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Ruthie Ann Miles, Helen Mirren, Kristin Chenoweth, Alex Sharp, Andy Karl, Annaleigh Ashford, Richard McCabe, Robert Fairchild Among 2015 Outer Critics Circle Winners; Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Leads with 5; An American in Paris wins 4, The King and I and Hamilton Each Receive 3

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2014-15 season in 24 categories.

Alex Sharp as Christopher and the cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Photo by Joan Marcus


Alex Sharp as Christopher and the cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Photo by Joan Marcus

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time received five awards including Outstanding New Broadway Play, Outstanding Director of a Play, (Marianne Elliott), Outstanding Set Design (Bunny Christie), Outstanding Lighting Design (Paule Constable), Alex Sharp (Outstanding Actor in a Play).

A scene from "An American in Paris." (© 2014 Angela Sterling)

A scene from “An American in Paris.”
(© 2014 Angela Sterling)

An American in Paris won four including Outstanding New Broadway Musical, with Christopher Wheeldon winning for Outstanding Director of a Musical and Outstanding Choreographer, and an acting win for Robert Fairchild (Outstanding Actor in a Musical).

Ruthie Ann Miles. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Ruthie Ann Miles. Photo by Paul Kolnik

The King and I and Hamilton each received three awards. The King and I garnered three awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Ruthie Ann Miles (Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical) and Outstanding Costume Design (Catherine Zuber). Hamilton adds to its awards tally with Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical, Outstanding Book of a Musical and Outstanding Score. Between Riverside and Crazy was named Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play.

Congrats to all of the winners listed below.

Broadway’s Michael Cerveris, Nick Cordero, Raúl Esparza, Katie Finneran, Montego Glover, William Ivey Long and Jefferson Mays will serve as gala award presenters at the upcoming 65th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony on May 21st (4PM) at the legendary Sardis Restaurant. In addition to being acclaimed stage performers, the stars are also former recipients of the esteemed Outer Critics Circle Award.

Celebrating its 65th 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

2014-2015 Award Nominations

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY

The Audience

*The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time* – Winner

Wolf Hall

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

*An American in Paris* – Winner

It Shoulda Been You

The Last Ship

Something Rotten!

The Visit

Stephen McKinley Henderson, Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Michael Rispoli, Liza Colón-Zayas, Rosal Colón, and Ron Cephas Jones; photo by Carol Rosegg.

Stephen McKinley Henderson, Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Michael Rispoli, Liza Colón-Zayas, Rosal Colón, and Ron Cephas Jones; photo by Carol Rosegg.

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

*Between Riverside and Crazy* – Winner

The City of Conversation

The Nether

Rasheeda Speaking

The Village Bike

Renée Elise Goldsberry plays Angelica Schuyler, Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Alexander Hamilton, and Phillipa Soo plays Eliza Hamilton in Hamilton. (© Joan Marcus)

Renée Elise Goldsberry plays Angelica Schuyler, Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Alexander Hamilton, and Phillipa Soo plays Eliza Hamilton in Hamilton.
(© Joan Marcus)

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

A Christmas Memory

Disenchanted

The Fortress of Solitude

*Hamilton* – Winner

Lonesome Traveler

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

*Hamilton* – Winner

It Shoulda Been You

The Last Ship

Something Rotten!

The Visit

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

*Hamilton* – Winner

It Shoulda Been You

The Last Ship

Something Rotten!

The Visit

Johanna Day, Fran Kranz, Annaleigh Ashford, James Earl Jones, Richard Thomas, Will Brill and Byron Jennings. Photo by Joan Marcus

Johanna Day, Fran Kranz, Annaleigh Ashford, James Earl Jones, Richard Thomas, Will Brill and Byron Jennings. Photo by Joan Marcus

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

The Elephant Man

Fashions for Men

The Heidi Chronicles

Skylight

*You Can’t Take It With You* – Winner

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Into the Woods

*The King and I* – Winner

On the Town

On the Twentieth Century

Side Show

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

Stephen Daldry The Audience

*Marianne Elliott The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time* – Winner

Scott Ellis The Elephant Man

Scott Ellis You Can’t Take It With You

Jeremy Herrin Wolf Hall

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Scott Ellis On the Twentieth Century

Thomas Kail Hamilton

Casey Nicholaw Something Rotten!

