The Tony Awards Management Committee, which features representatives of the League and the Wing, "oversees the Tony Awards, with emphasis on the television broadcast," according to the Tony Awards website. The 2008-2009 members include Ted Chapin, Sondra Gilman, Ron Konecky, Doug Leeds, Paul Libin, Margo Lion, Michael Price, Jane Safer, Charlotte St. Martin, Nick Scandalios, Howard Sherman, Tom Viertel, Bob Wankel, Barry Weissler and Scott Zeiger.
The Tony Awards Administration Committee, which meets several times each season to discuss the eligibility of Broadway productions, comprises 24 members: ten designated by the Wing, ten by the League, and one each by the Dramatists Guild, Actors' Equity Association, United Scenic Artists and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
The members of the 2008-2009 Administration Committee include Emanuel Azenberg, Roger Berlind, Ted Chapin, John Connolly, Bill Craver, Dasha Epstein, Mallory Factor, James Freydberg, Cecilia Friederichs, Philip Getter, Sondra Gilman, Doug Leeds, Paul Libin, Margo Lion, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Kevin McCollum, James L. Nederlander, James M. Nederlander, Laura Penn, Michael Price, Charlotte St. Martin, Gerald Schoenfeld, Howard Sherman and John Weidman. Alternates are Billie Allen, Melvin Bernhardt, Michael David, Brian Drutman, Alan Eisenberg, Barry Grove, Fredda Harris, Michael McBride, Judith O. Rubin, Thomas Schumacher, Ralph Sevush, Philip Smith, Leonard Soloway and David Stone.
The 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards will be presented at Radio City Music Hall June 7, 2009. CBS-TV will broadcast the event live.
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Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss/White Cherry Entertainment will be executive producers of the 2009 Tony Awards. Weiss will also serve as director of the awards ceremony.
The 2009 Tonys are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Nina Lannan is chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is executive director of the Broadway League. Theodore S. Chapin is chairman and Howard Sherman is executive director of the American Theatre Wing. For Tony Award Productions, Elizabeth I. McCann is managing producer and Joey Parnes is coordinating producer.