HELLO DOLLY!, COME FROM AWAY, JITNEY, OSLO and More Garner Outer Critics Circle Awards

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre has chosen the award winners for the 2016-17 season in 27 categories.

Celebrating its 67th 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.

Anthony Azizi, Dariush Kashani, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Aronov and Daniel Oreskes (l. to r.) in Oslo by J.T. Rogers. Photo by: T. Charles Erickson
Anthony Azizi, Dariush Kashani, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Aronov and Daniel Oreskes (l. to r.) in Oslo by J.T. Rogers. Photo by: T. Charles Erickson

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY
Oslo, by J.T. Rogers

The cast of Come from Away Photo by: Matthew Murphy
The cast of Come from Away Photo by: Matthew Murphy

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
Come From Away, by Irene Sankoff & David Hein

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
If I Forget, by Steven Levenson

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
The Band’s Visit, by Itamar Moses and David Yazbek

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Irene Sankoff & David Hein Come From Away

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE
David Yazbek, The Band’s Visit

Ray Anthony Thomas, Keith Randolph Smith, Anthony Chisholm, John Douglas Thompson, Brandon J. Dirden, Carra Patterson, André Holland, Michael Potts, Harvy Blanks at the closing night curtain call of August Wilson’s JITNEY at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on March 12, 2017. Photo by Lia Chang
Ray Anthony Thomas, Keith Randolph Smith, Anthony Chisholm, John Douglas Thompson, Brandon J. Dirden, Carra Patterson, André Holland, Michael Potts, Harvy Blanks at the closing night curtain call of August Wilson’s JITNEY at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on March 12, 2017. Photo by Lia Chang

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY
Jitney, by August Wilson

Hello, Dolly! Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes
Hello, Dolly!
Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
Hello, Dolly!

(l-r): Matt Darriau, Aaron Halva, Lisa Gutkin, Richard Topol, Adina Verson, Katrina Lenk, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Mimi Lieber and Max Gordon Moore, the company of INDECENT, a new play by Paula Vogel, co-created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street. © Carol Rosegg
(l-r): Matt Darriau, Aaron Halva, Lisa Gutkin, Richard Topol, Adina Verson, Katrina Lenk, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Mimi Lieber and Max Gordon Moore, the company of INDECENT, a new play by Paula Vogel, co-created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street. © Carol Rosegg

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Rebecca Taichman Indecent

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Christopher Ashley Come From Away

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER
Warren Carlyle Hello, Dolly!

Josh Groban and Denée Benton in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 Photo by: Chad Botka
Josh Groban and Denée Benton in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 Photo by: Chad Botka

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
Mimi Lien Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
Catherine Zuber, War Paint

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Christy Altomare, Derek Klena and the cast of Anastasia. Photo by: Matthew Murphy
Christy Altomare, Derek Klena and the cast of Anastasia. Photo by: Matthew Murphy

OUTSTANDING PROJECTION DESIGN
Aaron Rhyne, Anastasia

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN
Gareth Owen, Come From Away

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRATIONS
Larry Hochman, Hello, Dolly!

Kristine Nielsen (left), Kate Burton, and Kevin Kline in Present Laughter by Noël Coward. Photo by: ©2016 Joan Marcus
Kristine Nielsen (left), Kate Burton, and Kevin Kline in Present Laughter by Noël Coward. Photo by: ©2016 Joan Marcus

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Kevin Kline, Present Laughter

Laura Linney as Regina and Cynthia Nixon as Birdie Joan Marcus
Laura Linney as Regina and Cynthia Nixon as Birdie in THE LITTLE FOXES. Photo by Joan Marcus

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Laura Linney, The Little Foxes

Andy Karl. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Andy Karl. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Andy Karl Groundhog Day

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Danny DeVito, The Price

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Jenn Colella, Come From Away

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
Simon McBurney, The Encounter

JOHN GASSNER AWARD
(Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
Bess Wohl, Small Mouth Sounds

Broadway’s Danny Burstein, Katie Finneran and Christopher Fitzgerald will serve as gala award presenters at the upcoming 67th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony on May 25th at 3 PM at the legendary Sardi’s Restaurant.

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