Pippin Is Big Winner of 2012-13 Outer Critics Circle Awards
By Andrew Gans
Winners of the 2012-13 Outer Critics Circle Awards were announced May 13. The critically acclaimed revival of Pippin, directed by Diane Paulus, earned seven awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, the most of any production of the season.
Other productions that won multiple awards include Kinky Boots, which won three awards, and Matilda The Musical, My Name Is Asher Lev, The Nance and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which all won two awards apiece.
Judy Kaye, Audra McDonald, Michael McGrath, Donna Murphy and Tonya Pinkins will be presenters at the 63rd Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony, which will be held May 23 at 4 PM at Sardi's Restaurant.
The Outer Critics Circle is the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway.
Nominees follow (winners names are in bold followed by an asterisk):
Outstanding New Broadway Play
Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Outstanding Director of a Play
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)
Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical)
Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
Outstanding Actor in a Play
Outstanding Actress in a Play
Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Outstanding Solo Performance
John Gassner Award (Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
Special Achievement Award Irish Repertory Theatre Charlotte Moore, artistic director and Ciarán O'Reilly, producing director in recognition of 25 years of producing outstanding theatre.
*The Nominating Committee attended all of this season's Broadway productions prior to the OCC Award cutoff date. The Other Place was considered and nominated last season when it was produced Off-Broadway.
Celebrating its 63rd season of bestowing awards of excellence in the field of theatre, the Outer Critics Circle's members are affiliated with more than 90 newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, Internet and theatre publications in America and abroad.
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