1970s Featured Image

A Chorus Line was a big hit in the mid 70s and Ain't Misbehavin' received a Special Citation and acclaim for Nell Carter.

Groucho Marx hosted at the Village Gate in 1972.

Rue McClanahan, Ruby Dee, James Woods, Nell Carter, Judd Hirsch were all winners, just to name a few.

Winners

Special Citations

  • Barbara Garson

    The Dinosaur Door

  • Ping Chong

    Humboldt's Current

  • The creators of "Nightclub Cantata"

Sustained Excellence

  • Manhattan Theatre Club

  • New York Street Theatre Caravan

  • Theatre for the New City

Music

  • Philip Glass

    Einstein on the Beach

Design

  • Charles Ludlam

    Der Ring Gott Farblonjet

Costumes, Set and Lighting

  • Carole Oditz, Douglas Schmidt, and Burl Hash

    Crazy Locomotive

Set and Lighting

  • Henry Millman and Edward M. Greenberg

    Domino Courts

Playwriting

  • David Berry

    G.R. Point

  • Maria Irene Fornes

    Fefu and Her Friends

  • William Hauptmann

    Domino Courts

  • Albert Innaurato

    "Gemini" and "The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie"

  • David Rudkin

    Ashes

Performance

  • Danny Aiello

    Gemini

  • Martin Balsam

    Cold Storage

  • Lucinda Childs

    Einstein on the Beach

  • James Coco

    The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie

  • Anne DiSalvo

    Gemini

  • John Heard

    G.R. Point

  • Jo Henderson

    Ladyhouse Blues

  • William Hurt

    My Life

  • Joseph Maher

    Savages

  • Roberta Maxwell

    Ashes

  • Brian Murry

    Ashes

  • Lola Pashalinski

    Der Ring Gott Farblonjet

  • Marian Seldes

    Isadora Duncan Sleeps with the Russion Navy

  • Margaret Wright

    A Manoir

Distinguished Productions

  • Playwright Eve Merriam, director Tommy Tune, costume designer Kate Carmel, and the entire cast of "The Club"

  • Poet Ntozake SHange, director Oz Scott, and the entire cast of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf"

  • Mabou Mines

    Dressed Like an Egg

Direction

  • Melvin Bernhardt

    Children

  • Gordon Davidson

    Savages

Best New American Play

  • Sam Shepard

    Curse of the Starving Class

Obies Committee

  • Michael Feingold

  • Dan Isaac,

  • Erika Munk

  • Julius Novick

  • Arthur Sainer,

  • Marilyn Stasio

  • Ross Wetzsteon

Hosts & Presenters

Host

Gilda Radner

Photo of Gilda Radner

Host

Paul Sorvino & Marilyn Sokol

Photo of Paul Sorvino & Marilyn Sokol