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Cherry Jones among Obie honorees (16072)

16072Entertainment News2005-05-18

Cherry Jones among Obie honorees

The 50th annual Obie Awards were presented Monday in New York City, and among the winners for the Catholic Church child molestation drama Doubt was out actress Cherry Jones. The play was also honored for John Patrick Shanley's writing. The 2004-2005 Obie committee included lesbian playwright Paula Vogel and gay Tony nominee Andre de Shields (The Full Monty).

Here is a complete list of the 2005 Village Voice Obie winners:

Performance: Rosemary Allen, Good Samaritans; Vivienne Benesch, Going to St. Ives; Larry Bryggman, Romance; L. Scott Caldwell, Going to St. Ives; Kieran Culkin, After Ashley; Jason Butler Harner, Hedda Gabler; Cherry Jones, Doubt; LaChanze, Dessa Rose; Elizabeth Marvel, Hedda Gabler; Deidre O'Connell, for sustained excellence of performance; Mercedes Ruehl, Woman Before a Glass; Jeremy Shamos, Engaged

Direction: Doug Hughes, for sustained excellence of direction; Ivo van Hove, Hedda Gabler; Dan Wackerman, Counsellor-at-Law

Playwriting: Caryl Churchill, A Number; Lynn Nottage, Fabulation; John Patrick Shanley, Doubt; Christopher Shinn, Where Do We Live

Design: John Lee Beatty, set design, Engaged; Willa Kim, costume design, Woman Before a Glass; Thomas Lynch, set design, Woman Before a Glass; Phil Monat, lighting design, Woman Before a Glass; Rui Rita, lighting design, Engaged; Guy Sherman, sound design, Engaged; David Van Tieghem, sound design, Woman Before a Glass; Jan Versweyveld, set design, Hedda Gabler; Catherine Zuber, costume design, Engaged

Special Citations: Hell With Henry Halfway; The Imagine Festival of Arts, Issues & Ideas; Sin: A Cardinal Deposed

The Ross Wetzsteon Memorial Award: New Dramatists

Sustained Achievement: John Guare

Grants: 13P ($3,000); Epic Theater Company ($3,000); Little Theater at Tonic ($3,000); Gina Gionfriddo for Distinguished Emerging Playwright ($1,000); Margo Skinner Memorial Acting Scholarship ($1,000)

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