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‘Wicked’ wins at Outer Crix Circle

'Caroline, or Change' among prominent shutouts

“Wicked,” the new tuner about the witches from Oz, led the way at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, winning four honors, including the Broadway musical nod.

“I Am My Own Wife” added to its trophy shelf, taking the Broadway play nod and the award for solo perf for Jefferson Mays.

The revival of “Wonderful Town” also had a strong showing, winning three awards including the musical revival nod as well as actress in a musical kudos for Donna Murphy.

Among the more prominent shows shut out was “Caroline, or Change,” which played both on Broadway and Off during the 2003-04 season.

It was considered in the Broadway musical category, where it lost to “Wicked.” Meanwhile, the Off Broadway musical trophy was split between two shows that received lackluster notices: “The Thing About Men” and “Johnny Guitar.”

Other notable choices from the org, comprising theater critics and writers for publications outside Gotham, were Frank Langella, actor in a play, for “Match”; Eileen Atkins, actress in a play, for “The Retreat From Moscow”; and Hugh Jackman, actor in a musical, for “The Boy From Oz.”

The winners:

BROADWAY PLAY
“I Am My Own Wife”

BROADWAY MUSICAL
“Wicked”

OFF BROADWAY PLAY
“Intimate Apparel”

OFF BROADWAY MUSICAL (TIE)
“Johnny Guitar”
“The Thing About Men”

REVIVAL OF A PLAY
“Henry IV”

REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
“Wonderful Town”

DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Jack O’Brien, “Henry IV”

DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Joe Mantello, “Wicked”

CHOREOGRAPHY
Kathleen Marshall, “Wonderful Town”

SET DESIGN
Eugene Lee, “Wicked”

COSTUME DESIGN
Susan Hilferty, “Wicked”

LIGHTING DESIGN
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, “Assassins”

ACTOR IN A PLAY
Frank Langella, “Match”

ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Eileen Atkins, “The Retreat From Moscow”

ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Hugh Jackman, “The Boy From Oz”

ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Donna Murphy, “Wonderful Town”

FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Ned Beatty, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Audra McDonald, “A Raisin in the Sun”

FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL (TIE)
John Cariani, “Fiddler on the Roof”
Michael Cerveris, “Assassins”

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Karen Ziemba, “Never Gonna Dance”

SOLO PERFORMANCE
Jefferson Mays, “I Am My Own Wife”

JOHN GASSNER AWARD
Lynn Nottage, “Intimate Apparel”

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The cast of “Avenue Q” for outstanding ensemble performance and puppet artistry

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