This morning (Tuesday, May 16), the Outer Critics Circle announced the winners of its 72nd Annual Awards honoring achievements in the 2022-2023 Broadway and Off-Broadway season, which, for the first time, removed gender-based acting categories and included separate awards for Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, previously nominated in the same category.
Leading the awards with five is the Broadway musical Some Like It Hot, followed by the play Leopoldstadt with three. The most-awarded Off-Broadway play with two wins is Downstate.
And the recipients of the 2023 Outer Critics Circle Awards are:
Outstanding New Broadway Musical: Some Like It Hot
Outstanding New Broadway Play: Leopoldstadt
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical: The Harder They Come
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play: Downstate
John Gassner Award for New American Play: Fat Ham by James Ijames
Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway): Topdog/Underdog
Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway): Parade
Outstanding Lead Performer in a Broadway Musical: J. Harrison Ghee – Some Like It Hot
Outstanding Featured Performer in a Broadway Musical: Alex Newell – Shucked
Outstanding Lead Performer in a Broadway Play: Sean Hayes – Good Night, Oscar
Outstanding Featured Performer in a Broadway Play: Brandon Uranowitz – Leopoldstadt
Outstanding Lead Performer in an Off-Broadway Play: Bill Irwin – Endgame
Outstanding Featured Performer in an Off-Broadway Play: K. Todd Freeman – Downstate
Outstanding Lead Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical: Jonathan Groff – Merrily We Roll Along
Outstanding Featured Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical: Lindsay Mendez – Merrily We Roll Along
Outstanding Solo Performance: Jodie Comer – Prima Facie
Outstanding New Score: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman – Some Like It Hot
Outstanding Book of a Musical: Robert Horn – Shucked
Outstanding Scenic Design (Play or Musical): Beowulf Boritt – New York, New York
Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical): Gregg Barnes – Some Like it Hot
Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical): Tim Lutkin – Life of Pi
Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical): Joshua D. Reid – A Christmas Carol
Outstanding Video or Projection Design (Play or Musical): Andrzej Goulding – Life of Pi
Outstanding Orchestrations: Bryan Carter and Charlie Rosen – Some Like It Hot
Outstanding Director of a Musical: Michael Arden – Parade
Outstanding Choreography: Susan Stroman – New York, New York
Outstanding Director of a Play: Patrick Marber – Leopoldstadt
Special Achievement Award: To B.H. Barry, one of the world’s foremost fight directors, in recognition of a distinguished six-decade career capped off with Camelot at Lincoln Center Theater.
Our congratulations and thanks to all the winners for their outstanding contributions to NYC theater.
The Outer Critics Circle Awards will be presented on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, 65th Street and Columbus Avenue, NYC.