The 2011 Obie Award Winners

The best of the 2010-2011 Off-Broadway theater season

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
René Buch and Repertorio Español

BEST NEW AMERICAN PLAY
Kristoffer Diaz, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (includes $1,000 prize)

PERFORMANCE
F. Murray Abraham, sustained excellence of performance
Andre Braugher, The Whipping Man
Michael Chernus, In the Wake
Ethan Hawke, Blood From a Stone
Hamish Linklater, The School for Lies
Laurie Metcalf, The Other Place
Thomas Sadoski, Other Desert Cities
Scott Shepherd, Gatz
Brenda Wehle, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures
Charlayne Woodard,The Witch of Edmonton

PLAYWRITING
Samuel D. Hunter, A Bright New Boise
Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Invasion!

DIRECTING
Austin Pendleton, Three Sisters
Roger Reesand Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher

Leigh Silverman, In the Wake and Go Back to Where You Are

DESIGN
Jill BC Du Boff, sustained excellence of sound design
Donyale Werle, sustained excellence of set design

SPECIAL CITATIONS
Sleep No More, design and choreography: Felix Barrett, Livi Vaughan, and Beatrice Minns (design); Maxine Doyle (choreography); Stephen Dobbie (sound); Euan Maybank (lighting); David Israel Reynoso (costumes)
Young Jean Lee, We’re Gonna Die
debbie tucker green (playwright) and Leah C. Gardiner (director), Born Bad

OBIE GRANTS
Metropolitan Playhouse
Wakka Wakka

THE ROSS WETZSTEON AWARD
Belarus Free Theatre (includes $1,000 prize)

CEREMONY HOSTS
S. Epatha Merkerson
David Hyde Pierce

AWARD PRESENTERS
Nina Arianda
Alec Baldwin
Margaret Colin
Mamie Gummer
Rose Hemingway
John Larroquette
Patina Miller
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Arian Moayed
Jim Parsons
Andrew Rannells
Liev Schreiber
Frank Wood

OBIE AWARD JUDGES
Michael Feingold, chairman

Andy Propst, secretary Hilton Als
David Henry Hwang
Alexis Soloski
Evan Yionoulis
 
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