Stereophonic Leads 2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards, Wins Best Play; See the Full List of Winners | Playbill

Related Articles
Awards Stereophonic Leads 2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards, Wins Best Play; See the Full List of Winners

Winners will be recognized at a May 23 ceremony at Lincoln Center.

Company of Stereophonic Julieta Cervantes

Stereophonic is the most winning production of the 2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards, taking four categories, including Outstanding New Broadway Play. The production went into the awards as one of the most nominated of the season, though that top spot went to Audible Theater's Off-Broadway musical Dead Outlaw. That David Yazbek-Itamar Moses-Erik Della Penna show won three awards, including Outstanding New Off-Broadway musical.

Outstanding New Broadway Musical went to Suffs, and Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play went to recent Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner Primary Trust, while Oh, Mary! took the John Gassner Award for New American Play. Classic Stage Company's I Can Get It for You Wholesale won Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and Second Stage's Appropriate took Outstanding Revival of a Play.

Performer awards in Broadway categories all went to actors who are also 2024 Tony Award nominees, including Jessica Lange for Mother Play, Kara Young for Purlie Victorious, Kelli O'Hara for Days of Wine and Roses, and Kecia Lewis for Hell's Kitchen. Off-Broadway performance saw two ties: Featured Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical (Judy Kuhn for I Can Get It for You Wholesale and Thom Sesma for Dead Outlaw) and Lead Performer in an Off-Broadway Play (Cole Escola for Oh, Mary! and William Jackson Harper for Primary Trust). Also winning Off-Broadway performance categories were Andrew Durand for Dead Outlaw and Jay O. Sanders for Primary Trust.

Winners will be honored during a May 23 ceremony at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center's New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

The Outer Critics Circle's membership includes writers working for more than 90 newspapers, magazines, broadcast stations, and online news organizations worldwide. David Gordon leads the group as president, with a board of directors that also includes Richard Ridge, Joseph Cervelli, Patrick Hoffman, David Roberts, Cynthia Allen, Harry Haun, Dan Rubins, Janice Simpson, and Doug Strassler.

(Not considered for nominations were Off-Broadway's Here We Are, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, and Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice, none of which invited nominators to performances. Suffs was deemed eligible in Broadway categories after it was ruled at least 50% different from its earlier Off-Broadway staging, and Illinoise was considered for Off-Broadway categories due to the timing of its Broadway debut.)

See the full list of winners below:

Outstanding New Broadway Play
Jaja's African Hair Braiding, Jocelyn Bioh
Mother Play: A Play in Five Evictions, Paula Vogel
Patriots, Peter Morgan
WINNER - Stereophonic, David Adjmi

The Shark Is Broken, Joseph Nixon and Ian Shaw

Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Days of Wine and Roses
WINNER - Suffs
The Great Gatsby
The Outsiders
Water for Elephants

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Buena Vista Social Club
WINNER - Dead Outlaw
The Connector

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Dig, Theresa Rebeck
King of the Jews, Leslie Epstein
King James, Rajiv Joseph
WINNER - Primary Trust, Eboni Booth

Swing State, Rebecca Gilman

John Gassner Award (new American play preferably by a new playwright)
Job. Max Wolf Friedlich
Manahatta, Mary Kathryn Nagle
WINNER - Oh, Mary!, Cole Escola

The Apiary, Kate Douglas
Wet Brain, John J. Caswell Jr.

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Here Lies Love
WINNER - I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Monty Python's Spamalot
The Who's Tommy

Outstanding Revival of a Play
An Enemy of the People
WINNER - Appropriate
Doubt: A Parable
Mary Jane
Philadelphia, Here I Come!
Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch

Outstanding Lead Performer in a Broadway Play
WINNER - Jessica Lange, Mother Play
Rachel McAdams, Mary Jane
Sarah Paulson, Appropriate
Jeremy Strong, An Enemy of the People
Michael Stuhlbarg, Patriots

Outstanding Featured Performer in a Broadway Play
Billy Eugene Jones, Purlie Victorious
Celia Keenan-Bolger, Mother Play
Alex Moffat, The Cottage
Jim Parsons, Mother Play
Sarah Pidgeon, Stereophonic
WINNER - Kara Young, Purlie Victorious

Outstanding Lead Performer in a Broadway Musical
Ali Louis Bourzgui, The Who's Tommy
Brian d'Arcy James, Days of Wine and Roses
Casey Likes, Back to the Future
WINNER - Kelli O'Hara, Days of Wine and Roses
Maryann Plunkett, The Notebook

Outstanding Featured Performer in a Broadway Musical
Roger Bart, Back to the Future
Justin Guarini, Once Upon a One More Time
Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Spamalot
WINNER - Kecia Lewis, Hell's Kitchen
Bebe Neuwirth, Cabaret

