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The 00s brought the Obies to Webster Hall and the then new Skirball Center. The Obies featured hosts like Cynthia Nixon, Raul Esparza, Bill Irwin, and Marian Seldes and celebrated shows such as Caroline or Change and Doubt.

Winners

Ross Wetzsteon Award

  • The Foundry

Performance

  • The Cast of Jitney

    Excellence of Ensemble Performance

  • Lynne Thigpen

    Jar the Floor

  • Lola Pashalinski

    Gertrude and Alice

  • Elizabeth Marvel

    A Streetcar Named Desire

  • Eileen Heckart

    The Waverly Gallery

  • Eddie Korbich

    Taking a Chance on Love

  • Dominique Dibbell

    Jet Lag

  • Debra Monk

    The Time of the Cuckoo

  • Cynthia Hopkins

    Another Telepathic Thing

  • Colm Meaney

    The Cider House Rules: Part One, Here in St. Cloud's

  • Christopher Evan Welch

    A Streetcar Named Desire

  • Charlayne Woodard

    In the Blood

  • Byron Jennings

    Waste

Special Citations

  • The Builders Association and Diller + Scofidio

    Jet Lag

  • Sarah E. Johnson

    Lava Love

  • Maria Irene Fornes

    Letters From Cuba

  • Joe Mantello and Marc Wolf

    Another American: Asking and Telling

  • Jesusa Rodriguez and Liliana Felipe

    Las Horas de Belen -- A Book of Hours

  • Jan Lauwers / Needcompany

    Morning Song

  • Deb Margolin

    Sustained Excellence of Performance

  • Bill Talen

    The Reverend Billy

Design

  • Susan Hilferty

    Sustained Excellence Costume Design

  • Mark Dendy

    Choreography for The Wild Party

  • Jan Hartley

    Sustained Excellence Projection Design

  • David Gallo

    Sustained Excellence Set Design

  • Christopher Akerlind

    Sustained Excellence Lighting Design

Sustained Achievement

  • Ping Chong

Direction

  • Marion McClinton

    Jitney

Playwriting

  • Harley Granville Barker

    Waste

Obie Grant

  • Five Myles

  • Circus Amok

  • Big Dance Theater

Best Production

  • Ben Katchor, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Bob McGrath

    The Carbon Copy Building

Obie Committee

  • Michael Feingold, James Hannaham, Alisa Solomon, Brian Parks, Holly Hughes, Jo Bonney, Neil Patel, Mac Wellman

Hosts & Presenters

Host

Claudia Shear

Photo of Claudia Shear

Host

Mary Testa

Photo of Mary Testa

Presenter

Ping Chong

Presenter

Felicity Huffman

Presenter

William H. Macy

Presenter

Cynthia Nixon

Photo of Cynthia Nixon

Presenter

Frances Sternhagen

Presenter

Mary Testa

Photo of Mary Testa

Presenter

Carmelita Tropicana

Presenter

James Urbaniak