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.


Special Citations

  • Richard Foreman (Ontological-Hysteric Theatre)

  • The San Francisco Mime Troupe

    "The Dragon Lady's Revenge"

  • City Center Acting Company

  • Workshop of the Player's Art (WPA)

Distinguished Plays

  • Sam Shepard

    The Tooth of Crime

  • Ronald Tavel


  • J.E. Gaines

    What if it Had Turned Up Heads?

Distinguished Performances

  • Hume Cronyn

    Krapp's Last Tape

  • Mari Gorman

    The Hot I Baltimore

  • James Hilbrandt

    A Boy Named Dog

  • Stacy Keach


  • Christopher Lloyd


  • Charles Ludlam

    "Corn" and "Camille"

  • Lola Pashalinski


  • Alice Playten


  • Roxie Roker

    The River Niger

  • Jessica Tandy

    Not I

  • Douglas Turner Ward

    The River Niger

  • Sam Waterston

    Much Ado About Nothing

Distinguished Direction

  • Jack Gelber

    The Kid

  • William E. Lathan

    What if it Had Turned Up Heads?

  • Marshall W. Mason

    The Hot I Baltimore

Best Foreign Play

  • Samuel Beckett

    Not I

  • Peter Handke


Best American Play

  • Lanford Wilson

    The Hot I Baltimore

  • Joseph A. Walker

    The River Niger

Obie Committee

  • Mel Gussow

  • Marilyn Stasio

  • Michael Smith

Hosts & Presenters


Sylvia Miles