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She Loves Me & More Win Big at Outer Critics Circle Awards

May 8th, 2016 | By Ryan McPhee

She Loves Me led the pack at the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards. The Broadway revival won four awards, including Outstanding Musical Revival and Outstanding Featured Actress for Jane Krakowski. Additional winners include Long Day’s Journey Into Night (like She Loves Me, a Roundabout production), which one three awards, Bright Star, which took home Outstanding New Broadway Musical and The Humans, which won Outstanding New Broadway Play.

The previous off-Broadway productions of Hamilton, Disaster! and Blackbird were considered for Outer Critics Circle Awards in their respective seasons. Therefore, only new cast members’ performances in the Broadway transfers were eligible for awards this year. Additionally, Shuffle Along will be considered during the 2016-17 season at the request of the producers.

See below for a complete list of winners. Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony on May 26 at Sardi’s Restaurant.

Outstanding New Broadway Play
The Humans

Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Bright Star

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
The Christians

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Dear Evan Hansen

Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Dear Evan Hansen

Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Bright Star

Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
She Loves Me

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Frank Langella, The Father

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Pascale Armand, Eclipsed
Judith Light, Thérèse Raquin

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me

Outstanding Director of a Play
Ivo van Hove, A View From the Bridge

Outstanding Director of a Musical
Michael Arden, Spring Awakening

Outstanding Choreographer
Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet!

Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)
David Rockwell, She Loves Me

Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical)
Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me

Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
Justin Townsend, American Psycho

Outstanding Projection Design (Play or Musical)
Finn Ross, American Psycho

Outstanding Solo Performance
James Lecesne, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

John Gassner Award
(Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
Marco Ramirez, The Royale

Special Achievement Award
James Houghton, Signature Theatre Company


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