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American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice co-presented its 61st annual Obie Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater, at a ceremony Monday, May 23rd at Webster Hall.

Winners

Lifetime Achievement

  • Carmen de Lavallade

  • A. R. Gurney

Best New American Play

  • Rajiv Joseph

    GUARDS AT THE TAJ

Playwriting

  • Lucas Hnath

    THE CHRISTIANS and RED SPEEDO

  • Stephen Karam

    THE HUMANS

Musical Theatre

  • Steven Levenson (book)

    DEAR EVAN HANSEN

  • Benj Pasek (lyrics)

    DEAR EVAN HANSEN

  • Justin Paul (music)

    DEAR EVAN HANSEN

Direction

  • Rachel Chavkin

    THE ROYALE

  • Michael Leibenluft

    I’LL NEVER LOVE AGAIN

Performance

  • Khris Davis

    THE ROYALE

  • Emily Donahoe

    THE CHRISTIANS

  • Georgia Engel

    JOHN

  • Pascale Armand

    ECLIPSED

  • Akosua Busia

    ECLIPSED

  • Zainab Jah

    ECLIPSED

  • Lupita Nyong’o

    ECLIPSED

  • Saycon Sengbloh

    ECLIPSED

  • Jayne Houdyshell

    THE HUMANS

  • Omar Metwally

    GUARDS AT THE TAJ

  • Arian Moayed

    GUARDS AT THE TAJ

  • Ben Platt

    DEAR EVAN HANSEN

  • Lucas Caleb Rooney

    RED SPEEDO

  • Tamara Tunie

    FAMILIAR

Design

  • Rachel Hauck

    sustained excellence of set design

  • Jason Lyons

    sustained excellence of lighting design

  • James Ortiz

    puppet design, THE WOODSMAN

  • Bray Poor

    sustained excellence of sound design

  • Kaye Voyce

    sustained excellence of costume design

Special Citations: Collaboration

  • Annie Baker (playwright)

    JOHN

  • Sam Gold (director)

    JOHN

  • Mark Barton (lighting)

    JOHN

  • Ásta Bennie Hostetter (costumes)

    JOHN

  • Mimi Lien (set)

    JOHN

  • Noah Mease (props)

    JOHN

  • Bray Poor (sound)

    JOHN

  • Ed Herman (production stage manager)

    JOHN

  • Dominique Morisseau (playwright)

    SKELETON CREW

  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson (director)

    SKELETON CREW

Obies Grants

  • Bedlam Theatre

  • Noor Theatre

  • Prospect Theater Company

Ross Wetzsteon Awards

  • NAATCO /National Asian American Theatre Company

Hosts & Presenters

Host

Lea DeLaria

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Presenter

Colman Domingo

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Danai Gurira

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Maura Tierney

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Kate Burton

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Savion Glover

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Elizabeth Marvel

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Carrie Preston

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Norm Lewis

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Tovah Feldshuh

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Marlo Thomas

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Lisa Kron

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Jordan Roth

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