The Tony Awards Administration Committee assembled April 6 for the third time this season to discuss the eligibility of six Broadway productions for the 2017 Tony Awards. The productions discussed were August Wilson’s Jitney, Sunset Boulevard, Significant Other, The Glass Menagerie, Come From Away, and Arthur Miller’s The Price.
The committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2016-2017 season to decide the eligibility for the 71st Annual Tony Awards.
The committee made the following determinations:
Tracy Christensen will be considered eligible in the Best Costume Design of a Musical category for her work on Sunset Boulevard.
David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber will be considered eligible in the Best Orchestrations category for their work on Sunset Boulevard.
Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht, and Danny DeVito will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Arthur Miller’s The Price.
The recent Broadway bow of August Wilson's Jitney will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category, according to a Tony spokesperson.
All other eligibility rulings were consistent with opening-night billing.
The American Theatre Wing’s 71st Annual Tony Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS June 11 beginning at 8 PM ET. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
The official eligibility cut-off date for the 71st Annual Tony Awards is April 27 for all Broadway productions opening in the 2016-2017 season. Nominations will be announced by Tony winner Jane Krakowski and Tony nominee Christopher Jackson May 2.