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Outer Critics Circle Awards 2016: Roundabout Dominates with ‘She Loves Me,’ ‘Long Day’s Journey’ (FULL LIST)

The Roundabout Theater Company’s Broadway revival of “She Loves Me” led the 2015-16 Outer Critics Circle Awards, scoring four trophies, while the company’s starry revival of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” claimed three, including acting honors for Jessica Lange and Michael Shannon.

The company also was represented with “The Humans,” which originated at the Roundabout’s Off Broadway space before going on to Broadway, where the Tomy-nominated show won the OCC award for outstanding new Broadway play.

The OCC serves as an imperfect bellwether for the Tony Awards, since a number of significant titles in the Tony race – most notably “Hamilton” – weren’t eligible for the OCCs this year because they were recognized in prior incarnations and in previous years. Another Tony player, “Shuffle Along,” didn’t open in time to be considered by the OCCs.

Still, the awards could present a snapshot of some of the Tony candidates around whom support is coalescing, such as Lange — who beat out her Tony competitors Lupita Nyong’o (“Eclisped”) and Michelle Williams (“Blackbird”) for the OCC. The OCCs might also offer a snapshot of future Broadway contenders in recognizing promising Off Broadway work. This year “Dear Evan Hansen,” the well-reviewed musical at Second Stage Theater, picked up two awards (for Off Broadway musical and book of a musical), and is already tipped for a potential Broadway transfer.

The nonprofit Roundabout, which produces work on two Broadway stages as well as at Off Broadway venues, also is a notable player in this year’s Tony nominations. Productions either produced by the Roundabout or originating there accounted for 27 nominations.

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OCC winners will receive awards at a May 26 ceremony at Sardi’s. The full list of 2015-16 Outer Critics Circle Award winners follows.

2015-16 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS WINNERS

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY

The Humans 

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

Bright Star

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

The Christians

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Dear Evan Hansen

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL

(Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Dear Evan Hansen

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE (Broadway or Off-Broadway)

Bright Star

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

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

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

She Loves Me

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

Ivo van Hove     A View From the Bridge 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Michael Arden     Spring Awakening

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER

Sergio Trujillo     On Your Feet!

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN (Play or Musical)

David Rockwell     She Loves Me

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN (Play or Musical)

Jeff Mahshie     She Loves Me

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN (Play or Musical)

Justin Townsend     American Psycho the Musical

OUTSTANDING PROJECTION DESIGN (Play or Musical)

Finn Ross     American Psycho the Musical

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Frank Langella     The Father

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Jessica Lange     Long Day’s Journey Into Night

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Danny Burstein     Fiddler on the Roof

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Cynthia Erivo     The Color Purple the Musical

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Michael Shannon     Long Day’s Journey Into Night

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY (TIE VOTE)

Pascale Armand     Eclipsed

Judith Light     Thérèse Raquin

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Christopher Fitzgerald     Waitress 

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Jane Krakowski     She Loves Me  

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE

James Lecesne     The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

JOHN GASSNER AWARD

Marco Ramirez     The Royale

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

James Houghton     Signature Theatre Company

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