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Lea DeLaria to Host the 60th Annual Obie Awards

The ceremony will be presented by the American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice.

Lea DeLaria will host the 60th Annual Obie Awards on May 18.

Orange Is the New Black star and Obie Award winner Lea DeLaria will host the 60th Annual Obie Awards on Monday, May 18, at Webster Hall.

"When I was a teenager, I used to read about actors receiving Obies," said DeLaria. "I thought to myself how cool it would be to have an Obie, then some 20 years later, I was given one. At that time I thought to myself what could be cooler than winning an Obie? Now some 18 years later I know, it's hosting The Obies. I could not be more excited."

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice present this year's Obie Awards, the first ceremony to take place under the new partnership. The Obies were originally created by the Village Voice to encourage off-Broadway theater and to acknowledge its achievements.

The Obie Awards judging panel was led by longtime Obie committee chairman and TheaterMania contributor Michael Feingold, and included playwright Adam Bock, orchestrator Bruce Coughlin, director Lear deBessonet, scenic designer Mimi Lien, critic David Rooney, Village Voice critic Tom Sellar, and director Liesl Tommy.

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