Oscar winner and current Tony nominee Estelle Parsons will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 59th annual Village Voice Obie Awards to be held on Mon. May 19 at Webster Hall.
Parsons is currently nominated for a Tony Award for the recently closed The Velocity of Autumn and has been previously nominated for The Seven Descents of Myrtle, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Miss Margarida’s Way, and Morning’s at Seven. An Oscar winner for Bonnie and Clyde and best-known as the caustic mother Bev on the long-running sitcom Roseanne, Parsons also recently appeared on Broadway in August: Osage County, Good People, and Nice Work If You Can Get It.
The Obies, which celebrate excellence in Off- and Off-Off-Broadway theater, will be hosted by Hamish Linklater (The Crazy Ones) and Tamara Tunie (Law and Order: SVU). Presenters will include Betsy Aidem (All the Way), Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Casa Valentina), Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), LaTanya Richardson Jackson (A Raisin in the Sun), Andy Karl (Rocky), playwright David Bar Katz, Cristin Milioti (Once, How I Met Your Mother), Kelli O’Hara (The Bridges of Madison County), Lily Rabe (The Merchant of Venice, Seminar), and Stephen Trask (co-creator, score for Hedwig). There will also be a number from the musical Fun Home, which recently won Best Musical from the New York Drama Critics Circle and Best Off-Broadway musical from the Outer Critics Circle.
Tickets to the Obies are available to general public and may be purchased in advance for $25.