AMERICAN THEATRE WING AND THE VILLAGE VOICE
TO HOLD THE 6 2 N D A N N U A L O B I E A W A R D S
ON MONDAY, MAY 22 AT WEBSTER HALL
LEA DELARIA TO RETURN AS HOST
New York, NY (April 7, 2017)—The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner & CEO) are pleased to announce that the 62ndAnnual Obie Awards will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Webster Hall (125 East 11thStreet). Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria will return as the host for the third consecutive year. Tickets to the 2017 Obie Awards can be purchased athttp://www.ObieAwards.com .
“Lea DeLaria has come to personify the best of Off Broadway; she’s smart, edgy, and charges way less than she’s worth,” said Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing. “At this point, we consider her family, and we are delighted to have her back.”
“I have come to personify the best of off-Broadway. I’m smart, edgy and charge way less than I’m worth. At this point I consider myself family and I’m delighted to be back,” said Lea DeLaria.
Judges for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards include Village Voice columnist and longtime Chair of the Obie Judges Michael Feingold, Obie and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar,Entertainment Weekly theater critic Melissa Rose Bernardo, Obie-winning actress J. Smith Cameron, Obie-winning actor-singer Darius de Haas, Village Voice theater critic Miriam Felton-Dansky, and Obie-winning actress Daphne Rubin-Vega. Productions that wish to invite consideration from the judges should visit www.ObieAwards.com. Questions regarding invitations should be directed to ObieInvites@americantheatrewing.org
For more information, visit www.ObieAwards.com.