Outer Critics Circle Award Winners 2016

There are three words one takes away from the 2016  Outer Critics Circle Awards winners — Roundabout Theater Company.  The company, celebrating its 50th anniversary, walked away with four trophies for its revival of “She Loves Me,” three for “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” including one for Jessica Lange, and the Outstanding New Broadway Play for “The Humans,” which first played off-Broadway.

Roundabout operates five theaters in Manhattan: the American Airlines Theatre (for classic Broadway plays and musicals); Studio 54 (for Broadway musicals and special events); the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (a new theater that incorporates the original facade of the historical Henry Miller Theatre); the off-Broadway Laura Pels Theatre (for new works by established playwrights), and the Roundabout Underground Black Box Theatre (for new work of emerging writers and directors).

 

“Dear Evan Hansen,”  “Bright Star” and “American Psycho” each received two awards.

Here’s the list off winners

 

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY

The Humans

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

Bright Star

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

The Christians

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Dear Evan Hansen

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

Dear Evan Hansen

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE (Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Bright Star

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

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

"She Loves Me" stars Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi are two of this year's Drama Desk nominees. (PHOTO: Joan Marcus)
“She Loves Me” stars Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi.   (PHOTO: Joan Marcus)

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

She Loves Me

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

Ivo van Hove     A View From the Bridge

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Michael Arden     Spring Awakening

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER

Sergio Trujillo     On Your Feet!

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN (Play or Musical)

David Rockwell     She Loves Me

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN (Play or Musical)

Jeff Mahshie     She Loves Me

Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho." PHOTO: Jeremy Daniel)
Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman in “American Psycho.”
PHOTO: Jeremy Daniel)

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN (Play or Musical)

Justin Townsend     American Psycho the Musical

OUTSTANDING PROJECTION DESIGN (Play or Musical)

Finn Ross     American Psycho the Musical

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Frank Langella     The Father

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Jessica Lange     Long Day’s Journey Into Night

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Danny Burstein     Fiddler on the Roof

Danny Berstein stars in "Fiddler on the Roof." (PHOTO: Joan Marcus)
Danny Berstein stars in “Fiddler on the Roof.” (PHOTO: Joan Marcus)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Cynthia Erivo     The Color Purple the Musical

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Michael Shannon     Long Day’s Journey Into Night

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY (TIE VOTE)

Pascale Armand     Eclipsed

Judith Light     Thérèse Raquin

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Christopher Fitzgerald     Waitress

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Jane Krakowski     She Loves Me  

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE

James Lecesne     The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

JOHN GASSNER AWARD

Marco Ramirez     The Royale

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

James Houghton     Signature Theatre Company

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