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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

  • George C. Scott

    Desire Under the Elms

Best Actress

  • Colleen Dewhurst

    Desire Under the Elms

Best Director

  • Alan Schneider

    The Pinter Plays

Best Production (Play)

  • Luigi Pirandello, directed by William Ball

    Six Characters in Search of An Author

Best Production (Musical)

  • The Boys from Syracuse

Distinguished Performances

  • Olympia Dukakis

    A Man's a Man

  • Michael O'Sullivan

    Six Characters in Search of An Author

  • Madeleine Sherwood

    Hey You, Light Man!

  • Joseph Chaikin

    Man is Man

  • James Patterson

    `The Collection" in The Pinter plays

  • Jacqueline Brookes

    Six Characters in Search of An Author

  • Eli Wallach

    "The Typists" and "The Tiger"

  • Anne Jackson

    "The Typists" and "The Tiger"

Special Citations

  • The Second City

  • Jean Erdman

    The Coach with the Six Insides

Obie Committee

  • John Gassner, Norman Nadel, Michael Smith

Hosts & Presenters


Uta Hagen