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 Creators of "A Chorus Line"

  • Edward Bond

    Bingo, in the Yale Repertory Theatre production

  • Meredith Monk


  • Morton Lichter and Gordon Rogoff

    Old Timers' Sexual Symphony

  • Ralph Lee

    The Halloween Parade

  • "Chile! Chile!"

Special Citation for Sets and Costumes

  • Santo Losquasto

    Comedy of Errors

Special Citation for Music

  • Philip Glass

    Mabou Mines

Special Citation for Set Design

  • Donald Brooks

    The Tempest

Distinguished Contribution to Off-Off-Broadway Theatre

  • Neil Flanagan


  • Priscilla Smith

    Good Woman of Setzuan

  • David Warrilow

    The Lost Ones

  • Sammy Williams

    A Chorus Line

  • Joyce Aaron


  • Roberts Blossom

    Ice Age

  • Robert Christian

    Blood Brothers

  • Crystal Field

    Day Old Bread

  • Mike Kellin

    American Buffalo

  • Tony Lo Bianco

    Yanks 3 Detroit 0 Top of the Seventh

  • Priscilla Lopez

    A Chorus Line

  • Kate Manheim

    Rhoda in Potatoland

  • T. Miratti

    The Shortchanged Review

  • Pamela Payton-Wright

    Jesse and the Bandit Queen

Obies Committee

  • Michael Feingold, Francoise Kourilsky, Erika Munk, Julius Novick, Arthur Sainer, Carll Tucker, Ross Wetzsteon


  • JoAnne Akalaitis


  • Marshall Mason

    "Knock Knock" and "Serenading Louie"

Best Theatre Piece

  • Richard Foreman

    Rhoda in Potatoland

Best New American Play

  • David Mamet

    "American Buffalo" and "Sexual Perversity in Chicago"