The nominees for the 69th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, which recognize excellence on and Off-Broadway from the 2018–2019 season, have been announced. Leading the list with 12 nominations is Hadestown, followed by Tootsie , which received 10 nominations, and the newly imagined revival of Oklahoma!, which received six nominations.
Not far behind were the Broadway productions of All My Sons, The Ferryman, and Ink, which each received five nods.
The organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications, and other media beyond Broadway will announce winners May 13, with a gala awards dinner presentation to follow May 23 at Sardi’s.
Special Achievement Awards will be given to The Puppetry Team that created and operates King Kong on Broadway, and to The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director and Evans Haile, Executive Director) in recognition of their 50th anniversary.
Due to limited ticket supply, The Boys in the Band was not able to accommodate Outer Critics Circle nominators, and thus was deemed ineligible.
See below for the complete list of nominees.
2018–2019 Award Nominations
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
The House That Will Not Stand
Lewiston / Clarkston
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
The Beast in the Jungle
Girl from the North Country
The Hello Girls
Midnight at the Never Get
Outstanding Book Of A Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Robert Horn, Tootsie
Conor McPherson, Girl from the North Country
Peter Mills and Cara Reichel, The Hello Girls
Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown
Jeff Whitty and James Magruder, Head Over Heels
Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
Christopher Gattelli, The Cher Show
Denis Jones, Tootsie
David Neumann, Hadestown
Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical)
Rob Howell, The Ferryman
Bob Mackie, The Cher Show
William Ivey Long, Beetlejuice
William Ivey Long, Tootsie
Arianne Phillips, Head Over Heels
Outstanding Projection Design (Play or Musical)
Peter England, King Kong
Alex Basco Koch, Be More Chill
Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice
Jeff Sugg, All My Sons
Tal Yarden, Network
Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown
Simon Hale, Girl from the North Country
Joseph Joubert, Carmen Jones
Daniel Kluger, Oklahoma!
Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
Outstanding Featured Actress In A Play
Joan Allen, The Waverly Gallery
Stephanie Berry, Sugar in Our Wounds
Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman
Harriett D. Foy, The House That Will Not Stand
Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird
Outstanding Featured Actor In A Musical
John Behlmann, Tootsie
André De Shields, Hadestown
Reg Rogers, Tootsie
George Salazar, Be More Chill
Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
John Gassner Award (Presented For An American Play, Preferably By A New Playwright)
Jeremy O. Harris, Slave Play
Jeremy Kareken and David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell, The Lifespan of a Fact
Donja R. Love, Sugar in Our Wounds
Ming Peiffer, Usual Girls
Charly Evon Simpson, Behind the Sheet
The 2018-19 Outer Critics Circle Nominating Committee was made up of David, Gordon, Simon Saltzman, Patrick Hoffman, Joseph Cervelli, Harry Haun, Cynthia Allen, Richard Ridge, David Roberts, and Janice Simpson.