2018 Featured Image

American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice co-presented its 63rd annual Obie Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater, at a ceremony Monday, May 21, 2019 at Terminal 5. Hosted by John Leguizamo.

Winners

Best New American Play

  • Rajiv Joseph

    Describe the Night

Playwriting

  • Aleshea Harris

    Is God Is

  • Amy Herzog

    Mary Jane

  • Abe Koogler

    Fulfillment Center

  • Dominique Morisseau

    Pipeline

Directing

  • Jesse Berger

    The Government Inspector

  • Anne Kaufman

    Mary Jane

  • Taibi Magar

    Is God Is

Performance

  • Sean Carvajal & Edi Gathegi

    Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

  • Carrie Coon

    Mary Jane

  • Alfie Fuller & Dame-Jasmine Hughes

    Is God Is

  • Denise Gough

    People, Places & Things

  • Will Swenson

    Jerry Spring - The Opera

  • Chukwudi Iwuji

    The Low Road

  • Robert Sean Leonard

    At Home at the Zoo

  • Jessica Hecht

    Admissions

  • Ben Edelman

    Admissions

  • Billy Crudup

    Harry Clarke

Design

  • Lap Chi Chu

    Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design

  • Sarah Laux

    Costume Design, Jerry Springer – The Opera

  • Christopher Barreca (Set Design)

    He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box

  • Justin Ellington (Sound Design)

    He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box

  • Donald Holder (Lighting Design)

    He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box

  • Montana Levi Blanco (Costume Design)

    He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box

  • Austin Switser (Video Design)

    He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box

Special Citations

  • Ariane Mnouchkine & Theatre du Soleil

    A Room in India

  • The Cast and Creative Team of Yerma

    Simon Stone (Director), Lizzie Clachan (Set Design), Alice Babidge (Costume Design), James Farncombe (Lighting Design), Stefan Gregory (Sound Design); Maureen Beattie, Brendan Cowell, John MacMillan, Billie Piper, Charlotte Randle, Thalissa Teixeira (Cast)

  • David Greenspan, Jack Cummings III, & Transport Group

    Strange Interlude

The Ross Wetzsteon Award

  • Ma-Yi Theater Company

Obie Grants

  • Pan-Asian Repertory Theatre

  • York Theatre Company

    Musicals in Mufti Series

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Kathleen Chalfant

Obie Judges

  • Michael Feingold (chairman), Melissa Rose Bernardo, Wendall K. Harrington, Charles Isherwood, Toni-Leslie James, Sondra Lee, Arian Moayed, Ching Valdes-Aran

Hosts & Presenters

Host

John Leguizamo

Photo of John Leguizamo

Presenter

Andrew Garfield

Photo of Andrew Garfield

Presenter

Arian Moayed

Photo of Arian Moayed

Presenter

Beth Malone

Photo of Beth Malone

Presenter

David Henry Hwang

Photo of David Henry Hwang

Presenter

David Morse

Photo of David Morse

Presenter

David Zinn

Photo of David Zinn

Presenter

Emilio Sosa

Photo of Emilio Sosa

Presenter

Heather Hitchens

Photo of Heather Hitchens

Presenter

Itamar Moses

Photo of Itamar Moses

Presenter

Laura Benanti

Photo of Laura Benanti

Presenter

Laura Osnes

Photo of Laura Osnes

Presenter

Lilli Cooper

Photo of Lilli Cooper

Presenter

Lucy Liu

Photo of Lucy Liu

Presenter

Matthew Broderick

Photo of Matthew Broderick

Presenter

Michael Feingold

Photo of Michael Feingold

Presenter

Natasha Katz

Photo of Natasha Katz

Presenter

Oliver Platt

Photo of Oliver Platt

Presenter

Peter Barbey

Photo of Peter Barbey

Presenter

Pixie Aventura

Photo of Pixie Aventura

Presenter

William Ivey Long

Photo of William Ivey Long