2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Full list of winners led by ‘Come From Away,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Winners for the 67th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards were announced on May 8. The presentation of the prizes will be made at a gala reception at Sardi’s on May 25. While the Outer Critics Circle can be a precursor for the upcoming Tonys, this year there are significant differences between the two awards. Two of the Tony frontrunners for Best Musical — “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” — contended in previous seasons at the OCCs for their Off-Broadway runs. (Full report on Outer Critics Circle Awards.)

BEST BROADWAY PLAY
A Doll’s House, Part 2
Indecent
X – Oslo
Sweat

BEST BROADWAY MUSICAL
Anastasia
A Bronx Tale
X – Come From Away
Groundhog Day
Holiday Inn

BEST OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
X – If I Forget
Incognito
A Life
Linda
Love, Love, Love

BEST OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
X – The Band’s Visit
Hadestown
Himself and Nora
Kid Victory
Spamilton

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
The Front Page
X – Jitney
The Little Foxes
Othello
The Price

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Finian’s Rainbow
X – Hello, Dolly!
Miss Saigon
Sunset Boulevard
Sweeney Todd

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BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Lila Neugebauer – The Wolves
Jack O’Brien – The Front Page
Daniel Sullivan – The Little Foxes
X – Rebecca Taichman – Indecent
Kate Whoriskey – Sweat

BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
X – Christopher Ashley – Come From Away
David Cromer – The Band’s Visit
Darko Tresnjak – Anastasia
Matthew Warchus – Groundhog Day
Jerry Zaks – Hello, Dolly!

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Daniel Craig – Othello
Michael Emerson – Wakey, Wakey
X – Kevin Kline – Present Laughter
David Oyelowo – Othello
David Hyde Pierce – A Life

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Janie Dee – Linda
Sally Field – The Glass Menagerie
Allison Janney – Six Degrees of Separation
X – Laura Linney – The Little Foxes
Laurie Metcalf – A Doll’s House, Part 2

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Christian Borle – Falsettos
Nick Cordero – A Bronx Tale
X – Andy Karl – Groundhog Day
David Hyde Pierce – Hello, Dolly!
Tony Shalhoub – The Band’s Visit

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Christy Altomare – Anastasia
Christine Ebersole – War Paint
Katrina Lenk – The Band’s Visit
Patti LuPone – War Paint
X – Bette Midler – Hello, Dolly!

BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Michael Aronov – Oslo
X – Danny DeVito – The Price
Nathan Lane – The Front Page
Richard Thomas – The Little Foxes
Richard Topol – Indecent

BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Johanna Day – Sweat
Jayne Houdyshell – A Doll’s House, Part 2
Katrina Lenk – Indecent
Nana Mensah – Man From Nebraska
X – Cynthia Nixon – The Little Foxes

BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
John Bolton – Anastasia
Jeffry Denman Kid Victory
X – Gavin Creel – Hello, Dolly!
Shuler Hensley – Sweet Charity
Andrew Rannells – Falsettos

BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Kate Baldwin – Hello, Dolly!
Stephanie J. Block – Falsettos
X – Jenn Colella – Come From Away
Caroline O’Connor – Anastasia
Mary Beth Peil – Anastasia

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BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Terrence McNally – Anastasia
Itamar Moses – The Band’s Visit
Chazz Palminteri – A Bronx Tale
Danny Rubin – Groundhog Day
X – Irene Sankoff & David Hein – Come From Away

BEST SCORE (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens – Anastasia
Alan Menken & Glenn Slater – A Bronx Tale
Tim Minchin – Groundhog Day
Irene Sankoff & David Hein – Come From Away
X – David Yazbek – The Band’s Visit

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS
Doug Besterman – Anastasia
Larry Blank – Holiday Inn
Bill Elliott & Greg Anthony Rassen – Bandstand
X – Larry Hochman – Hello, Dolly!
Jamshied Sharifi – The Band’s Visit

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Andy Blankenbuehler – Bandstand
X – Warren Carlyle – Hello, Dolly!
Savion Glover – Shuffle Along
Kelly Devine – Come From Away
Denis Jones – Holiday Inn

BEST COSTUME DESIGN (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Linda Cho – Anastasia
Susan Hilferty – Present Laughter
Santo Loquasto – Hello, Dolly!
Ann Roth – Shuffle Along
X – Catherine Zuber – War Paint

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BEST LIGHTING DESIGN (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Christopher Akerlind – Indecent
Donald Holder – Anastasia
Natasha Katz – Hello, Dolly!
X – Bradley King – Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Kenneth Posner – War Paint

BEST PROJECTION DESIGN (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Duncan McLean – Privacy
Jared Mezzocchi – Vietgone
Benjamin Pearcy for 59 Productions – Oslo
X – Aaron Rhyne – Anastasia
Tal Yarden – Indecent

BEST SET DESIGN (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Alexander Dodge – Anastasia
Nigel Hook – The Play That Goes Wrong
X – Mimi Lien – Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Scott Pask – The Little Foxes
Douglas W. Schmidt – The Front Page

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Gareth Fry & Pete Malkin – The Encounter
X – Gareth Owen – Come From Away
Nicholas Pope – Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Matt Stine – Sweeney Todd
Nevin Steinberg – Bandstand

BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Ed Dixon – Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose
Marin Ireland – On the Exhale
Sarah Jones – Sell / Buy / Date
Judith Light – All the Ways to Say I Love You
X – Simon McBurney – The Encounter

JOHN GASSNER AWARD (Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
Jaclyn Backhaus – Men on Boats
Sarah DeLappe – The Wolves
Paola Lázaro – Tell Hector I Miss Him
Qui Nguyen – Vietgone
X – Bess Wohl – Small Mouth Sounds

Predict the Tony Awards now; change them until June 11

Be sure to make your Tony Awards predictions. Weigh in now with your picks so that Broadway insiders can see how their shows and performers are faring in our Tony odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on June 11. And join in the fierce debate over the 2017 Tony Awards taking place right now in our theater forums.

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