Outstanding Lead Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical
Jeb Brown, Dead Outlaw
WINNER - Andrew Durand, Dead Outlaw
Alyse Alan Louis, Teeth
Ben Levi Ross, The Connector
Ricky Ubeda, Illinoise

Outstanding Featured Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical (tie)
Ben Cook, Illinoise
Hannah Cruz, The Connector
Julia Knitel, Dead Outlaw
WINNER - Judy Kuhn, I Can Get It For You Wholesale
Jessica Molaskey, The Connector
WINNER - Thom Sesma, Dead Outlaw

Outstanding Lead Performer in an Off-Broadway Play (tie)
WINNER - Cole Escola, Oh, Mary!
Mary Beth Fisher, Swing State
WINNER - William Jackson Harper, Primary Trust
Marie Mullen, The Saviour
Paul Sparks, Waiting for Godot

Outstanding Featured Performer in an Off-Broadway Play
Gus Birney, Our Class
April Matthis, Primary Trust
Conrad Ricamora, Oh, Mary!
WINNER - Jay O. Sanders, Primary Trust
Bubba Weiler, Swing State

Outstanding Solo Performance
Eddie Izzard, Hamlet
WINNER - Patrick Page, All the Devils are Here
Mona Pirnot, I Love You So Much I Could Die
Robert Montano, Small
John Rubenstein, Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground

Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Justin Peck and Jackie Sibblies Drury, Illinoise
Anna K. Jacobs and Michael R. Jackson, Teeth
Itamar Moses, Dead Outlaw
Jonathan Marc Sherman, The Connector
WINNER - Shaina Taub, Suffs

Outstanding Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Jason Robert Brown, The Connector
Will Butler, Stereophonic
Adam Guettel, Days of Wine and Roses
David Yazbek and Erik Della Penna, Dead Outlaw
WINNER - Shaina Taub, Suffs

Outstanding Orchestrations (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Timo Andres, Illinoise
Adam Guettel and Jamie Lawrence, Days of Wine and Roses
WINNER - Marco Paguia, Buena Vista Social Club
Michael Starobin, Suffs
Erik Della Penna, Dean Sharenow, and David Yazbek; Dead Outlaw

Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
David Cromer, Dead Outlaw
Michael Greif, Days of Wine and Roses
Daisy Prince, The Connector
Leigh Silverman, Suffs
WINNER - Jessica Stone, Water for Elephants

Outstanding Direction of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Knud Adams, Primary Trust
WINNER - Daniel Aukin, Stereophonic
Robert Falls, Swing State
Kenny Leon, Purlie Victorious
Lila Neugebauer, Appropriate

Outstanding Choreography (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Jesse Robb and Shana Carroll, Water for Elephants
Rick Kuperman and Jeff Kuperman, The Outsiders
Lorin Latarro, The Who's Tommy
Patricia Delgado and Justin Peck, Buena Vista Social Club
WINNER - Justin Peck, Illinoise

Outstanding Scenic Design (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (tie)
Paul Tate dePoo III, The Cottage
WINNER - Paul Tate dePoo III, The Great Gatsby
Dots, Appropriate
David Korins, Here Lies Love
WINNER - David Zinn, Stereophonic

Outstanding Costume Design (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Dede Ayite, Jaja's African Hair Braiding
Enver Chakartash, Stereophonic
Enver Chakartash, Teeth
WINNER - Linda Cho, The Great Gatsby
Sydney Maresca, The Cottage

Outstanding Lighting Design (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Bradley King, Water for Elephants
WINNER - Brian MacDevitt, The Outsiders
Justin Townsend, Here Lies Love
Tim Lutkin and Hugh Vanstone, Back to the Future
Amanda Zieve, The Who's Tommy

Outstanding Sound Design (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Tom Gibbons, Grey House
Gareth Owen, Back to the Future
Gareth Owen, The Who's Tommy
WINNER - Ryan Rumery, Stereophonic
M.L. Dogg and Cody Spencer, Here Lies Love

Outstanding Video/Projections (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
David Bengali, Water for Elephants
Paul Tate dePoo III, The Great Gatsby
WINNER - Peter Nigrini, The Who's Tommy
Finn Ross, Back to the Future
Ash J. Woodward, Patriots

Productions With Multiple Wins:
Stereophonic - 4
Dead Outlaw - 3
Primary Trust - 3
Suffs - 3
The Great Gatsby - 2
I Can Get It for You Wholesale - 2
Oh, Mary! - 2

Today’s Most Popular News:

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting with your ad blocker.
Thank you!