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Hadestown Tops List of 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award Winners

The musical received six awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score.

Amber Gray in the Broadway production of Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
(© Matthew Murphy)

Recipients of the 2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards have been announced. The Broadway production of Hadestown topped the list, earning six awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical. The full list of winners is as follows.

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY
The Ferryman

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
Hadestown

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
White Noise

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
Girl From the North Country

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Robert Horn, Tootsie

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE - THE MARJORIE GUNNER AWARD
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

All My Sons

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL - THE LUCILLE LORTEL AWARD
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER
Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate

OUTSTANDING SCENIC DESIGN
(Play or Musical)

David Korins, Beetlejuice

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
(Play or Musical)

Bob Mackie, The Cher Show

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
(Play or Musical)

Bradley King, Hadestown

OUTSTANDING PROJECTION DESIGN
(Play or Musical)

Peter England, King Kong

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN
(Play or Musical)

Peter Hylenski, King Kong

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRATIONS
Daniel Kluger, Oklahoma!

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Bryan Cranston, Network

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Santino Fontana, Tootsie

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Benjamin Walker, All My Sons

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
André De Shields, Hadestown

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Amber Gray, Hadestown

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
Mike Birbiglia, The New One

JOHN GASSNER PLAYWRITING AWARD
(Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell, The Lifespan of a Fact

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

The Executive Committee voted and decided upon the presentation of Special Achievement Awards to:

The Puppetry Team That Created and Operates King Kong, recognizing the artistry and technical achievement that brings a 2,000-pound gorilla to life:

• Puppet designer and builder Sonny Tilders and the Creature Technology Company

• Scenic designer Peter England, who collaborated on the aesthetics of the puppet

• Aerial and movement director Gavin Robbins

• The members of the King's Company, who move Kong on stage: Mike Baerga, Rhaamell Burke-Missouri, Jōvan Dansberry, Casey Garvin, Gabriel Hyman, Marty Lawson, Roberto Olvera, Khadija Tariyan, Lauren Yalango-Grant, David Yijae, Christopher Hampton Grant, Jena VanEslander, Scott Webber, Warren Yang, James Retter Duncan, Jonathan MacMillan, and Leigh-Ann Vizer.

• Kong's Voodoo Operators, who control his facial expressions: Jon Hoche, Danny Miller and Jacob Williams.

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), in recognition of 50 years of producing new musicals, as well as classics from the past

The winners will be celebrated on May 23 at Sardi's. Presenters will include Jenn Colella, Tina Fey, Montego Glover, Hamish Linklater, Lindsay Mendez, and Lily Rabe.

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