Nominations in 23 categories will be revealed. The cut-off date to qualify for the awards was April 19.
Winners of the 2007-2008 Outer Critics Circle Awards will be announced the morning of May 12. Winners will be celebrated with an awards dinner May 22 at Sardi's Restaurant.
The Outer Critics Circle Awards are decided upon by a group of writers "covering New York theatre for out-of town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway."
Sandy Duncan received Tony Award nominations for her performances in Canterbury Tales, The Boy Friend and Peter Pan. Her other Broadway credits include Love Is a Time of Day, My One and Only and Chicago. Also a star of television and film, Duncan was nominated for Emmy Awards for her performances in "Funny Face" and "Roots."
Karen Ziemba won a Tony Award portraying the Wife in Susan Stroman's Contact and was also Tony-nominated for her current role in Curtains. She has also starred on Broadway in Never Gonna Dance (Tony nomination), Chicago, Steel Pier (Tony nomination), Crazy for You and 42nd Street, and her Off-Broadway work includes a Drama Desk Award-winning performance in And the World Goes 'Round as well as roles in I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade and The Most Happy Fella. She also headlined the City Center Encores! presentation of Pajama Game. Winners of the 2006-2007 Outer Critics Circle Awards follow (winners names are in bold with an asterisk).
Outstanding New Broadway Play
*The Coast of Utopia
Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Exits and Entrances
The Pain and the Itch
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
*In the Heights
Evil Dead: The Musical
Floyd and Clea: Under the Western Sky
Gutenberg! The Musical!
Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off Broadway)
In the Heights
Outstanding Revival of a Play
Inherit the Wind
The Voysey Inheritance
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
The Apple Tree
A Chorus Line
110 in the Shade
Outstanding Costume Design
Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins
Judith Dolan, LoveMusik
Martin Pakledinaz, The Pirate Queen
*Catherine Zuber, The Coast of Utopia
Outstanding Actress in a Play
*Eve Best, A Moon for the Misbegotten
Jennifer Ehle, The Coast of Utopia
Carla Gugino, Suddenly Last Summer
Alison Pill, Blackbird
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Billy Crudup, The Coast of Utopia
*Boyd Gaines, Journey's End
David Greenspan, Some Men
Stephen Kunken, Frost/Nixon
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Robin Bartlett, Prelude to a Kiss
Jill Clayburgh, The Clean House
*Martha Plimpton, The Coast of Utopia
Lily Rabe, Heartbreak House
Outstanding Solo Performance
Daniel Beatty, Emergence-See
Ed Harris, Wrecks
Jay Johnson, The Two and Only
*Nilaja Sun, No Child...
John Gassner Award
(Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
Daisy Foote, Bhutan
Bob Glaudini, Jack Goes Boating
Bruce Norris, The Pain and the Itch
*Nilaja Sun, No Child...
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