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Off-Broadway's Highest Honor

1959 Award Winners

  • Special Citations
    • Hal Holbrook, Mark Twain Tonight!
  • Sets
    • See BEST OPEN--STAGE SET and BEST PROSCENIUM SET
  • Obie Committee
    • Kenneth Tynan, Henry Hewes, Jerry Tallmer
  • Distinguished Plays
    • No award given
  • Distinguished Performances (actresses)
    • Rosina Fernhoff, "Fashion," "The Geranium Hat"
    • Anne Fielding, Ivanov
    • Nancy Wickwire, A Clearing in the Woods
  • Distinguished Performances (actors)
    • Zero Mostel, Ulysses in Nighttown
    • Lester Rawlins, The Quare Fellow
    • Harold Scott, Deathwatch
  • Costumes
    • No award given
  • Best Revue
    • Steven Vinaver, Diversions
  • Best Proscenium Set
    • Will Steven Armstrong, Ivanov
  • Best Open--stage Set
    • David Hays, The Quare Fellow
  • Best New Play
    • Brendan Behan, The Quare Fellow
  • Best Musical
    • , A Party With Betty Comden and Adolph Green
  • Best Music
    • David Amram, Many Productions
  • Best Lighting
    • Nikola Cernovich, Many Productions
  • Best Foreign Play
    • No award given
  • Best Director (foreign Play)
    • William Ball, Ivanov
  • Best Director (american Plays)
    • Jack Ragotzy, Arthur Laurents cycle
  • Best American Play
    • No award given
  • Best All--around Production
    • Daniel Hineck and Harlin Quist, Ivanov
  • Best Actress
    • Kathleen Maguire, The Time of the Cuckoo
  • Best Actor
    • Alfred Ryder, I Rise in Flame, Cried the Phoenix

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