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Alec Baldwin, Stockard Channing, Nathan Lane, Felicity Huffman, and Lea DeLaria were just a few performers who received the Obie Award in the 1990s.

The 1990s awarded several plays and musicals that would go on to world wide audiences including Prelude to a Kiss, Six Degrees of Separation, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Rent.


Best Play

  • Richard Foreman

    Pearls For Pigs and Benita Canova


  • Darron L. West


  • Mimi Jordan Sherin



  • Ivo van Hove

    More Stately Mansions

  • David Esbjornson, Therese Raquin

    Therese Raquin

  • Evan Yionoulis

    Three Days of Rain

Sustained Excellence of Direction

  • Jo Bonney

Obie Committee

  • Suzan-Lori Parks

  • Marian Seldes

  • Polly Pen

  • Steven Samuels

  • James Hannaham

  • Michael Feingold

Obie Grant

  • Victoria McElwaine

    Housing Works Theater Project

  • Caught in the Act annual one-act festival presented by Threshold Theater Co.


  • Lea DeLaria

    On The Town

  • Mary Testa

    On the Town and From Above

  • Tim Hopper

    More Stately Mansions

  • Joseph Wiseman

    I Can't Remember Anything

  • Heather Gillespie

    Mamba's Daughters

  • Marie Mullen

    The Beauty Queen of Leenane

  • Matthew Maguire

    I Don't Know Who He Was And I Don't Know What He Said

  • Yvette Freeman

    Dinah Was

  • Adriane Lenox

    Dinah Was

  • Elizabeth Marvel

    Therese Raquin and Misalliance

  • J. Smith Cameron

    As Bees In Honey Drown

  • Joan MacIntosh

    More Stately Mansions

Sustained Excellence of Performance

  • David Patrick Kelly

  • Kate Valk

  • Brian Murray

Ross Wetzsteon Award

  • Doug Aibel and The Vineyard Theater

    For Sustained Support of artists and Creativity in the Theater

Special Citations

  • Target Margin Theater

    Mamba's Daughters

  • David Herskovits, Thomas Cabaniss, Lenore Doxsee, Erika Belsey, David Zinn, Tim Schellenbaum, John Cameron Mitchell

    Hedwig And The Angry Inch

  • Stephen Trask

    Hedwig And The Angry Inch

  • Karen Finley

    The American Chestnut

  • Philim McDermott, Lee Simpson, Julian Crouch, Guy Dartnell, Ben Park, Steve Tiplady,

    For the Creators of 70 Hill Lane

Special Citations: Sustained Excellence of Sound Design

  • Mark Bennett

Special Citation: Sustained Excellence of Musical Direction

  • Alan Johnson

Special Citation: Distinguished Stage Management

  • Buzz Cohen

Sustained Achievement

  • Jennifer Tipton

Hosts & Presenters


Eric Bogosian


Kristen Johnson


Danny Hoch


Woodie King Jr.


Mac Wellman


Mary Louise Wilson


Lea DeLaria


Ellie Covan


Tsai Chin


Greg Germann


Liz Diamond