David Hyde Pierce It Shoulda Been You

*Christopher Wheeldon An American in Paris* – Winner

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER

Joshua Bergasse On the Town

Andy Blankenbuehler Hamilton

Warren Carlyle On the Twentieth Century

Casey Nicholaw Something Rotten!

*Christopher Wheeldon An American in Paris* – Winner

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

*Bunny Christie The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time* – Winner

Bob Crowley An American in Paris

Scott Pask Something Rotten!

David Rockwell On the Twentieth Century

Michael Yeargan The King and I

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

Gregg Barnes Something Rotten!

Bob Crowley The Audience

William Ivey Long On the Twentieth Century

Christopher Oram Wolf Hall

*Catherine Zuber The King and I* – Winner

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

(Play or Musical)
*Paule Constable The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Winner

Jeff Croiter Something Rotten!

Rick Fisher The Audience

Natasha Katz An American in Paris

Japhy Weideman The Visit

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Reed Birney I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard

Bradley Cooper The Elephant Man

Stephen McKinley Henderson Between Riverside and Crazy

Ben Miles Wolf Hall

*Alex Sharp The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time* – Winner

Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Audience’ (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Audience’ (Photo: Joan Marcus)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Greta Gerwig The Village Bike

Jan Maxwell The City of Conversation

*Helen Mirren The Audience* – Winner

Elisabeth Moss The Heidi Chronicles

Tonya Pinkins Rasheeda Speaking

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Christian Borle Something Rotten!

Brian d’Arcy James Something Rotten!

*Robert Fairchild An American in Paris* – Winner

Peter Gallagher On the Twentieth Century

Tony Yazbeck On the Town

Kristin Chenoweth stars in ‘On the Twentieth Century’ on Broadway (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Kristin Chenoweth stars in ‘On the Twentieth Century’ on Broadway (Photo: Joan Marcus)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

*Kristin Chenoweth On the Twentieth Century* – Winner

Leanne Cope An American in Paris

Tyne Daly It Shoulda Been You

Kelli O’Hara The King and I

Chita Rivera The Visit

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Paul Jesson Wolf Hall

*Richard McCabe The Audience* – Winner

Alessandro Nivola The Elephant Man

Nathaniel Parker Wolf Hall

Bryce Pinkham The Heidi Chronicles

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

*Annaleigh Ashford You Can’t Take It With You* – Winner

Patricia Clarkson The Elephant Man

Francesca Faridany The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Julie Halston You Can’t Take It With You

Lydia Leonard Wolf Hall

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

John Cariani Something Rotten!

Josh Grisetti It Shoulda Been You

*Andy Karl On the Twentieth Century* – Winner

Paul Alexander Nolan Doctor Zhivago

Max von Essen An American in Paris

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Heidi Blickenstaff Something Rotten!

Victoria Clark Gigi

Megan Fairchild On the Town

*Ruthie Ann Miles The King and I* – Winner

Mary Louise Wilson On the Twentieth Century

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE

Joe Assadourian The Bullpen

*Jim Dale Just Jim Dale* – Winner

Tom Dugan Wiesenthal

Cush Jumbo Josephine and I

Benjamin Scheuer The Lion

DISGRACED playwright Ayad Akhtar at The Drama Book Shop in New York on January 22, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

DISGRACED playwright Ayad Akhtar at The Drama Book Shop in New York on January 22, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

JOHN GASSNER AWARD

(Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)

*Ayad Akhtar The Invisible Hand* – Winner

Halley Feiffer I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard

Elizabeth Irwin My Mañana Comes

Markus Potter Stalking the Bogeyman

Benjamin Scheuer The Lion

***Please note: Disgraced, Fun Home and Hand to God received nominations and/or awards from Outer Critics Circle in previous seasons and therefore were not considered for this year.

2014-15 Outer Critics Circle Executive / Nominating Committee

Simon Saltzman (President)

Mario Fratti (Vice-President) Patrick Hoffman (Corresponding Secretary)

Stanley L. Cohen (Treasurer) Glenn Loney (Historian & Member-at-Large)

And Aubrey Reuben & Harry Haun (Members-at-Large)

cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpgLia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon and Taxman. She has guest starred on “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns,” and “New York Undercover.” Lia starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington and Roscoe Orman. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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