State Fair and Buried Child received the top honors for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Play, respectively, at the third annual FANY Awards, given June 10 by the Friends of New York Theatre. Forum took home the most awards (4).
Mark Linn-Baker, of Forum, quipped, "Tonight separates me from the egregiously overlooked." during his acceptance speech for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical.
Donna McKechnie, a winner in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category (in a tie with Jane Krakowski from Company) was much more introspective in her acceptance, noting an award that comes from the people truly comes from the heart.
Winners are voted on by the membership, which is open to all.
Here are the winners: Outstanding Play: Buried Child by Sam Shepard
Outstanding Revival of a Play: Inherit the Wind
Outstanding Musical: State Fair
Outstanding Revival of a Musical: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Outstanding Book of a Musical: Rent, Jonathan Larson
Outstanding Score of a Musical: State Fair, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Outstanding Director of a Play: Gary Sinise, Buried Child
Outstanding Director of a Musical: Jerry Zaks, A Funny Thing...
Outstanding Choreography: Rob Marshall, Victor/Victoria
Outstanding Actor in a Play: Frank Langella, The Father
Outstanding Actress in a Play: Zoe Caldwell, Master Class
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play: Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Seven Guitars
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play: Elaine Stritch, A Delicate Balance
Outstanding Actor in a Musical: Nathan Lane, A Funny Thing...
Outstanding Actress in a Musical: Donna Murphy, The King and I
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical: Mark Linn-Baker, A Funny Thing...
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical: (TIE) Jane Krakowski, Company and Donna McKechnie, State Fair
Outstanding Scenic Design: Heidi Landesman, Moon Over Buffalo
Outstanding Costume Design: Roger Kirk, The King and I
Outstanding Lighting Design: Brian MacDevitt, Master Class
Outstanding Broadway Debut: Kellie Overbey, Buried Child
Outstanding Community Service: The American Theatre Wing's "Working in the Theatre" Seminar Program
Sustained Excellence in the Theatre: Circle in the Square on its 45th Anniversary
Special Award to the Dancing Ensemble of Victor/Victoria
Special Award to the "Kids" of Big
4 - A Funny Thing
3 - Buried Child; State Fair
2 - The King and I; Master Class; Victor/Victoria
1 - Big; Company; A Delicate Balance; The Father; Inherit the Wind; Moon Over Buffalo; Rent; Seven Guitars