1979–1980 Obie Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
PlaywritingLee Breuer, A Prelude to Death in Venice
Christopher Durang, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You
Romulus Linney, Tennessee
Roland Muldoon, Full Confessions of a Socialist
Jeff Weiss, That's How the Rent Gets Paid (Part Three)
DirectionA. J. Antoon, The Art of Dining
Edward Cornell, Johnny on a Spot
Elizabeth LeCompte, Point Judith
PerformancesMichael Burrell, Hess
Michael Cristofer, Chinchilla
Lindsay Crouse, Reunion
Elizabeth Franz, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You
Morgan Freeman, Mother Courage and Coriolanus
John Heard, Othello and Split
Michael Higgins, Reunion
Madeleine Le Houx, La Justice
Jon Polito, performances with Dodger Theatre Company and the BAM Theater Company
Bill Raymond, A Prelude to Death in Venice
Dianne Wiest, The Art of Dining
Hattie Winston, Mother Courage and The Michigan
DesignLaura Crow, costume design, Mary Stuart
Beverly Emmons, distinguished lighting design
Sally Jacobs, Conference of the Birds
Ruth Maleczech and Julie Archer, Vanishing Pictures
Sustained AchievementSam Shepard

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