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A life-affirming musical about a young boy beating all odds to fulfill his dream.

Billy Elliot and Shrek Top 2009 Outer Critics Circle Nominees

Billy Elliot and Shrek Top 2009 Outer Critics Circle Nominees
Haydn Gwynne and David Alvarez in Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot and Shrek the Musical led the list of nominees for the 2009 Outer Critics Circle Awards, receiving 10 nominations each. The nominations were announced on April 20 at the Algonquin Hotel by Broadway stars Rebecca Luker Mary Poppins and Danny Burstein South Pacific.

The Outer Critics Circle Awards are bestowed by an association whose members are affiliated with more than 90 publications and broadcasting outlets. Winners will be announced on May 11, and the 2009 awards ceremony will be held on May 21 at Sardi’s. The nomination announcement noted that the play Dividing the Estate and the musical Next to Normal were considered last season in their off-Broadway productions. A complete list of nominees follows:

Outstanding New Broadway Play
God of Carnage
Irena's Vow

Reasons to be Pretty
33 Variations

Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Billy Elliot
Rock of Ages
Shrek the Musical
A Tale of Two Cities

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Becky Shaw
Farragut North
Shipwrecked! …
Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Rooms: A Rock Romance
The Toxic Avenger
What's That Smell? The Music of Jacob Sterling

Outstanding Revival of a Play Broadway or Off-Broadway
Blithe Spirit
The Cripple of Inishmaan
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Waiting for Godot

Outstanding Revival of a Musical Broadway or Off-Broadway
Enter Laughing
Pal Joey
West Side Story

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Raúl Esparza, Speed-the-Plow
Bill Irwin, Waiting for Godot
Nathan Lane, Waiting for Godot
Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King
Thomas Sadoski, Reasons to be Pretty

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Ruined
Carla Gugino, Desire Under the Elms
Marcia Gay Harden, God of Carnage
Janet McTeer, Mary Stuart
Harriet Walter, Mary Stuart


Outstanding Actor in a Musical
James Barbour, A Tale of Two Cities
Matt Cavenaugh, West Side Story
Brian d’Arcy James, Shrek the Musical
Josh Grisetti, Enter Laughing
David Pittu, What’s That Smell? The Music of Jacob Sterling

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Shrek the Musical
Megan Hilty, 9 to 5
Leslie Kritzer, Rooms: A Rock Romance
Nancy Opel, The Toxic Avenger
Josefina Scaglione, West Side Story

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Zach Grenier, 33 Variations
John Benjamin Hickey, Mary Stuart
Russell G. Jones, Ruined
Patrick Page, A Man for All Seasons
David Pearse, The Cripple of Inishmaan

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Angela Lansbury, Blithe Spirit
Andrea Martin, Exit the King
Kristine Nielsen, Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them
Susan Louise O’Connor, Blithe Spirit
Condola Rashad, Ruined

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Daniel Breaker, Shrek the Musical
Aaron Simon Gross, 13
Gregory Jbara, Billy Elliot
Christopher Sieber, Shrek the Musical
Wesley Taylor, Rock of Ages

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Kathy Fitzgerald, 9 to 5
Haydn Gwynne, Billy Elliot
Karen Olivo, West Side Story
Martha Plimpton, Pal Joey
Carole Shelley, Billy Elliot

Outstanding Director of a Play
Garry Hynes, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Anthony Page, Waiting for Godot
Bartlett Sher, Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Matthew Warchus, The Norman Conquests
Moises Kaufman, 33 Variations

Outstanding Director of a Musical
Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot
Arthur Laurents, West Side Story
Jason Moore, Shrek the Musical
Diane Paulus, Hair
Susan Stroman, Happiness

Karole Armitage, Hair
Andy Blankenbuehler, 9 to 5
Peter Darling, Billy Elliot
Josh Prince, Shrek the Musical
Susan Stroman, Happiness

Outstanding Choreographer

Outstanding New Score Broadway or Off-Broadway
Billy Elliot: The Musical
Rooms: A Rock Romance
Shrek The Musical

Outstanding Set Design
Tim Hatley, Shrek the Musical
Santo Loquasto, Waiting for Godot
Derek McLane, 33 Variations
Ian MacNeil, Billy Elliot
Walt Spangler, Desire Under the Elms

Outstanding Costume Design
Nicky Gillibrand, Billy Elliot
Tim Hatley, Shrek the Musical
John Napier, Equus
Martin Pakledinaz, Blithe Spirit
Catherine Zuber, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Outstanding Lighting Design
Kevin Adams, Hair
Rick Fisher, Billy Elliot
David Hersey, Equus
Peter Kaczorowski, Ruined
David Lander, 33 Variations

Outstanding Solo Performance
Mike Birbiglia, Sleepwalk With Me
Mike Burstyn, Lansky
Mike Daisey, If You See Something, Say Something
Lorenzo Pisoni, Humor Abuse
Matt Sax, Clay

Outstanding Ensemble Performance
The cast of The Norman Conquests: Amelia Bullmore, Jessica Hynes, Stephen Mangan, Ben Miles, Paul Ritter, Amanda Root

John Gassner Award for a New American Play
Annie Baker, Body Awareness
Gina Gionfriddo, Becky Shaw
Beau Willimon, Farragut North

Special Achievement Award
David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish for Billy Elliot

Productions that received three or more nominations:
Billy Elliot - 10
Shrek the Musical - 10
33 Variations - 5
Ruined - 5
Waiting for Godot - 5
West Side Story - 5
Blithe Spirit  - 4
Hair - 4
Happiness - 4
The Cripple of Inishmaan - 3
Joe Turner's Come and Gone  - 3
Mary Stuart - 3
9 to 5 - 3
Rooms: A Rock Romance  - 3




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