The Pajama Game gets eight nomination nods from the Outer Critics Circle Awards, while Grey Gardens gets seven, and both The Drowsy Chaperone and Jersey Boys get six.

The 55th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards will be announced on May 15, and the winners will be presented with awards at a ceremony at Sardi's Restaurant, on May 25. The first awards of the season, these honors are decided upon by an group of writers "covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway." The musical, The Woman In White was nominated for outstanding set, costume, and lighting design.

The design nominations are:
OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
John Lee Beatty, The Color Purple
William Dudley, The Woman in White
David Gallo, The Drowsy Chaperone
Allen Moyer, Grey Gardens

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
Gregg Barnes, The Drowsy Chaperone
William Dudley, The Woman in White
William Ivey Long, Grey Gardens
Martin Pakledinaz, The Pajama Game

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
Howell Binkley, Jersey Boys
Richard G. Jones, Sweeney Todd
Jeff Nellis, Tryst
Paul Pyant, The Woman in White