60th Annual Awards
Outer Critics Circle
Announced
2009-10 Awards

“Memphis” & “La Cage aux Folles”
Topped Award List * Both Shows Won 4 Awards
Unprecedented tie won in three categories!

 

 Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for all media covering New York theatre announced its award winners for the 2009-10 season in 23 categories on May 17th, 2010.

The cast of the hit comedy “God of Carnage” — Dylan Baker, Jeff Daniels, Lucy Liu and Janet McTeer will serve as presenters at the organization”s 60th Annual Award ceremony on Thursday, May 27th  (4PM) at Sardi”s Restaurant (234 West 44th Street).

Celebrating its 60th 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.  


Outer Critics Circle
*  * 2009-2010 Award Winners  *  *

Winners are notated in * BOLD 

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY
Next Fall
* Red
Superior Donuts
Time Stands Still

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
American Idiot
Come Fly Away
Fela!
* Memphis
Sondheim on Sondheim

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
Clybourne Park
* The Orphans’ Home Cycle
The Pride
The Temperamentals

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
* Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
* The Scottsboro Boys

Tin Pan Alley Rag
Yank!

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
* Memphis
The Scottsboro Boys
Yank!

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)
* Fences
Lend Me a Tenor
The Royal Family
A View From the Bridge

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)
* La Cage aux Folles
Finian’s Rainbow
A Little Night Music
Promises, Promises

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Doug Hughes     The Royal Family
Kenny Leon     Fences
Stanley Tucci     Lend Me a Tenor
* Michael Wilson     The Orphans’ Home Cycle

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Christopher Ashley     Memphis
* Terry Johnson     La Cage aux Folles
Susan Stroman     The Scottsboro Boys
Alex Timbers     Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER
Rob Ashford     Promises, Promises
* Bill T. Jones     Fela!
Susan Stroman     The Scottsboro Boys
* Sergio Trujillo     Memphis

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
(Play or Musical)
John Lee Beatty     The Royal Family
Beowulf Boritt     Sondheim on Sondheim
* Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch     The Addams Family
Donyale Werle     Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
(Play or Musical)
Jane Greenwood     Present Laughter
Martin Pakledinaz      Lend Me a Tenor
* Matthew Wright     La Cage aux Folles
Catherine Zuber     The Royal Family

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
(Play or Musical)
* Kevin Adams     American Idiot
Kevin Adams     The Scottsboro Boys
Ken Billington     Sondheim on Sondheim
Justin Townsend     Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Bill Heck     The Orphans’ Home Cycle
Jude Law     Hamlet
Liev Schreiber     A View From the Bridge
Christopher Walken     A Behanding in Spokane
* Denzel Washington     Fences

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Nina Arianda     Venus in Fur
Laura Benanti     In the Next Room, or the vibrator play
* Viola Davis     Fences
Laura Linney     Time Stands Still
Jan Maxwell     The Royal Family

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Brandon Victor Dixon     The Scottsboro Boys
Sean Hayes     Promises, Promises
* Douglas Hodge     La Cage aux Folles
Chad Kimball     Memphis
Nathan Lane     The Addams Family

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Kate Baldwin     Finian’s Rainbow
Barbara Cook     Sondheim on Sondheim
* Montego Glover     Memphis
Bebe Neuwirth     The Addams Family
* Catherine Zeta-Jones     A Little Night Music

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
James DeMarse     The Orphans’ Home Cycle
* Jon Michael Hill     Superior Donuts
David Pittu     Equivocation
Noah Robbins     Brighton Beach Memoirs
Reg Rogers     The Royal Family

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Hallie Foote     The Orphans’ Home Cycle
Rosemary Harris     The Royal Family
Marin Ireland     A Lie of the Mind
* Jan Maxwell     Lend Me a Tenor
Alicia Silverstone     Time Stands Still

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Kevin Chamberlin     The Addams Family
Christopher Fitzgerald     Finian’s Rainbow
* Levi Kreis     Million Dollar Quartet
Dick Latessa     Promises, Promises
Bobby Steggert     Ragtime

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Carolee Carmello     The Addams Family
* Katie Finneran     Promises, Promises
Angela Lansbury     A Little Night Music
Cass Morgan     Memphis
Terri White     Finian’s Rainbow

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
Jim Brochu     Zero Hour
* Carrie Fisher     Wishful Drinking
Judith Ivey     The Lady With All the Answers
Anna Deavere Smith     Let Me Down Easy

JOHN GASSNER AWARD
(Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
John Logan     Red
Jon Marans     The Temperamentals
Geoffrey Nauffts     Next Fall
Bruce Norris     Clybourne Park

2009-2010 Outer Critics Circle Executive / Nominating Committee
Simon Saltzman (President)
Mario Fratti (Vice-President) Patrick Hoffman (Corresponding Secretary)
Louis A. Rachow (Treasurer) Glenn Loney (Historian & Member-at-Large)
Rosalind Friedman (Recording Secretary) and Aubrey Reuben, Thomás Gentile & Harry Haun(Members-at-Large)

Award Tally for 2 or more: Memphis (4), La Cage aux Folles (4), Fences (3) and
The Orphans’ Home Cycle (2)