Hamilton Wins Big at OBIEs; Complete List of Honorees Announced

first_img Lin-Manuel Miranda View Comments Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway-bound Hamilton continued its off-Broadway awards sweep at the 60th Annual OBIE Awards on May 18, picking up the night’s big prize, Best New American Theatre Work. The awards feature informal categories that change annually, recognizing excellence in off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway theater. As previously reported, Signature Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director James Houghton received the OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement. The ceremony at Webster Hall was hosted by OITNB’s OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria and presenters included Sting, Jesse Eisenberg, Stockard Channing, Billy Crudup, Tommy Tune, T.R. Knight, Tony Kushner and LaChanze.A complete list of awards follows:Best New American Theatre Work (includes $1,000 check)Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, direction by Thomas Kail, arrangements/orchestrations/music direction by Alex LacamoirePerformanceUsman Ally, The Invisible HandFirdous Bamji, Indian InkBrooke Bloom, You Got Older Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy April Matthis, Sustained Excellence of PerformanceJohn Douglas Thompson, Tamburlaine & The Iceman ComethPlaywritingAyad Akhtar, The Invisible HandClare Barron, You Got OlderSuzan-Lori Parks, Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts I, II, & IIIDirectionTrip Cullman, Punk RockAnne Kauffman, Sustained Excellence of DirectionDarko Tresnjak, The KillerDesignAbigail DeVille, Prophetika: An OratorioChristine Jones, Sustained Excellence of Set DesignBen Stanton, Sustained Excellence of Lighting DesignJaphy Weideman, Sustained Excellence of Lighting DesignSpecial CitationsKate Benson (writer) and Lee Sunday Evans (director), A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great LakesBootycandy, writer/director Robert O’Hara, actors Philip James Brannon, Jessica Frances Dukes, Jesse Pennington, Benja Kay Thomas, Lance Coadie WilliamsCatch (performance series), Andrew Dinwiddie, Caleb Hammons, Jeff LarsonBridget Everett, Rock BottomBush Moukarzel and Dead Centre, LippyAndrew Schneider, YouarenowhereOBIE Grants ($2,500 to each theater)Horse Trade Theater Group / The Fire This Time FestivalJACK (Arts Center)The Ross Wetzsteon Award (includes $1,000 check)Ars NovaSustained Achievement AwardJames Houghtoncenter_img Star Fileslast_img

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