2015 Obie Award Winners Announced

Sustained Achievement Award

James Houghton

Best New American Theatre Work 


Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda,

Choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler

Direction by Thomas Kail 

Arrangements/orchestrations/music direction by Alex Lacamoire

(The Public Theater)


Usman Ally, The Invisible Hand (New York Theatre Workshop)

Firdous Bamji, Indian Ink (Roundabout Theatre Company)

Brooke Bloom, You Got Older (Page 73)

Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy (Atlantic Theater Company & Second Stage Theatre)

April Matthis, Sustained Excellence of Performance

John Douglas Thompson, Tamburlaine (Theatre for a New Audience)/ The Iceman Cometh  / (BAM)



Ayad Akhtar, The Invisible Hand (New York Theatre Workshop)

Clare Barron, You Got Older (Page 73)

Suzan-Lori Parks, Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts I, II, & III (The Public Theater)



Trip Cullman, Punk Rock (MCC Theater)

Anne Kauffman, Sustained Excellence of Direction

Darko Tresnjak, The Killer (Theatre for a New Audience)



Abigail DeVille, Prophetika: An Oratorio (La MaMa)

Christine Jones, Sustained Excellence of Set Design

Ben Stanton, Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design

Japhy Weideman, Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design


Special Citations

Kate Benson, writer, Lee Sunday Evans, director A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes (New Georges)

Bootycandy, writer/director Robert O’Hara, actors Philip James Brannon, Jessica Frances Dukes, Jesse Pennington, Benja Kay Thomas, Lance Coadie Williams (Playwrights Horizons)

Catch (performance series), Andrew Dinwiddie, Caleb Hammons, Jeff Larson

Bridget Everett, Rock Bottom (Public Theater)

Dead Centre Theatre Company

Bush Moukarzel, Lippy (Abrons Arts Center and Irish Arts Center)

Andrew Schneider, Youarenowhere (PS 122 / COIL Festival)


OBIE Grants 

Horse Trade Theater Group / The Fire This Time Festival

JACK (Arts Center)


The Ross Wetzsteon Award

Ars Nova