'Amadeus,' 'Kate,' 'Man' top Outer Crix noms

The Broadway revivals of “Amadeus,” “Kiss Me, Kate” and “The Music Man” led the nominations for the Outer Critics Circle awards, with eight noms each. The dance musical “Contact” followed with seven, while the Manhattan Theater Club’s Off Broadway production of “The Wild Party” nabbed five.

The Outer Critics Circle, comprising theater scribes for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, bestows awards for both Broadway and Off Broadway achievement. Winners will be announced May 1, with citations given out May 25 at Sardi’s.

In addition to the nominations, special achievement awards will go to Barry Humphries for “Dame Edna: The Royal Tour” and to Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly for their performances in “True West.”

Nominations are as follows:

Broadway play: “Copenhagen,” “The Green Bird,” “True West,” “Waiting in the Wings”

Off Broadway play: “An Experiment With an Air Pump,” “Dinner With Friends,” “Dirty Blonde,” “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife”

Play revival: “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” “Amadeus,” “The Real Thing,” “Uncle Vanya”

Actor in a play: Stephen Dillane, “The Real Thing”; Derek Jacobi, “Uncle Vanya”; Michael Sheen, “Amadeus”; David Suchet, “Amadeus”

Actress in a play: Rosemary Harris, “Waiting in the Wings”; Eileen Heckart, “The Waverly Gallery”; Laura Linney, “Uncle Vanya”; J. Smith-Cameron, “Fuddy Meers”

Featured actor in a play: Bob Dishy, “The Price”; Roy Dotrice, “A Moon for the Misbegotten”; Daniel Gerroll, “An Experiment With an Air Pump”; Simon Jones, “Waiting in the Wings”

Featured actress in a play: Frances Conroy, “The Ride Down Mt. Morgan”; Jennifer Ehle, “The Real Thing”; Cindy Katz, “Amadeus”; Lizbeth Mackay, “The Price”

Director of a play: Michael Blakemore, “Copenhagen”; Peter Hall, “Amadeus”; David Leveaux, “The Real Thing”; Daniel Sullivan, “Dinner With Friends” and “A Moon for the Misbegotten”

Broadway musical: “Contact,” “James Joyce’s The Dead,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “Swing!”

Off Broadway musical: “After the Fair,” “Jolson & Co.,” “The Bomb-itty of Errors,” “The Wild Party” (MTC)

Revival of a musical: “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Putting It Together,” “The Music Man”

Actor in a musical: Craig Bierko, “The Music Man”; James Carpinello, “Saturday Night Fever”; Taye Diggs, “The Wild Party” (MTC); Brian Stokes Mitchell, “Kiss Me, Kate”

Actress in a musical: Toni Collette, “The Wild Party” (Broadway); Heather Headley, “Aida”; Rebecca Luker, “The Music Man”; Marin Mazzie, “Kiss Me, Kate”

Featured actor in a musical: Michael Berresse, “Kiss Me, Kate”; Boyd Gaines, “Contact”; Stephen Spinella, “James Joyce’s The Dead”; Tony Vincent, “Jesus Christ Superstar”

Featured actress in a musical: Blair Brown, “James Joyce’s The Dead”; Ruth Williamson, “The Music Man”; Deborah Yates, “Contact”; Karen Ziemba, “Contact”

Director of a musical: Gabriel Barre, “The Wild Party” (MTC); Michael Blakemore, “Kiss Me, Kate”; Richard Nelson, “James Joyce’s The Dead”; Susan Stroman, “Contact” and “The Music Man”

Choreography: Mark Dendy, “The Wild Party” (MTC); Kathleen Marshall, “Kiss Me, Kate”; Susan Stroman, “Contact” and “The Music Man”; Lynn Taylor-Corbett, “Swing!”

Scenic design: John Lee Beatty, “An Experiment With an Air Pump”; William Dudley, “Amadeus”; Thomas Lynch, “The Music Man”; Robin Wagner, “Kiss Me, Kate”

Costume design: William Dudley, “Amadeus”; Constance Hoffman, “The Green Bird”; William Ivey Long, “The Music Man”; Martin Pakledinaz, “Kiss Me, Kate”

Lighting design: Paule Constable, “Amadeus”; Donald Holder, “The Green Bird”; Peter Kaczorowski, “Contact”; Kenneth Posner, “The Wild Party” (MTC)

Solo performance: Olympia Dukakis, “Rose”; Mark Linn-Baker, “Chesapeake”; Mark Setlock, “Fully Committed”; Marc Wolf, “Another American: Asking and Telling”

John Gassner Playwriting Award: Charles Busch, “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife”; David Lindsay-Abaire, “Fuddy Meers”; Kenneth Lonergan, “The Waverly Gallery”; Joan Vail Thorne, “The Exact Center of the Universe.”

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