2005–2006 Obie Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 2005–2006 Obie Awards, honoring distinguished achievement in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions, were presented on May 15, 2006, at New York University's Skirball Center.

Direction: Daniel Sullivan, Stuff Happens;
John Clancy for sustained excellence of direction
Performance: Reed Birney, sustained excellence of performance;
Michael Cumpsty, Hamlet
Christine Ebersole, Grey Gardens;
Ari Fliakos, Poor Theater: A Series of Simulacra;
Edwin Lee Gibson, The Seven;
Peter Francis James, Stuff Happens;
Byron Jennings, Stuff Happens;
Marin Ireland, Cyclone;
Dana Ivey, Mrs. Warren's Profession;
Meg MacCary, What Then;
S. Epatha Merkerson, Birdie Blue;
Euan Morton, Measure for Pleasure;
Sherie Rene Scott, Landscape of the Body;
Scott Shepherd, Poor Theater: A Series of Simulacra;
Lois Smith, The Trip to Bountiful;
Julie White, The Little Dog Laughed;
Gary Wilmes, Red Light Winter
Design: Allen Moyer, sustained excellence of set design;
The National Theater of the United States of America, Abacus Black Strikes Now! The Rampant Justice of Abacus Black;
Anita Yavich, sustained excellence of costume design
Playwriting: Rolin Jones, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow;
Martin McDonagh, The Lieutenant Of Inishmore;
Special Citations: Hunter Bell, Michael Berresse, Jeff Bowen; [title of show];
Ricky Ian Gordon, Jane Moss, Jon Nakagawa, Doug Varone; Orpheus and Euridyce;
Danai Gurira, Robert O'Hara, Nikkole Salter; In the Continuum;
Adam Rapp, Red Light Winter
Lifetime Achievement: Eric Bentley
Grants: Billie Holiday Theatre ($3,000);
Edge Theater Company ($3,000);
Red Bull Theater ($3,000)
Emerging Playwright Grants: Neena Beber ($1,000);
Rinne Groff ($1,000)
Ross Wetzsteon Award: Soho Repertory Theater

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