The 2011 Obie Awards Winners List

The best of the Off-Broadway 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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