Tony Administration Committee Rules on Eligibility for Allegiance and 5 Other Broadway Shows

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The Tony Awards Administration Committee assembled Jan. 7 for the second time this season to determine the eligibility of six Broadway productions for the 2016 Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
Telly Leung and the cast of Allegiance
Telly Leung and the cast of Allegiance Matthew Murphy

The committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2015-16 season to decide the eligibility for the 70th Annual Tony Awards.

The productions discussed were King Charles III, On Your Feet!, Allegiance, A View from the Bridge, Misery and China Doll.

The committee made the following determinations:

Tim Pigott-Smith will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in King Charles III. 

Ana Villafañe and Josh Segarra will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan Telly Leung and Lea Salonga will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Allegiance.

Donyale Werle and Darrel Maloney will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Musical category for their work in Allegiance.

Phoebe Fox, Russell Tovey, Michael Zegen, Michael Gould and Richard Hansell 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 A View from the Bridge.

All other eligibility rulings were consistent with opening-night billing. That is, only actors whose names appear above the title are eligible for nomination in the Leading Actor/Actress categories. Producers must petition the Administration Committee in order to change actors' eligibility status.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee features 24 members, of whom 10 are designated by the Wing, 10 by the League and one each by the Dramatists Guild, Actors' Equity Association, United Scenic Artists and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

This committee, according to the Tony Awards, "determines eligibility for nominations in all awards categories and reviews the rules governing the awards. It may, at its discretion, bestow non-competitive Tony Awards including Special Tony Awards, the Regional Theatre Tony Award, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award; as well as Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre."

The American Theatre Wing’s 70th Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS June 12 beginning at 8 PM ET live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. 

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