1970s Featured Image

A Chorus Line was a big hit in the mid 70s and Ain't Misbehavin' received a Special Citation and acclaim for Nell Carter.

Groucho Marx hosted at the Village Gate in 1972.

Rue McClanahan, Ruby Dee, James Woods, Nell Carter, Judd Hirsch were all winners, just to name a few.


Visual Effects

  • Video Free America


Special Citations

  • Meredith Monk


  • Charles Stanley

    Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Costume Designer

  • Theatre of Latin America

    A Latin American Fair of Opinion

Music and Lyrics

  • Micki Grant

    Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope

Distinguished Performances

  • Salome Bey

    Love Me, Love My Children

  • Maurice Blanc

    The Celebrations: Joos/Guns/Movies/The Abyss

  • Alex Brandford

    Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope

  • Marilyn Chris


  • Ron Faber

    And They Put Handcuffs on Flowers

  • Jeanne Heppie

    The Reliquary of Mr. and Mrs. Potterfiled

  • Danny Sewell

    The Homecoming

  • Marilyn Soko

    The Beggar's Opera

  • Kathleen Widdoes

    The Beggar's Opera

  • Elizabeth Wilson

    Sticks and Bones

  • Ed Zang

    The Reliquary of Mr. and Mrs. Potterfiled

Distinguished Direction

  • Wilford Leach and John Braswell

    The Only Jealousy of Emer

  • Mel Shapiro

    Two Gentlemen of Verona

  • Michael Smith

    Country Music

  • Tom Sydorick

    20th Century Tar


  • Liz Swados


Best Theatre Piece

  • The Open Theatre

    "The Mutation Show"

Obie Committee

  • Dick Brukenfeld

  • Michael Feingold

  • John Lahr

  • Julius Novick

  • Arthur Sainer,

  • Michael Smith

  • Martin Washburn

Hosts & Presenters


Groucho Marx