Off-Broadway's Highest Honor

1984 Hosts

1984 Presenters

1984 Award Winners

  • Sustained Achievement
    • Music-Theatre Group/Lenox Arts Center,
  • Special Citations
    • Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema and Barney Simon, for their production of "Woza Albert"
    • International Theatre Institute of the U.S., Inc,
    • Ann and Jules Weiss,
      for their tireless devotion to Off and Off-Off Broadway
    • Richard Peaslee, for his musical score for "The Garden of Earthly Delights"
  • Playwriting
    • Samuel Beckett, "Ohio Impromptu," "What Where," "Catastrophe," "Pocket"
    • Maria Irene Fornes, "The Danube," "Sarita," "Mud"
    • Vaclav Havel, A Private view
    • Len Jenkin, Five of Us
    • Franz Xaver Kroetz, `Through the Leaves," "Mensch Meier"
    • Ted Tally, Terra Nova
  • Performance
    • F. Murray Abraham, Uncle Vanya
    • Kathy Baker, Fool for Love
    • Sheila Dabney, Sarita
    • Morgan Freeman, Gospel at Colonus
    • George Guidall, Cinders
    • Ed Harris, Fool for Love
    • Richard Jordan, A Private View
    • Ruth Maleczech, Through the Leaves
    • Stephen McHattie, Mensch Meier
    • Frederick Neuman, Through the Leaves
    • Will Patton, Fool for Love
    • Dianne Wiest, "Serendaring Louie" and "Other Places'
    • Pamela Reed,
      Sustained Excellence of Performance
  • Obie Committee
    • Eileen Blumenthal, Michael Feingold, Erika Munk, Julius Novick, Ross Wetzsteon,
    • Lanford Wilson, Guest Judge,
  • Direction
    • JoAnne Akalaitis, Through the Leaves
    • Maria Irene Fornes, "The Danube," "Sarita," "Mud"
    • Lawrence Sacharow, Five of Us
    • Sam Shepard, Fool for Love
  • Design
    • Adrianne Lobel, set design for "The Vampires," "All Night Long"
    • Bill Stabile, set design for "Spookhouse" and "Damnee Hanon, Sacree Sandra"
    • Douglas Stein, set design for "Through the Leaves"
    • Anne Militello,
      Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design
  • Best New American Play
    • Sam Shepard, Fool For Love
  • Best Musical
    • Lee Breuer and Bob Telson, Gospel at Colonus

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