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The 58th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater, were given out at a ceremony at Webster Hall. The awards ceremony was co-hosted by Jessica Hecht and Jeremy Shamos. The awards were presented by Bobby Cannavale, Tracee Chimo, Cyndi Lauper, Judith Light, Krysta Rodriguez, Duncan Sheik, Meryl Streep and Courtney B. Vance.

Winners

Special Citations

  • David Levine and Marsha Ginsberg

    HABIT

  • Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin

    Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

  • Nature Theater of Oklahoma

    Life and Times: Episodes 1-4

Playwriting

  • Ayad Akhtar

    Disgraced

  • Annie Baker

    The Flick

Performance

  • Eisa Davis

    Sustained Excellence

  • Brandon J. Dirden

    The Piano Lesson

  • Shuler Hensley

    The Whale

  • Matthew Maher

    Sustained Excellence

  • Paul Thureen

    Blood Play

Obie Grant

  • Fulcrum Theater

  • Half Straddle

Music And Lyrics

  • David Byrne & Fatboy Slim

    Here Lies Love

The Ross Wetzsteon Award

  • Clubbed Thumb

Lifetime Achievement

  • Lois Smith

  • Frances Sternhagen

Direction

  • Lear deBessonet

    The Good Person Of Szechuan

  • John Rando

    All In The Timing

  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson

    The Piano Lesson

  • Eric Ting

    We Are Proud To Present A Presentation...

Design

  • Laura Jellinek

    Sustained excellence of Set Design

  • Clint Ramos

    Sustained excellence of Costume Design

Best New American Play

  • Lisa D'Amour

    Detroit

  • Julia Jarcho

    Grimly Handsome

Obie Committee

  • Michael Feingold, Alexis Soloski, Erin Courtney, Mia Katigbak, Tom Sellar, Leigh Silverman

Hosts & Presenters

Host

Jessica Hecht

Photo of Jessica Hecht

Host

Jeremy Shamos

Photo of Jeremy Shamos

Presenter

Bobby Cannavale

Presenter

Tracee Chimo

Presenter

Cyndi Lauper

Presenter

Judith Light

Presenter

Krysta Rodriguez

Presenter

Duncan Sheik

Presenter

Meryl Streep

Presenter

Courtney B. Vance