The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President & CEO) is thrilled to announce performers for the 66th Obie Awards, celebrating and honoring Off- and Off-Off-Broadway on Monday, February 27, 2023 at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street).
After a nearly three-year hiatus, this in-person event will feature an unforgettable line-up of performances and presenters including: Crystal Lucas-Perry, Grace McLean, Heather Christian, Alana Raquel Bowers, Lena Hall, The Bengsons, Darius de Haas, Shaina Taub, Christopher Ramirez, and more.
The Obies will be hosted by Crystal Lucas-Perry. The Broadway Sinfonietta, led by Macy Schmidt, will serve as house band for the evening. The Broadway Sinfonietta is an all-women and majority women-of-color orchestra and production company renowned for its diverse and innovative creative direction and dedication to musical excellence.
The 2023 awards are co-chaired by Obie-winning Director and Producing Artistic Leader David Mendizábal and veteran theatre critic Melissa Rose Bernardo. The judges panel includes actor & fight choreographer Dave Anzuelo, scenic designer Wilson Chin, Obie-winning playwright Haruna Lee, Obie-winning director & playwright Lisa Peterson, and Obie-winning actor Heather Alicia Simms.
Leading sponsor for the 2023 Obie Awards is artist-driven theatrical production company, No Guarantees. The Howard Gilman Foundation also serves as a supporting sponsor, with Super Awesome Friends as Digital Sponsor. The Obie Awards are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.