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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

  • Theatre For A New Audience

Performance

  • Stephanie Berry

    The Shaneequa Chronicles

  • Pamela Isaacs

    Newyorkers

  • Judy Kuhn, Mandy Gonzalez, Anika Noni Rose, Ronnell Bey

    Eli's Comin'

  • Janie Dee

    Comic Potential

  • Jackie Hoffman

    The Book of Liz

  • Brian Murray

    The Play About the Baby

  • Brian d'Arcy James

    The Good Thief

  • Bette Bourne

    Resident Alien

  • George Bartenieff

    I Will Bear Witness

  • John Ortiz

    References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

Obie Grant

  • Soho Rep

  • Mint Theater

  • Clubbed Thumb

  • Classical Theater of Harlem

Direction

  • Michael Greif

    Dogeaters

  • Craig Lucas

    Saved or Destroyed

  • Bob McGrath

    Jennie Richee

Special Citations

  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson

    Lackawanna Blues

  • Rinde Eckert

    And God Created Great Whales

  • Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman

    Kiki and Herb: Jesus Wept

Best Play

  • Pamela Gien

    The Syringa Tree

Music

  • Kirsten Childs Music and Lyrics

    The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

  • Ed Kleban Music and Lyrics

    A Class Act

  • Diedre Murray Vocal and Instrumental Arrangement

    Eli's Comin'

  • Bill Sims, Jr.

    Lackawanna Blues

Book And Lyrics

  • Mark Hollmann

    Urinetown

  • Greg Kotis

    Urinetown

Set Design

  • Neil Patel

    War of the Worlds, Resident Alien, Race, I Will Bear Witness

  • Douglas Stein

    Texts for Nothing and Saved

Sustained Achievement

  • Marian Seldes

Design

  • Julia Wolfe, Laurie Olinder, Bill Morrison, Fred Tietz, Cynthia Hopkins, Howard S. Thies, Pilar Limosner, Tim Schellenbaum, Ruth Pongstaphone, Matthew Tierney

    Jennie Richee

Playwriting

  • José Rivera

    References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

Choreography

  • John Carrafa

    Urinetown

Obie Committee

  • Brian Parks, Michael Feingold, Francine Russo, Charles McNulty, Jeanie Tesori, Arthur French, Doug Wright, Lola Pashalinski

Hosts & Presenters

Host

Brian Murray

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Host

Marian Seldes

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Presenter

Darius De Haas

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Presenter

David Gallo

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Linda Lavin

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Presenter

Marion McClinton

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Presenter

Debra Monk

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Mark Russell

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J. Smith-Cameron

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Presenter

Daphne Rubin-Vega

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