68th Annual Awards
Outer Critics Circle

Announce

2017-18 Award Winners!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Tops Win List with 6 Awards!

Followed by

My Fair Lady” with 5 Awards, SpongeBob SquarePants with 4 Awards, “Angels in America “Carousel with 3 Awards Each!

New York, NY (May 7, 2018) Outer Critics Circle , the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2017-18 season in 27 categories.

Broadway stars Jenn Colella, Jim Dale, Christine Ebersole and Martha Plimpton will serve as gala award presenters at the upcoming 68 th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony on May 24th (3PM) at the legendary Sardi s Restaurant.

Celebrating its 68th season of bestowing awards of excellence in the field of theatre, the Outer Critics Circle, is an association with members affiliated with more than ninety newspapers, magazines, web sites, radio and television stations, and theatre publications in America and abroad.

(Winners names are in bold preceded by an asterisk. *)

Outer Critics Circle 2017-2018 Awards

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY

The Children

Farinelli and the King

* Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Junk

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

Escape to Margaritaville

Frozen

Mean Girls

Prince of Broadway

* SpongeBob SquarePants

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

*Admissions

Cost of Living

Hangmen

The Low Road

Mlima s Tale

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Cruel Intentions

*Desperate Measures

Jerry Springer- The Opera

Miss You Like Hell

Woody Sez

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

* Tina Fey Mean Girls

Quiara Alegr a Hudes Miss You Like Hell

Kyle Jarrow SpongeBob SquarePants

Peter Kellogg Desperate Measures

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

* Jonathan Coulton, David Bowie and Brian Eno, Plain White T s, T.I., Domani Harris, and Darwin Quinn, Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman, Yolanda Adams, The Flaming Lips, Sara Bareilles, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, They Might Be Giants, Andy Paley and Tom Kenny, Derek Drymon, Mark Harrison, Stephen Hillenburg, and Blaise Smith, and Tom Kitt
SpongeBob SquarePants

David Friedman Peter Kellogg Desperate Measures

Imogen Heap Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Erin McKeown Quiara Alegr a 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

Travesties

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

Carousel

*My Fair Lady

Once on This Island

Pacific Overtures

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

Jo Bonney Cost of Living

Marianne Elliott Angels in America

Patrick Marber Travesties

Joe Mantello Three Tall Women

*John Tiffany Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Michael Arden Once on This Island

Bill Castellino Desperate Measures

*Tina Landau SpongeBob SquarePants (tie)

Casey Nicholaw Mean Girls

*Bartlett Sher My Fair Lady (tie)

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER

Camille A. Brown Once on This Island

Christopher Gattelli My Fair Lady

Christopher Gattelli SpongeBob SquarePants

Steven Hoggett Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

*Justin Peck Carousel

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
(Play or Musical)

Miriam Buether Three Tall Women

Myung Hee Cho In the Body of the World

*Christine Jones Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Michael Yeargan My Fair Lady

David Zinn SpongeBob SquarePants

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
(Play or Musical)

Katrina Lindsay Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Clint Ramos Once on This Island

Paloma Young Time and the Conways

David Zinn SpongeBob SquarePants

*Catherine Zuber My Fair Lady

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
(Play or Musical)

Kevin Adams SpongeBob SquarePants

*Neil Austin Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Paule Constable Angels in America

Paul Russell Farinelli and the King

Lap Chi Chu Mlima s Tale

OUTSTANDING PROJECTION DESIGN
(Play or Musical)

Tim Reid 1984

Finn Ross Frozen

Finn Ross In the Body of the World

Finn Ross Adam Young Mean Girls

*Finn Ross Ash Woodward Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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

Jason Robert Brown, Charlie Rosen, Larry Blank, Sam Davis Prince of Broadway

Tom Kitt SpongeBob SquarePants

AnnMarie Milazzo Michael Starobin Once on This Island

*Jonathan Tunick Carousel

Claire van Kampen Farinelli and the King

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Sean Carvajal Jesus Hopped the A Train

*Andrew Garfield Angels in America

Tom Hollander Travesties

Gregg Mozgala Cost of Living

Michael Urie The Government Inspector

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

MaameYaa Boafo School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

Jessica Hecht Admissions

*Glenda Jackson Three Tall Women

Lauren Ridloff Children of a Lesser God

Katy Sullivan Cost of Living

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Harry Hadden-Paton My Fair Lady

Joshua Henry Carousel

David M. Lutken Woody Sez

Conor Ryan Desperate Measures

*Ethan Slater SpongeBob SquarePants

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

Anthony Boyle Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Johnny Flynn Hangmen

*Nathan Lane Angels in America

David Morse The Iceman Cometh

Paul Sparks At Home at the Zoo

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Jamie Brewer Amy and the Orphans

Denise Gough Angels in America

Harriet Harris The Low Road

* Laurie Metcalf Three Tall Women

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

Kerry Butler Mean Girls

*Lindsay Mendez Carousel

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)

Kate Benson [ Porto]

*Jocelyn Bioh School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

Lindsey Ferrentino Amy and the Orphans

Meghan Kennedy Napoli, Brooklyn

Dominique Morisseau Pipeline

Awards Talley for 3 or more:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” 6; My Fair Lady” 5; SpongeBob SquarePants 4; “Angels in America 3; and “Carousel – 3.

*** 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.

2017-18 Outer Critics Circle Nominating Committee

Simon Saltzman , Stanley L. Cohen , Patrick Hoffman , Joseph Cervelli, Aubrey Reuben, David Gordon Harry Haun