Tony Awards Administration Committee Determines Eligibility for Angels in America, Frozen; 1984 Back in the Running

Tony Awards   Tony Awards Administration Committee Determines Eligibility for Angels in America, Frozen; 1984 Back in the Running
 
The committee ruled on seven shows for the 2018 Tony Awards.
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Andrew Garfield Helen Maybanks

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the third time during the 2017–2018 season to determine eligibility status for seven Broadway productions.

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Caissie Levy and Patti Murin Disney

Productions discussed were John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, Escape to Margaritaville, Frozen, Angels in America, Lobby Hero, Three Tall Women, and, retroactively, 1984, which was initially deemed ineligible earlier in the season.

The committee made the following determinations:

John Lithgow: Stories by Heart will be considered eligible in the Best Play category.

Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff 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 Escape to Margaritaville.

The score of Frozen (music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez) will be considered eligible in the category of Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre.

Caissie Levy and Patti Murin will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category for their performances in Frozen.

Christopher Oram and Finn Ross will be considered eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Musical category for their work on Frozen.

Andrew Garfield will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play category for his performance in Angels in America.

Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Play category for their work on Angels in America.

Finn Caldwell, Steven Hoggett and Robby Graham will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Choreography category for their work on Angels in America.

Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play category for their respective performances in Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women.

1984 will be considered eligible in the Best Play category.

Tom Sturridge will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in Play category for his performance in 1984.

All other eligibility rulings were consistent with the productions’ opening night billing.

Read: LESLIE ODOM JR. AND KATHARINE McPHEE TO ANNOUNCE 2018 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS

The committee met in November last year and in January to discuss the previous shows of the season; they will convene once more before Tony nominations are announced May 1. The 72nd annual ceremony will take place June 10 at Radio City Music Hall.

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