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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

  • PS 122

Performance

  • Yvette Ganier

    Breath, Boom

  • Reg E. Cathey, Karen Kandel, John Seitz, James Himelsbach, Anthony Mackie, Maria Tucci (ensemble)

    Talk

  • Raul Esparza

    Tick, Tick...Boom!

  • Peter Frechette and Reg Rogers

    The Dazzle

  • Martha Plimpton

    Hobson's Choice

  • Linda Emond

    Homebody/Kabul

  • Juliana Francis

    Maria del Bosco

  • Jeffrey Wright

    Topdog/Underdog

  • Christopher Donahue

    Monster

  • Bill Camp

    Homebody/Kabul

Design

  • Whit MacLaughlin

    sound design for The Fab 4 Reach the Pearly Gates

  • Marilys Ernst

    video for Talk

  • Kevin Adams

    Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design

  • Angela Moore and Michael Schmelling

    set and lighting design of Drummer Wanted

Playwriting

  • Tony Kushner

    Homebody/Kabul

  • Melissa James Gibson

    (sic)

Obie Grant

  • Salt Theater Company

  • Ma-Yi Theater Company

Direction

  • Mary Zimmerman

    Metamorphoses

  • George C. Wolfe

    Topdog/Underdog

Sustained Achievement

  • Caryl Churchill

Special Citations

  • The Wooster Group

    To You, the Birdie!

  • Ingmar Bergman and the Royal Dramatic Theatre of Sweden

    The Ghost Sonata

  • Elaine Stritch

    Elaine Stritch at Liberty

  • Daniel MacIvor

    In on It

  • Daniel Aukin and Louisa Thompson

    direction and set design of (sic)

  • Charles L. Mee and Les Waters

    playwriting and direction of Big Love

  • A.R.T./NY

    for support of Off-Broadway theater

Obie Committee

  • Brian Parks, Charles McNulty, Alisa Solomon, Darius de Haas, Michael Grief, John Heilpern, Alexis Soloski

Hosts & Presenters

Host

Karen Kandel

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Host

Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Presenter

Elizabeth Franz

Presenter

Mary Louise Parker

Presenter

Ellen McLaughlin

Presenter

Rinde Eckert

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Presenter

Richard Maxwell

Presenter

Suzan-Lori Parks

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Presenter

George C. Wolfe