Theater

The Complete List of 2016 Obie Award Honorees

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Carmen de Lavallade

A.R. Gurney

BEST NEW AMERICAN PLAY

Rajiv Joseph, Guards at the Taj Atlantic Theater

PLAYWRITING

Lucas Hnath, The Christians Playwrights Horizons and Red Speedo New York Theatre Workshop

Stephen Karam, The Humans Roundabout/ Laura Pels

MUSICAL THEATER

Steven Levenson (book), Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (music & lyrics), Dear Evan Hansen Second Stage

DIRECTION

Rachel Chavkin, The Royale Lincoln Center Theater/Newhouse

Michael Leibenluft, I’ll Never Love Again Bushwick Starr

PERFORMANCE

Khris Davis, The Royale

Emily Donahoe, The Christians

Georgia Engel, John Signature Theatre

Ensemble, Eclipsed Public Theater: Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah, Lupita Nyong’o, Saycon Sengbloh

Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans

Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed, Guards at the Taj

Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen

Lucas Caleb Rooney, Red Speedo

Tamara Tunie, Familiar Playwrights Horizons

DESIGN

Rachel Hauck, sustained excellence of set design

Jason Lyons, sustained excellence of lighting design

James Ortiz,

puppet design, The Woodsman New World Stages

Bray Poor, sustained excellence of sound design

Kaye Voyce, sustained excellence of costume design

SPECIAL CITATIONS: COLLABORATION

Annie Baker (playwright), Sam Gold (director), and the design team of John: Mark Barton (lighting), Ásta Bennie Hostetter (costumes), Mimi Lien (set), Noah Mease (props), Bray Poor (sound)

Dominique Morisseau (playwright) and Ruben Santiago-Hudson (director), Skeleton Crew Atlantic Theater

OBIE GRANTS

Bedlam Theatre

Noor Theatre

Prospect Theater Company

THE ROSS WETZSTEON AWARD

NAATCO/National Asian American Theatre Company

Judges: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Oliver Butler, Clint Ramos, Juliet Rylance, Michael Sommers, Marilyn Stasio; Michael Feingold, chairman

[This is part of the Voice‘s 2016 Obie Awards coverage. Check out the rest of our Obies features here.]

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