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The 00s brought the Obies to Webster Hall and the then new Skirball Center. The Obies featured hosts like Cynthia Nixon, Raul Esparza, Bill Irwin, and Marian Seldes and celebrated shows such as Caroline or Change and Doubt.


Ross Wetzsteon Award

  • Cherry Lane Theatre Mentor Project

Lifetime Achievement

  • Adrienne Kennedy

Obie Grant

  • Theater of a Two-Headed Calf

  • Keen Company

Best New Theater Piece

  • Stew, Heidi Rodewald, Annie Dorsen

    Passing Strange


  • Veanne Cox

    Sustained Excellence of Performance

  • Sean McNall

    Sustained Excellence of Performance

  • Rebecca Wisocky

    Amazons and Their Me

  • LisaGay Hamilton

    The Ohio State Murders

  • Kate Mulgrew

    Iphigenia 2.0

  • Joel Hatch

    Adding Machine

  • Heidi Schreck

    Drum Of The Waves Of Horikawa

  • Francis Jue

    Yellow Face

  • Ensemble (De'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Chad Goodridge, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Stew)

    Passing Strange


  • Takeshi Kata, Set - Keith Parham, Lighting Design

    Adding Machine

  • Peter Ksander, Scenic Design

    Untitled Mars (This Title May Change)

  • Jane Greenwood

    Sustained Excellence of Costume Design

  • David Zinn

    Sustained Excellence of Costume and Set Design

  • Ben Katchor, Drawings; John Findlay & Jeff Sugg, Set & Projection

    The Slug Bearers Of Kayrol Island


  • Krzysztof Warlikowski


  • David Cromer

    Adding Machine


  • Horton Foote

    Dividing The Estate

  • David Henry Hwang

    Yellow Face

Special Citations

  • Nature Theater of Oklahoma

    o Dice

  • David Greenspan

    The Argument

Obie Committee

  • Michael Feingold, Alexis Soloski, Mark Blankenship, Jeremy Gerard, Robert O'Hara, Neil Patel, Helen Shaw, Clint Allen

Hosts & Presenters


Elizabeth Marvel

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Bill Camp

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Jonathan Groff

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Priscilla Lopez

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S. Epatha Merkerson

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Marisa Tomei

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Julie White

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Bradley Whitford

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