2000–2001 Obie Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 2000–2001 Obie Awards, honoring distinguished achievement in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions, were presented on May 21, 2001, at New York's Webster Hall.

Best Play: Pamela Gien, The Syringa Tree
Playwriting: José Rivera, References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot
Direction: Michael Greif, Dogeaters;
Craig Lucas, Saved or Destroyed
Performance: George Bartenieff, I Will Bear Witness;
Stephanie Berry, The Shaneequa Chronicles;
Ronnell Bey, Mandy Gonzalez, Judy Kuhn, and Anika Noni Rose, Eli's Comin';
Bette Bourne, Resident Alien;
Brian d'Arcy James, The Good Thief;
Janie Dee, Comic Potential;
Jackie Hoffman, The Book of Liz;
Pamela Isaacs, Newyorkers;
Brian Murray, The Play About the Baby;
John Ortiz, References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot;
Mary-Louise Parker, Proof
Set Design: Neil Patel, I Will Bear Witness, Race, Resident Alien, and War of the Worlds;
Douglas Stein, Saved and Texts for Nothing
Music: Diedre Murray, vocal and instrumental arrangements, Eli's Comin';
Bill Sims, Jr., Lackawanna Blues
Choreography: John Carrafa, Urinetown
Special Citations: Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman, Kiki and Herb: Jesus Wept;
Kirsten Childs, music and lyrics, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin;
Rinde Eckert, And God Created Great Whales;
Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, book and lyrics, Urinetown;
Ed Kleban, music and lyrics, A Class Act;
Bob McGrath, director; and Cynthia Hopkins, Pilar Limosner, Bill Morrison, Laurie Olinder, Ruth Pongstaphone, Tim Schellenbaum, Howard S. Thies, Matthew Tierney, Fred Tietz, and Julia Wolfe, designers, Jennie Richee;
Ruben Santiago-Hudson; Lackawanna Blues
Sustained Achievement: Marian Seldes
Ross Wetzsteon Grant: Classical Theater of Harlem;
Clubbed Thumb;
Mint Theater Company;
Soho Rep;
Theatre for a New Audience

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