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The 1960s saw the beginnings of Edward Albee with his first play, The Zoo Story, receiving an Obie. Colleen Dewhurst, Samuel Beckett, and Robert Duvall were just a few who garnered the award, while an up and coming Dustin Hoffman received the Obie for his performance in The Exhaustion of Our Son's Love.


Best Actor

  • Warren Finnerty

    The Connection

Best Actress

  • Eileen Brennan

    Little Mary Sunshine

Best All-Around Production

  • Julian Beck and Judith Malina

    The Connection

Best Director

  • Gene Frankel


Best Foreign Play

  • Jean Genet

    The Balcony

Best New Play

  • Jack Gelber

    The Connection

Distinguished Performances (Actors)

  • William Daniels

    The Zoo Story

  • Donald Davis

    Krapp's Last Tape

  • Vincent Gardenia


  • John Heffernan

    Henry IV, Part 2

  • Jock Livingston

    The Balcony

Distinguished Performances (Actresses)

  • Patricia Falkenheim

    Peer Gynt, Henry IV

  • Elisa Loti

    Come Share My House

  • Nancy Marchand

    The Balcony

Distinguished Plays

  • Samuel Beckett

    Krapp's Last Tape

  • Edward Albee

    The Zoo Story

  • Jack Richardson

    The Prodigal


  • David Hays

    The Balcony

Special Citations

  • Brooks Atkinson

    New York Times

Obie Committee

  • Richard Watts Jr.

  • Jerry Tallmer

  • Robert Brustein