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

  • The Bread & Puppet Theatre

  • The Brooklyn Academy of Music

    The British Theatre Season

  • CSC Repertory Company

  • Robert Wilson

    The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin

Set Design

  • Holmes Easley (The Roundabout Theatre)

  • Christopher Thomas

    The Lady from the Sea


  • C.O.R.F.A.X.

Distinguished Plays

  • Terrence McNally

    Bad Habits

  • Mark Medoff

    When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?

  • Paul Carter Harrison

    The Great MacDaddy

Distinguished Performances

  • Barbara Barrie

    The Killdeer

  • Joseph Buloff

    Hard to be a Jew

  • Kevin Conway

    When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder

  • Conchata Ferrell

    The Sea Horse

  • Loretta Greene

    The Sirecns

  • Barbara Montgomery

    My Sister, My Sister

  • Zipora Spaizman


  • Elizabeth Sturges

    When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder

Distinguished Direction

  • Marvin Felix Camillo

    Short Eyes

  • Robert Drivas

    Bad Habits

  • David Light

    Hard to be a Jew

  • John Pasquin


  • Harold Prince



  • Theoni Aldredge (The Public Theatre)

Best Foreign Play

  • David Storey

    The Contractor

Best American Play

  • Miguel Pinero

    Short Eyes

Obies Committee

  • Clive Barnes

  • Emory Lewis

  • Dick Brukenfeld

  • Arthur Sainer

Hosts & Presenters


Godfrey Cambridge