Ten New Tony Nominators Selected For 1999-2000 Committee

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Although the number of members of the Tony Administration Committee will stay the same -- 30 -- for 1999-2000 as it did for this past season, a full third of the roster will change, with new additions to include actor John Cunningham (Titanic) and lyricist Sheldon Harnick. Members serve a three-year term.

Although the number of members of the Tony Administration Committee will stay the same -- 30 -- for 1999-2000 as it did for this past season, a full third of the roster will change, with new additions to include actor John Cunningham (Titanic) and lyricist Sheldon Harnick. Members serve a three-year term.

According to the Tony Awards Administration Committee (which is run by the American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers), here are the ten new nominators, followed by the twenty continuing committee members:

Mary Schmidt Campbell (educator, NYU)
John Cunningham (actor)
Jerry Dominus (executive)
Henry Guettel (administrator)
Carol Hall (composer-lyricist)
Geraldine Sherman Hammerstein (actress-writer)
Sheldon Harnick (lyricist)
Peter Neufeld (general manager)
Arnold Weinstein (educator)
George White (artistic director)

Billie Allen (actress/director)
Maureen Anderman (actress)
Lisa Aronson (set designer)
Kate Burton (actress)
Merle Debuskey (publicist)
Jack Goldstein (administrator)
Morton Gottlieb (producer)
A.R. Gurney (playwright)
Jay Harnick (artistic director)
Allen Lee Hughes (lighting designer)
Betty Jacobs (script consultant)
Jack Lee (musical director)
Stuart W. Little (writer/editor)
Thomas Meehan (librettist)
Joanna Merlin (actress/casting director)
Jon Nakagawa (managing director, Vineyard Theatre)
Estelle Parsons (actress)
Polly Pen (author/composer, Bed & Sofa)
Shirley Rich (casting director)
Frances Sternhagen (actress, Long Day's Journey Into Night)


Outgoing Committee members include:
Price Berkley (publisher of Theatrical Index)
Donald Brooks (costumer)
Marge Champion (choreographer)
Betty L. Corwin (theatre archivist at NY Public Library of the Performing Arts)
Gretchen Cryer (composer, I'm Getting My Act Together...)
Mallory Factor (entrepreneur)
Robert Kamlot (general manager)
David Richards (writer/critic)
Franklin R. Weissberg (judge)
Lanford Wilson (playwright, Talley's Folly). The Tonys are generally given out the first Sunday in June, with nominations announced in early May. Nominating Committee members are expected to attend all eligible productions during the season.

Co-run by the League of American Theatres & Producers and the American Theatre Wing, the Tonys have, for the past three years, been broadcast both on PBS and CBS-TV. This past year, the Awards were held at NYC's Gershwin Theatre, June 6.

-- By David Lefkowitz

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