Fosse, Iceman Top Outer Critics Circle Nominations

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Fosse is the top musical and The Iceman Cometh the leading play in the 1998-99 Outer Critics Circle theatre awards nominations. Both shows received eight noms a piece. The Civil War, which will compete with Fosse for the best musical prize, came in third with seven nods.

Fosse is the top musical and The Iceman Cometh the leading play in the 1998-99 Outer Critics Circle theatre awards nominations. Both shows received eight noms a piece. The Civil War, which will compete with Fosse for the best musical prize, came in third with seven nods.

The Outer Critics Circle comprises writers who cover New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and media. The group's nominations are traditionally the first of the New York theatre awards season (though the Lucille Lortel Awards were announced April 6), which culminates with the Tonys Awards in early June. The winners of the awards will be announced April 26 and the prizes bestowed at a May 28 ceremony at Sardi's.

The nominees for best Broadway play are three British offerings -- David Hare's Amy's View, Patrick Marber's Closer and Conor McPherson's The Weir -- and Tennessee Williams' belatedly performed early work, Not About Nightingales. Competing for best Off-Broadway play are David Marshall Grant's Snakebit, Diana Son's Stop Kiss, Paula Vogel's The Mineola Twins and Margaret Edson's Wit.

The best musical category was filled out with nods for Parade and, curiously, the Matthew Bourne interpretation of the classic ballet Swan Lake.

A complete list of nominees follows: Outstanding Broadway Play
Amy's View
Closer
Not About Nightingales
The Weir

Outstanding Off-Broadway Play
Snakebit
Stop Kiss
The Mineola Twins
Wit

Outstanding Revival of a Play
Death of a Salesman
Electra
The Iceman Cometh
The Mystery of Irma Vep

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman)
Corin Redgrave (Not About Nightingales)
Roger Rees (The Uneasy Chair)
Kevin Spacey (The Iceman Cometh)

Outstanding Actress In A Play
Kathleen Chalfant (Wit)
Judi Dench (Amy's View)
Elizabeth Franz (Death of a Salesman)
Swoosie Kurtz (The Mineola Twins)
Zoe Wanamaker (Electra)

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Kevin Anderson (Death of a Salesman)
Tate Donovan (Amy's View)
Michael Emerson (The Iceman Cometh)
Tim Pigott-Smith (The Iceman Cometh)

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Claire Bloom (Electra)
Samantha Bond (Amy's View)
Kristine Nielsen (Betty's Summer Vacation)
Mandy Siegfried (The Mineola Twins)

Outstanding Director of a Play
Howard Davies (The Iceman Cometh)
Robert Falls (Death of a Salesman)
Patrick Marber (Closer)
Trevor Nunn (Not About Nightingales)

Outstanding Broadway Musical
Fosse
Parade
Swan Lake
The Civil War

Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical
A New Brain
Captains Courageous: The Musical
Rollin' on the T.O.B.A.
Woody Guthrie's American Song

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Annie Get Your Gun
Little Me
Peter Pan
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Brent Carver (Parade)
Jeremy Kushnier (Footloose)
Martin Short (Little Me)
Tom Wopat (Annie Get Your Gun)

Outstanding Actress In A Musical
Bernadette Peters (Annie Get Your Gun)
Valarie Pettiford (Fosse)
Sara Ramirez (The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm)
Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan)

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Roger Bart (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
Michel Bell (The Civil War)
Gilles Chiasson (The Civil War)
Scott Wise (Fosse)

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Kristin Chenoweth (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
Cheryl Freeman (The Civil War)
Irene Molloy (The Civil War)
Elizabeth Parkinson (Fosse)

Outstanding Director of a Musical
Matthew Bourne (Swan Lake)
Richard Maltby, Jr. and Ann Reinking (Fosse)
Michael Mayer (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
Jerry Zaks (The Civil War)

Outstanding Choreography
Matthew Bourne (Swan Lake)
A. C. Ciulla (Footloose)
Rob Marshall (Little Me)
Chet Walker and Ann Reinking (Fosse)

Outstanding Scenic Design
John Lee Beatty (The Mystery of Irma Vep)
Bob Crowley (The Iceman Cometh)
Richard Hoover (Not About Nightingales)
James Noone (Night Must Fall)

Outstanding Costume Design
Lez Brotherston (Swan Lake)
Bob Crowley (The Iceman Cometh)
William Ivey Long (The Mystery of Irma Vep)
Santo Loquasto (Fosse)

Outstanding Lighting Design
Andrew Bridge (Fosse)
Paul Gallo (The Civil War)
Mark Henderson (The Iceman Cometh)
Brian MacDevitt (Night Must Fall)

Outstanding Solo Performance
Dan Gordon (A Night in November)
David Hare (Via Dolorosa)
Lisa Kron (2.5 Minute Ride)
James Naughton (James Naughton: Street of Dreams)

John Gassner Playwriting Award
Margaret Edson (Wit)
David Marshall Grant (Snakebit)
Diana Son (Stop Kiss)
Chay Yew (Red)

Special Achievement Award
The Cast Of Closer -- Natasha Richardson, Rupert Graves, Anna Friel, and Ciaran Hinds -- For Outstanding Ensemble Performance

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