Sunday, May 8, 2016

OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE: 2016 Theater Awards To Be Announced Tomorrow. Nominees and My Choices.

The Outer Critics Circle, now celebrating its 66th year of recognizing outstanding achievement in Broadway and Off-Broadway theater, will be identifying the winners of the 2016 awards on Monday, May 9.   

Here is the list of nominees in each of the categories, along with my choices.  

Outstanding New Broadway Play
The Father 
The Humans
King Charles III
Thérèse Requin

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
The Christians
Hold On To Me Darling
The Legend of Georgia McBride

John Gassner Playwriting Award for American Play
Lindsey Ferrentino: Ugly Lies The Bone
Lauren Gunderson: I And You
Martyna Majok: Ironbound
Marco Ramirez: The Royale
Anna Ziegler: Boy

Outstanding Revival of a Play
The Crucible
Fool for Love
Long Day's Journey Into Night
A View From The Bridge

Outstanding Actor in a Play
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
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 Featured Actor in a Play
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
Pascale Armand: Eclipsed
Zainab Jah: Eclipsed
Judith Light: Thérèse Requin
Seycon Sengbloh: Eclipsed
Myra Lucretia Taylor: Familiar

Outstanding Solo Performance
Mike Bisbiglia: Thank God For Jokes
Kathleen Chalfont: Rose
Anne Hathaway: Grounded
James Lecesne: The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
Daphne Rubin-Vega: Empanada Loca

Outstanding Director of a Play
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 New Broadway Musical
American Psycho
Bright Star
On Your Feet!
Tuck Everlasting

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Daddy Long Legs
Dear Evan Hansen
Southern Comfort

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
The Color Purple
Dames At Sea
Fiddler On The Roof
She Loves Me
Spring Awakening

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
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
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 Musical
Nicholas Barasch: She Loves Me
Roger Bart: Disaster!
Michael Esper: Lazarus
Christopher Fitzgerald: Waitress
Terrence Mann: Tuck Everlasting

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Danielle Brooks: The Color Purple
Andrea Burns: On Your Feet!
Sophia Anne Caruso: Lazarus
Jane Krakowski: She Loves Me
Heléne Yorke: American Psycho

Outstanding Director of a Musical
Michael Arden: Spring Awakening
Walter Bobbie: Bright Star
Scott Ellis: She Loves Me
Rupert Goold: American Psycho
Michael Greif: Dear Evan Hansen

Outstanding Book of a Musical
Bright Star
Daddy Long Legs
Dear Evan Hansen
On Your Feet!

Outstanding New Score
American Psycho
Bright Star
Daddy Long Legs
Dear Evan Hansen

Outstanding Choreographer
Joshua Bagasse: Cagney
Spencer Liff: Spring Awakening
Josh Rhodes: Bright Star
Randy Skinner: Dames At Sea
Sergio Trujillo: On Your Feet!

Outstanding Costume Design
ESosa:  On Your Feet!
Jane Greenwood: Bright Star
Katrina Lindsay: American Psycho
Jeff Mahshie: She Loves Me
Tom Scutt: King Charles III

Outstanding Set Design
Beowulf Buritt: Thérèse Requin
David Korins: Misery
Mimi Lien: John
David Rockwell: She Loves Me
Walt Spangler: Tuck Everlasting

Outstanding Lighting Design
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

Outstanding Projection Design
Lucy MacKinnon: Spring Awakening
Peter Nigrini: Grounded
Peter Nigrini: Dear Evan Hansen
Finn Ross:  American Psycho
Tal Yarden: Lazarus

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