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Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards!

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street).

This year's presenters included Obie Award® winner Colman Domingo, Obie Award® winner Danai Gurira, Maura Tierney, Kate Burton, Obie Award® winner Savion Glover, three-time Obie Award® winner Elizabeth Marvel, Carrie Preston, Norm Lewis, Obie Award® winner Tovah Feldshuh, Marlo Thomas, two-time Obie Award® winner Lisa Kron, three-time Obie Award® winner David Henry Hwang, Jordan Roth, and Natasha Katz.

The evening's festivities also included an opening number featuring Obies host Lea DeLaria and her "Orange Is the New Black" cast mates Emily Althaus, Lori Tan Chinn, Joel Marsh Garland, Kimiko Glenn, Annie Golden, Vicky Jeudy, Emma Myles, Dascha Polenco, and Dale Soules, as well as Stephen Wallem. In addition, special performances were given by 2016 Tony Award® nominee Leslie Odom, Jr. who honored the 20th Anniversary of Rent by performing "Without You," and by Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt performing "Waving Through a Window," accompanied by a band including composer Justin Paul on piano.

For the full list of winners, click here.

BroadwayWorld bring you photos of the winners below!

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Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Robb Nanus

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Robb Nanus

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Ben Platt

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Ben Platt

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Tamara Tunie

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Tamara Tunie

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Norm Lewis, Tamara Tunie

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Lucas Caleb Rooney

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Lucas Caleb Rooney

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Jayne Houdyshell

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Jayne Houdyshell

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Jayne Houdyshell, Lisa Kron

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Lucas Hnath

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Lucas Hnath

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Rajiv Joseph

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Rajiv Joseph

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Stephen Karam, Jayne Houdyshell

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Stephen Karam

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Stephen Karam

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A.R. Gurney

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A.R. Gurney

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Kate Burton, A.R. Gurney

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Rachel Hauck

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Rachel Hauck

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Rachel Hauck, Jason Lyons

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Annie Baker, Sam Gold, Bray Poor, Noah Mease, Asta Bennie Hostetter

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Michael Liebenluft

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Michael Liebenluft

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Khris Davis

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Khris Davis

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Emily Donahoe

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Emily Donahoe

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Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

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Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Ben Platt, Justin Paul

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Georgia Engel

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Georgia Engel

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Arian Moayed, Omar Metwally

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Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Lupita Nyong'o, Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Lupita Nyong'o, Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh

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Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh

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Carmen de Lavallade

Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
Carmen de Lavallade



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