<i>Hairspray</i> and <i>Take Me Out</i> win big with Outer Critics Circle (8571)

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Hairspray and Take Me Out win big with Outer Critics Circle

The gay-themed drama Take Me Out and the drag-inclusive musical Hairspray won the top prizes at the Outer Critics Circle awards, which were announced Sunday. Hairspray took five awards, including best Broadway musical and best director of a musical (Jack O'Brien), while Take Me Out received three, including best Broadway play and best director of a play (Joe Mantello). The gay-themed A Man of No Importance was named best off-Broadway musical, and cross-dressing comedian Eddie Izzard was named best actor for his (non-cross-dressing) lead role in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. The awards will be presented Thursday, May 29, at Sardi's in New York City.

Here is a complete list of Outer Critics Circle award winners:

Broadway play: Take Me Out
Broadway musical: Hairspray
Off-Broadway play: The Exonerated
Off-Broadway musical: A Man of No Importance
Revival of a play: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Revival of a musical: Nine
Director of a play: Joe Mantello, Take Me Out
Director of a musical: Jack O'Brien, Hairspray
Choreography: Twyla Tharp, Movin' Out
Set design: Catherine Martin, La Bohème
Costume design: William Ivey Long, Hairspray
Lighting design: Nigel Levings, La Bohème
Actor in a play: Eddie Izzard, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Actress in a play: Jayne Atkinson, Enchanted April
Actor in a musical: Antonio Banderas, Nine
Actress in a musical: Marissa Jaret Winokur, Hairspray
Featured actor in a play: Denis O'Hare, Take Me Out
Featured actress in a play: Linda Emond, Life (x) 3
Featured actor in a musical: Dick Latessa, Hairspray
Featured actress in a musical: Jane Krakowski, Nine
Solo performance: Frank Gorshin, Say Goodnight Gracie
John Gassner Award: Matthew Barber, Enchanted April
Special achievement award: Ensemble performance, the cast of Talking Heads


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