2000s Featured Image

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

  • New Dramatists

Sustained Achievement

  • John Guare

Obie Grant

  • Margo Skinner Memorial Acting Scholarship

  • Little Theater at Tonic

  • Gina Gionfriddo Distinguished Emerging Playwright

  • Epic Theatre Company

  • 13P

Performance

  • Vivienne Benesch

    Going to St. Ives

  • Rosemary Allen

    Good Samaritans

  • Mercedes Ruehl

    Woman Before A Glass

  • Larry Bryggman

    Romance

  • LaChanze

    Dessa Rose

  • L. Scott Caldwell

    Going to St. Ives

  • Kieran Culkin

    After Ashley

  • Jeremy Shamos

    Engaged

  • Jason Butler Harner

    Hedda Gabler

  • Cherry Jones

    Doubt

  • Elizabeth Marvel

    Hedda Gabler

  • Deidre O'Connell

    sustained excellence

Design

  • Willa Kim, costumes

    Woman Before A Glass

  • Thomas Lynch, sets

    Woman Before A Glass

  • Rui Rita,lights

    Engaged

  • Phil Monat, lights

    Woman Before A Glass

  • John Lee Beatty, sets

    Engaged

  • Jan Versweyveld, sets

    Hedda Gabler

  • David Van Tieghem, sound

    Woman Before A Glass

  • Catherine Zuber, costumes

    Engaged

  • Aural Fixation Sound & Music, sound

    Engaged

Playwriting

  • Lynn Nottage

    Fabulation

  • John Patrick Shanley

    Doubt

  • Christopher Shinn

    Where Do We Live

  • Caryl Churchill

    A Number

Direction

  • Ivo van Hove

    Hedda Gabler

  • Doug Hughes

    sustained excellence

  • Dan Wackerman

    Counsellor-At-Law

Special Citations

  • The Imagine Festival of Arts, Issues & Ideas

  • Sin: A Cardinal Deposed

  • Hell Meets Henry Halfway

Obie Committee

  • Charles McNulty, Michael Feingold, Alexis Soloski, Kathleen Chalfant, Andre de Shields, David Greenspan, Daphne Rubin-Vega, David Savran, Paula Vogel, David Kornhaber

Hosts & Presenters

Host

Stockard Channing

Photo of Stockard Channing

Host

Brian F. O'Byrne

Photo of Brian F. O'Byrne

Presenter

Elaine Stritch

Presenter

Frances Sternhagen