Tony Administration Committee to Assemble in December; Committee Members Announced

News   Tony Administration Committee to Assemble in December; Committee Members Announced The Tony Awards Administration Committee will assemble for the first time during the 2010-2011 season Dec. 9, according to a Tony Awards spokesperson.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee includes 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. This committee "determines eligibility for nominations in all awards categories, reviews the rules governing the awards, and appoints the Nominating Committee. It may, at its discretion, bestow [four] non-competitive Tony Awards: Special Tony Awards and the Regional Theatre Tony Award; as well as Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre and the Isabelle Stevenson Award."

The 2010-2011 committee comprises Emanuel Azenberg, Roger Berlind, Ted Chapin, Bill Craver, Dasha Epstein, Cecilia Friederichs, Philip Getter, Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, Doug Leeds, Paul Libin, Margo Lion, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Kevin McCollum, James L. Nederlander, James M. Nederlander, Enid Nemy, Laura Penn, Michael Price, Charlotte St. Martin, Ralph Sevush, Howard Sherman, Philip Smith and David Stone.

The American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS June 12, 2011, at 8 PM ET live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. 

The awards, Broadway's highest honor, have been broadcast on CBS since 1978.  This will be the first year that the show will be broadcast from The Beacon Theatre, which is part of the Madison Square Garden portfolio of venues. (As previously reported, Radio City Music Hall, the home of the Tony Awards for the past several years, is unavailable for this year's awards show.)

Broadway productions must open by April 28, 2011, to be eligible for nomination in the 2010-2011 season. The Tony Awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League.

For more information visit www.TonyAwards.com.

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