Women
Jamie Brewer – Amy and the Orphans
Denise Gough – Angels in America
Harriet Harris – The Low Road
Mary Testa – The Government Inspector

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz – My Fair Lady
Alexander Gemignani – Carousel
Gavin Lee – SpongeBob SquarePants
Nick Wyman – Desperate Measures
Tony Yazbeck – Prince of Broadway

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Lindsay Mendez – Carousel
Kerry Butler – Mean Girls
Lauren Molina – Desperate Measures
Ashley Park – Mean Girls
Emily Skinner – Prince of Broadway

Outstanding Solo Performance
Billy Crudup – Harry Clarke
Eve Ensler – In the Body of the World
Alison Fraser – Squeamish
John Lithgow – Stories By Heart
Sharon Washington – Feeding the Dragon

John Gassner Award (Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
Jocelyn Bioh – School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
Kate Benson – [Porto]
Lindsey Ferrentino – Amy and the Orphans
Meghan Kennedy – Napoli, Brooklyn
Dominique Morisseau – Pipeline

Please Note: “The Band’s Visit” was nominated for and received multiple awards from the Outer Critics Circle last season and therefore was not considered again for this year.

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