John Leguizamo Hosts 63rd Annual Obie Awards May 21

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Andrew Garfield, Laura Benanti, Laura Osnes, and more are among presenters for the evening celebrating Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway.
John Leguizamo Marc J. Franklin

Emmy and Obie winner John Leguizamo hosts the 63rd Annual Obie Awards—celebrating Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theatre—May 21 at Terminal 5.

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Presenters include Oscar and two-time Tony nominee Andrew Garfield (nominated this season for Angels in America), Emmy nominee Lucy Liu, Tony winners Laura Benanti, Matthew Broderick, William Ivey Long, Natasha Katz, David Henry Hwang, and David Zinn, Tony nominees Oliver Platt, Laura Osnes, Beth Malone, David Morse, Itamar Moses, Arian Moayed, and Emilio Sosa, as well as Lilli Cooper, New York City nightlife celeb Pixie Aventura, American Theatre Wing President and CEO Heather Hitchens, The Village Voice President and CEO Peter Barbey, and Chair of the Obie Judges Michael Feingold.

There are no nominees for the Obie Awards; winners will be revealed at the ceremony. Tony nominee and three-time Obie winner Kathleen Chalfant will receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement.

The Obie judges panel is chaired by Village Voice critic Michael Feingold and includes Entertainment Weekly theatre critic Melissa Rose Bernardo, Obie-winning projection designer Wendall K. Harrington, Broadway News theatre critic Charles Isherwood, Tony-nominated and Obie-winning costume designer Toni-Leslie James, dancer-actor-director Sondra Lee, Tony-nominated and Obie-winning actor Arian Moayed, and Obie-winning actor Ching Valdes-Aran.

The production team for the 2018 Obie Awards includes artistic supervisor J. Jason Daunter, line producer Eric Cornell, musical supervisor P. Jason Yarcho, lighting designer Natasha Katz, sound designer Kai Harada, scenic designer Antje Ellermann, and video designer Adam J. Thompson.

Tickets to the 2018 Obie Awards are available via

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