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2006 Outer Critics Circle Awards

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2006 Outer Critics Circle Awards

by Broadway.com


John Lloyd Young in 'Jersey Boys'

"Jersey Boys" and "The History Boys" were awarded the top 2006 prizes by the Outer Critics Circle Awards. The story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, "Jersey Boys" took home Outstanding Broadway Musical, Outstanding Lead Actor for John Lloyd Young and Outstanding Lighting.

In addition to Outstanding Broadway Play, "The History Boys" took home four awards, including prizes and stars Richard Griffiths and Frances de la Tour. The biggest winner was actually "The Drowsy Chaperone," which won in four categories.

The Outer Critics Circle is an organization of writers and commentators for all media covering New York theater, representing more than 90 outlets including Broadway.com. The annual awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 25 at Sardi's Restaurant.

2006 Outer Critics Circle Award Winners

Outstanding Broadway Play

"The History Boys"

Outstanding Broadway Musical

"Jersey Boys"

Outstanding Off-Broadway Play

"Stuff Happens"

Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical

"Grey Gardens"

Outstanding Revival of a Play

"Awake and Sing!"

Outstanding Revival of a Musical

"Sweeney Todd"

Outstanding Actor in a Play

Gabriel Bryne

"A Touch of the Poet"

Outstanding Actress in a Play

Lois Smith

"The Trip to Bountiful"

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Richard Griffiths

"The History Boys"

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Frances de la Tour

"The History Boys"

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

John Lloyd Young

"Jersey Boys"

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Christine Ebersole

"Grey Gardens"

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Jim Dale

"The Threepenny Opera"

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Beth Leavel

"The Drowsy Chaperone"

Outstanding Solo Performance

Antony Sher


Outstanding Director of a Play

Nicholas Hytner

"The History Boys"

Outstanding Director of a Musical

John Doyle

"Sweeney Todd"

Outstanding Choreography

Kathleen Marshall

"The Pajama Game"

Outstanding New Score

"The Drowsy Chaperone"

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison

Outstanding Set Design

David Gallo

"The Drowsy Chaperone"

Outstanding Costume Design

Gregg Barnes

"The Drowsy Chaperone"

Outstanding Lighting Design

Howell Binkley

"Jersey Boys"

John Gassner Award for a New American Play

Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter

"In the Continuum"

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