1980–1981 Obie Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Best New American PlayDavid Henry Hwang, FOB
Best ProductionEmily Mann, Still Life
PlaywritingCharles Fuller, Zooman and the Sign
Amlin Gray, How I Got That Story
Len Jenkin, Limbo Tales
DirectionMelvin Bernhardt, Crimes of the Heart
Wilford Leach, The Pirates of Penzance
Toby Robertson, Pericles
PerformancesGiancarlo Esposito, Zooman and the Sign
Bob Gunton, How I Got That Story
Mary Beth Hurt, Crimes of the Heart
Kevin Kline, The Pirates of Penzance
John Lone, FOB and The Dance and the Railroad
Mary McDonnel, Still Life
Timothy Near, Still Life
William Sadler, Limbo Tales
Michele Shay, Meetings
John Spencer, Still Life
Meryl Streep, Alice in Concert
Christopher Walken, The Sea Gulf
DesignBloolips, costume design, Lust in Space
Manuel Lutgenhorst and Douglas Ball, Request Concert
June Maeda, sustained excellence in set design
Donnie Perichy, sustained excellence in lighting design
Sustained AchievementNegro Ensemble Company

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