Off-Broadway's Highest Honor

1970 Hosts

1970 Presenters

1970 Award Winners

  • Special Citations
    • Charles Ludlam, The Ridiculous Theatrical COmpany,
    • John Vaccaro, Theatre of the Ridiculous,
    • Richard Foreman, Stanley Silverman, Richard Foreman, Stanley Silverman
    • Gardner Compton, Emile Ardolino, (projected media for "Oh! Calcutta!"
    • Chelsea Theatre Center for distinguished production,
    • Andre Gregory, Alice in Wonderland
  • Set Design
    • No award given,
  • Obie Committee
    • Jack Kroll, John Lahr, John Simon,
  • Music
    • No award given,
  • Distinguished Plays
    • Murray Mednick, The Deer Kill
    • Vaclav Havel, The Increased Difficulty of Concentration
  • Distinguished Performances
    • Beeson Carroll, The Unseen Hand
    • Vincent Gardenia, Passing Through Exotic Places
    • Harold Gould, The Increased Difficulty of Concentration
    • Anthony Holland, The White House Murder Case
    • Lee Kissman, The Unseen Hand
    • Ron Leibman, Transfers
    • Rue McClanahan, Who's Happy Now?
    • Roberta Maxwell, Whistle in the Dark
    • Austin Pendleton, The Last Sweet Days of Isaac
    • Fredericka Weber, The Last Sweet Days of Isaac
    • Pamela Payton-Wright, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
  • Distinguished Direction
    • Alan Arkin, The White House Murder Case
    • Melvin Bernhardt, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
    • Maxine Klein, Approaching Simone
    • Gilbert Moses, Slave Ship
  • Costumes
    • No award given,
  • Best Performance
    • Sada Thompson, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
  • Best Musical
    • Gretchen Cryer, Nancy Ford, The Last Sweet Days of Isaac
    • Robert Livingston, Gary William Friedman, Will Holt, The Me Nobody Knows
  • Best Foreign Play
    • Joe Orton, What the Butler Saw
  • Best American Play
    • Paul Zindel, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
    • Megan Terry, Approaching Simone

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