52nd Annual Village Voice Obie Awards Presented May 21

News   52nd Annual Village Voice Obie Awards Presented May 21
T.R. Knight and Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon — both theatre vets who are now better known for television roles — host the 52nd Annual Obie Awards at New York University's Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts May 21.

Among those scheduled to present awards at the 8 PM ceremony are Angela Lansbury, Anika Noni Rose, Camryn Manheim, Michael Cerveris, Liev Schreiber, Stephanie March, Terrence McNally and William Ivey Long. The Village Voice gives out the annual awards, which honor Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway shows. Award recipients are chosen by a panel without the complication of selecting or announcing nominees.

Judges for this year's awards include Michael Feingold (chairman), Kirsten Childs, Anne Dennin, Ain Gordon, Jeremy McCarter, Adam Rapp and Alexis Soloski.

T.R. Knight plays Dr. George O'Malley on "Grey's Anatomy." Knight got his start in theatre, appearing on Broadway in Noises Off and Tartuffe, and Off-Broadway in Scattergood, This Lime Tree Bower and Boy. He is a member of the acting company of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, where his roles included Richard Miller in Ah, Wilderness! and the title role in Amadeus.

Cynthia Nixon is best known for playing Miranda on "Sex and the City." Last fall she was seen Off-Broadway in the title role of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie for The New Group, and last year she won a Tony Award for her performance in Rabbit Hole for Manhattan Theatre Club. At age 14, Nixon made her stage debut on Broadway in The Philadelphia Story and at age 18 performed in two Broadway shows — Hurlyburly and The Real Thing — simultaneously. Her other Broadway credits include The Women, Indiscretions (Tony nomination), The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Angels in America and The Heidi Chronicles. Nixon also appeared in the television movie "Warm Springs" (Emmy nomination) plus such films as "Amadeus" and "Addams Family Values."

For more information visit www.villagevoice.com/obies.

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