Viola Davis, one of the stars of King Hedley II, took home an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as an Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, while Sean Campion and Conleth Hill received a special joint recognition for their work in Stones in His Pockets.
42nd Street and The Producers headed the 2000-01 Outer Critics Circle Awards nominations, and the latter came out a big winner, seizing eight of its ten nominations, including Outstanding Broadway Musical, Outstanding Director and Choreographer, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Featured Actor and Actress. 42nd Street won for best musical revival. In the drama category, Proof triumphed for the best play prize, though Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love claimed four awards, including two for actors Robert Sean Leonard and Richard Easton, who played the young and old versions of poet A.E. Housman, respectively. Dramatist David Auburn won the John Gassner Playwriting Award.