2018 Outer Critics Circle Award Winners: Harry Potter, SpongeBob

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won for new Broadway play,  SpongeBob SquarePants for new Broadway musical in the 68th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards.  Admissions won for Off-Broadway play,  Desperate Measures for new Off-Broadway musical. Angels in America and My Fair Lady won best revivals.

Complete list below

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

 OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL: SpongeBob SquarePants

 OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY: Admissions

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL: Desperate Measures

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL: Tina Fey     Mean Girls

 OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE: 

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

* Jonathan Coulton, David Bowie and Brian Eno, Plain White T’s, T.I., Domani Harris, and Darwin Quinn, Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman, Yolanda Adams, The Flaming Lips, Sara Bareilles, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, They Might Be Giants, Andy Paley and Tom Kenny, Derek Drymon, Mark Harrison, Stephen Hillenburg, and Blaise Smith, and Tom Kitt –  SpongeBob SquarePants

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY: Angels in America

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL: My Fair Lady

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY: John Tiffany     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

 OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

 

Tina Landau     SpongeBob SquarePants  (tie)

Bartlett Sher     My Fair Lady  (tie)

 

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER: Justin Peck     Carousel

 

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN: Christine Jones     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

 

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN: Catherine Zuber     My Fair Lady

 OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN: Neil Austin     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

 

OUTSTANDING PROJECTION DESIGN: Finn Ross & Ash Woodward     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

 

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN:Gareth Fry     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

 

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRATIONS: Jonathan Tunick     Carousel

 

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY: Andrew Garfield     Angels in America

 OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Glenda Jackson     Three Tall Women

 

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: Ethan Slater     SpongeBob SquarePants

 OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Lauren Ambrose     My Fair Lady

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY: Nathan Lane     Angels in America

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Laurie Metcalf     Three Tall Women

 

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: Norbert Leo Butz     My Fair Lady

 

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Lindsay Mendez     Carousel 

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE: Billy Crudup     Harry Clarke

 

JOHN GASSNER AWARD

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

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

 

Awards Talley for 3 or more:

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” – 6; “My Fair Lady” – 5; “SpongeBob SquarePants” – 4; “Angels in America” – 3; and “Carousel” – 3.

***Please Note:   “The Band’s Visit” was nominated for and received multiple awards from the Outer Critics Circle last season and therefore was not considered again for this year.

2018 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations

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Author: 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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