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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

  • HERE Arts Center

Lifetime Achievement

  • Earle Hyman

Obie Grant

  • The Classical Theatre of Harlem

  • The Chocolate Factory

  • Lark Play Development Center

Best New American Play

  • Lynn Nottage

    Ruined

Design

  • Toni-Leslie James

    Sustained Excellence of Costume Design

  • David Korins

    sustained excellence of set design

Music And Lyrics

  • Stephen Sondheim

    Road Show

Directing

  • Ken Rus Schmoll

    Telephone

  • Katie Mitchell

    The Waves

  • David Cromer

    Our Town

Special Citations

  • Sarah Benson (director) and Louisa Thompson (set designer) (Soho Rep)

    Blasted

  • David Esbjornson (director) and Christian Camargo (actor) (Theatre for a New Audience)

    Hamlet

Performance

  • Saidah Arrika Ekulona

    Ruined

  • Sahr Ngaujah

    Fela!

  • Russell Gebert Jones

    Ruined

  • Quincy Tyler Bernstine

    Ruined

  • Lorenzo Pisoni

    Humor Abuse

  • Kevin T. Carroll

    sustained excellence of performance

  • Jonathan Groff

    Prayer for My Enemy

  • John Douglas Thompson

    Othello

  • James Sugg

    Chekhov Lizardbrain

  • Francois Battiste

    The Good Negro

  • Birgit Huppuch

    Telephone

  • Aaron Monaghan

    The Cripple of Inishmaan

Obie Committee

  • Michael Feingold, Alexis Soloski, Eisa Davis, Eric Grode, Ty Jones, Moises Kaufman, Chay Yew, Andy Propst

Hosts & Presenters

Host

Daniel Breaker

Photo of Daniel Breaker

Host

Martha Plimpton

Photo of Martha Plimpton

Presenter

Anne Hathaway

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Brian d’Arcy James

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Gavin Creel

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John Shea

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Karen Olivo

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Kate Mulgrew

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Marc Kudisch

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Nilaja Sun