The 2008 Obie Award Winners

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Adrienne Kennedy

PLAYWRITING

Horton Foote Dividing the Estate

David Henry Hwang Yellow Face

PERFORMANCE

Veanne Cox Sustained excellence of performance

LisaGay Hamilton The Ohio State Murders

Joel Hatch Adding Machine

Francis Jue Yellow Face

Sean McNall Sustained excellence of performance

Kate Mulgrew Iphigenia 2.0

Heidi Schreck Drum of the Waves of Horikawa

Rebecca Wisocky Amazons and Their Men

Ensemble of Passing Strange: de'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Chad Goodridge, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Stew

DIRECTION

David Cromer Adding Machine

Krzysztof Warlikowski Krum

DESIGN

Jane Greenwood Sustained excellence of costume design

Takeshi Kata (set) and Keith Parham (lighting) Adding Machine

Peter Ksander (set) Untitled Mars (this title may change)

David Zinn Sustained excellence of set and costume design

Scenic design for The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island Ben Katchor (drawings), Jim Findlay and Jeff Sugg (set and projection design), and Russell H. Champa (lighting)

SPECIAL CITATIONS

David Greenspan The Argument

Nature Theater of Oklahoma No Dice

BEST NEW AMERICAN THEATER PIECE

Passing Strange by Stew and Heidi Rodewald in collaboration with Annie Dorsen

THE ROSS WETZSTEON AWARD

Cherry Lane Theatre Mentor Project

OBIE GRANTS

Keen Company

The Theater of a Two-Headed Calf

CEREMONY HOSTS

Bill Camp

Elizabeth Marvel

AWARD PRESENTERS

Jonathan Groff

Priscilla Lopez

S. Epatha Merkerson

Marisa Tomei

Julie White

Bradley Whitford

OBIE AWARDS CHAIRMAN

Michael Feingold

OBIE AWARDS JUDGES

Mark Blankenship

Michael Feingold

Jeremy Gerard

Robert O'Hara

Neil Patel

Helen Shaw

Alexis Soloski

SECRETARY TO THE JUDGES COMMITTEE

Clint Allen

OBIE AWARDS CEREMONY PRODUCER

Eileen Phelan

 
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