Memphis, La Cage, Zeta-Jones, Finneran and More Are Outer Critics Circle Award Winners

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17 May 2010

Winners of the 60th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, which honor the best in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre,  were announced May 17.

The new musical Memphis and the revival of La Cage aux Folles each won four awards apiece, the most of any production of the season. There were also ties in three categories.

The current cast of the Tony-winning comedy God of Carnage — Dylan Baker, Jeff Daniels, Lucy Liu and Janet McTeer — will be presenters at the awards, which will be held May 27 at Sardi's Restaurant.

Nominees follow with winners names in bold and preceded by an asterisk:

Outstanding New Broadway Play
Next Fall
*Red
Superior Donuts
Time Stands Still

Outstanding New Broadway Musical
American Idiot
Come Fly Away
Fela!
*Memphis
Sondheim on Sondheim

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Clybourne Park
*The Orphans' Home Cycle
The Pride
The Temperamentals



Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
*Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
*The Scottsboro Boys

Tin Pan Alley Rag
Yank!

Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
*Memphis
The Scottsboro Boys
Yank!

Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
*Fences
Lend Me a Tenor
The Royal Family
A View from the Bridge

Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
*La Cage aux Folles
Finian's Rainbow
A Little Night Music
Promises, Promises

Outstanding Director of a Play
Doug Hughes, The Royal Family
Kenny Leon, Fences
Stanley Tucci, Lend Me a Tenor
*Michael Wilson, The Orphans' Home Cycle

Outstanding Director of a Musical
Christopher Ashley, Memphis
*Terry Johnson, La Cage aux Folles
Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys
Alex Timbers, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Outstanding Choreographer
Rob Ashford Promises, Promises
*Bill T. Jones Fela!
Susan Stroman The Scottsboro Boys
*Sergio Trujillo Memphis

Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)
John Lee Beatty The Royal Family
Beowulf Boritt Sondheim on Sondheim
*Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch The Addams Family
Donyale Werle Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical)
Jane Greenwood Present Laughter
Martin Pakledinaz Lend Me a Tenor
*Matthew Wright La Cage aux Folles
Catherine Zuber The Royal Family

Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
*Kevin Adams American Idiot
Kevin Adams The Scottsboro Boys
Ken Billington Sondheim on Sondheim
Justin Townsend Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Bill Heck The Orphans' Home Cycle
Jude Law Hamlet
Live Schreiber A View from the Bridge
Christopher Walken A Behanding in Spokane
*Denzel Washington Fences

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Nina Arianda Venus in Fur
Laura Benanti In the Next Room, or the vibrator play
*Viola Davis Fences
Laura Linney Time Stands Still
Jan Maxwell The Royal Family

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Brandon Victor Dixon The Scottsboro Boys
Sean Hayes Promises, Promises
*Douglas Hodge La Cage aux Folles
Chad Kimball Memphis
Nathan Lane The Addams Family

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Kate Baldwin Finian's Rainbow
Barbara Cook Sondheim on Sondheim
*Montego Glover Memphis
Bebe Neuwirth The Addams Family
*Catherine Zeta-Jones A Little Night Music

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
James DeMarse The Orphans' Home Cycle
*Jon Michael Hill Superior Donuts
David Pittu Equivocation
Noah Robbins Brighton Beach Memoirs
Reg Rogers The Royal Family

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Hallie Foote The Orphans' Home Cycle
Rosemary Harris The Royal Family
Marin Ireland A Lie of the Mind
*Jan Maxwell Lend Me a Tenor
Alicia Silverstone Time Stands Still

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Kevin Chamberlin The Addams Family
Christopher Fitzgerald Finian's Rainbow
*Levi Kreis Million Dollar Quartet
Dick Latessa Promises, Promises
Bobby Steggert Ragtime

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Carolee Carmello The Addams Family
*Katie Finneran Promises, Promises
Angela Lansbury A Little Night Music
Cass Morgan Memphis
Terri White Finian's Rainbow

Outstanding Solo Performance
Jim Brochu Zero Hour
*Carrie Fisher Wishful Drinking
Judith Ivey The Lady With All the Answers
Anna Deveare Smith Let Me Down Easy

John Gassner Award (for American play, preferably by a new playwright)
John Logan Red
Jon Marans The Temperamentals
*Geoffrey Nauffts Next Fall
Bruce Norris Clybourne Park

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."