Theatre Alum Usman Ally wins OBIE
May 20, 2015
The Theatre Department is proud to announce that Usman Ally (LC ’04) won an Obie Award on Monday night for his performance in The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar. Usman was also awarded the 2015 Outstanding Young Alumnus Awards by the Lewis & Clark Alumni Association. Students in the Lewis & Clark Theatre Department had the opportunity to meet and work with Usman this spring in a Master Class Workshop.
More about Usman Ally
Award-winning actor Usman Ally, an ensemble member of Chicago’s American Theater Company, has starred in theatre premieres around the country, including an adaptation of Disney’s The Jungle Book, The Invisible Hand, Disgraced, and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. His television work includes roles on Damages, BOSS, and Madam Secretary.
About the OBIEs
The Obie Awards or Off-Broadway Theater Awards are annual awards originally given by The Village Voice newspaper to theatre artists and groups in New York City. In September 2014, the Awards were jointly presented and administered with the American Theatre Wing. As the Tony Awards cover Broadway productions, the Obie Awards cover Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions.