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2018 Outer Critics Circle Nominations: Spongebob, Harry Potter, My Fair Lady lead

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“SpongeBob SquarePants”has received 11 nominations for 2018 Outer Critic Awards, more than any other show, followed by “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” with ten, and “My Fair Lady” with nine. The winners will be announced Monday, May 7th, 2018.

A Guide to New York Theater Awards

Complete list of nominations:

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY

The Children

Farinelli and the King

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Junk

 

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

Escape to Margaritaville

Frozen

Mean Girls

Prince of Broadway

SpongeBob SquarePants

 

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

Admissions

Cost of Living

Hangmen

The Low Road

Mlima’s Tale

 

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Cruel Intentions

Desperate Measures

Jerry Springer- The Opera

Miss You Like Hell

Woody Sez

 

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Tina Fey     Mean Girls

Quiara Alegría Hudes     Miss You Like Hell

Kyle Jarrow     SpongeBob SquarePants

Peter Kellogg     Desperate Measures

 

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith,               Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I., Domani & Lil’C,      Jonathan Coulton, Tom Kitt                 SpongeBob SquarePants

David Friedman & Peter Kellogg          Desperate Measures

Imogen Heap                   Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Quiara Alegría Hudes                             Miss You Like Hell

Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez              Frozen

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Angels in America

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

Lobby Hero

Three Tall Women

Travesties

 

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Carousel

My Fair Lady

Once on This Island

Pacific Overtures

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

Jo Bonney     Cost of Living

Marianne Elliott     Angels in America

Patrick Marber     Travesties

Joe Mantello     Three Tall Women

John Tiffany     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Michael Arden     Once on This Island

Bill Castellino     Desperate Measures

Tina Landau     SpongeBob SquarePants

Casey Nicholaw     Mean Girls

Bartlett Sher     My Fair Lady

 

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER

Camille A. Brown     Once on This Island

Christopher Gattelli     My Fair Lady

Christopher Gattelli     SpongeBob SquarePants

Steven Hoggett     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Justin Peck     Carousel

 

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

Miriam Buether     Three Tall Women

Myung Hee Cho     In the Body of the World

Christine Jones     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Michael Yeargan     My Fair Lady

David Zinn     SpongeBob SquarePants

 

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

(Play or Musical)

Katrina Lindsay     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Clint Ramos     Once on This Island

Paloma Young     Time and the Conways

David Zinn     SpongeBob SquarePants

Catherine Zuber     My Fair Lady

 

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

(Play or Musical) Kevin Adams     SpongeBob SquarePants

Neil Austin     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Paule Constable     Angels in America

Paul Russell     Farinelli and the King

Lap Chi Chu     Mlima’s Tale

 

OUTSTANDING PROJECTION DESIGN

(Play or Musical) Tim Reid     1984

Finn Ross     Frozen

Finn Ross     In the Body of the World

Finn Ross & Adam Young     Mean Girls

Finn Ross & Ash Woodward     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

 

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN

(Play or Musical) Gareth Fry     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Kate Marvin     [Porto]

Fitz Patton     Napoli, Brooklyn

Marc Salzberg     My Fair Lady

Darron L. West     Mlima’s Tale

 

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRATIONS

Jason Robert Brown     Prince of Broadway

Tom Kitt     SpongeBob SquarePants

AnnMarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin     Once on This Island

Jonathan Tunick     Carousel

Claire Van Kampen     Farinelli and the King

 

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Sean Carvajal     Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

Andrew Garfield     Angels in America

Tom Hollander     Travesties

Gregg Mozgala     Cost of Living

Michael Urie     The Government Inspector

 

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

MaameYaa Boafo     School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

Jessica Hecht     Admissions

Glenda Jackson     Three Tall Women

Lauren Ridloff     Children of a Lesser God

Katy Sullivan     Cost of Living

 

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Harry Hadden-Paton     My Fair Lady

Joshua Henry     Carousel

David M. Lutken     Woody Sez

Conor Ryan     Desperate Measures

Ethan Slater     SpongeBob SquarePants

  

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Lauren Ambrose     My Fair Lady

Erika Henningsen     Mean Girls

Hailey Kilgore     Once On This Island

Taylor Louderman     Mean Girls

Patti Murin     Frozen

 

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Anthony Boyle     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Johnny Flynn     Hangmen

Nathan Lane     Angels in America

David Morse     The Iceman Cometh

Paul Sparks     At Home at the Zoo

 

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Jamie Brewer     Amy and the Orphans

Denise Gough     Angels in America

Harriet Harris     The Low Road

Laurie Metcalf     Three Tall Women

Mary Testa     The Government Inspector

 

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Norbert Leo Butz     My Fair Lady

Alexander Gemignani     Carousel

Gavin Lee     SpongeBob SquarePants

Nick Wyman     Desperate Measures

Tony Yazbeck     Prince of Broadway

 

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Kerry Butler    Mean Girls

Lindsay Mendez     Carousel

Lauren Molina     Desperate Measures

Ashley Park     Mean Girls  

Emily Skinner     Prince of Broadway

 

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE

Billy Crudup     Harry Clarke

Eve Ensler     In the Body of the World

Alison Fraser     Squeamish

John Lithgow     Stories By Heart

Sharon Washington     Feeding the Dragon

 

JOHN GASSNER AWARD

(Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)

Kate Benson     [Porto]

Jocelyn Bioh     School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

Lindsey Ferrentino     Amy and the Orphans

Meghan Kennedy     Napoli, Brooklyn

Dominique Morisseau     Pipeline

 


2017-18 Outer Critics Circle Nominating Committee

Simon SaltzmanStanley L. CohenPatrick HoffmanJoseph Cervelli,  Aubrey Reuben, David Gordon & Harry Haun


 

Nominations Talley for 3 or more:

SpongeBob SquarePants – 11; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – 10; My Fair Lady –9; Mean Girls – 8; Desperate Measures – 7; Angels in America – 6; Carousel – 6; Once On This Island – 6; Three Tall Women – 5; Cost of Living – 4; Frozen – 4; Prince of Broadway – 4; Farinelli and the King- 3; In the Body of the World- 3; Mlima’s Tale – 3; Miss You Like Hell – 3; Travesties – 3.

Celebrating its 68th season, the Outer Critics Circle is an association focused on New York theater, with members from more than 90 newspapers, magazines, websites, radio and television stations, and theater publications in the United States and abroad.

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About New York Theater
Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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