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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

  • Khigh Dhiegh

    In the Jungle of Cities

Best Actress

  • Anne Meacham

    Hedda Gabler

Best Director

  • Gerald A. Freedman

    The Taming of the Shrew

Best Music

  • Teiji Ito

    In the Jungle of Cities," "Three Modern Japanese Plays, King Ubu

Best New Play

  • Jean Genet

    The Blacks

Best Off-Off-Broadway Production

  • Theodore Flicker

    The Premise

Best Overall Production

  • David Ross

    Hedda Gabler

Distinguished Performances Aactors)

  • Godfrey M. Cambridge

    The Blacks

  • James Coco

    The Moon in the Yellow River

  • Lester Rawlins

    Hedda Gabler

Distinguished Performances (Actresses)

  • Joan Hackett

    Call Me By My Rightful Name

  • Gerry Jedd

    She Stoops to Conquer

  • Surya Kumari

    The King of the Darn Chamber

Special Citations

  • Bernard Frechtman

    The Blacks for his translation

Obie Committee

  • Harold Clurman

  • Jerry Tallmer

  • Tom Driver

Hosts & Presenters


Julie Harris