Tony Awards Committee Makes Final Eligibility Calls of the Season, Rules on Oklahoma!, Beetlejuice, Hadestown, More

Tony Awards   Tony Awards Committee Makes Final Eligibility Calls of the Season, Rules on Oklahoma!, Beetlejuice, Hadestown, More
 
Nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards will be revealed April 30.
<i>Oklahoma!, Beetlejuice</i>, and <i>Hadestown</i>
Oklahoma!, Beetlejuice, and Hadestown

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the fourth and final time of the 2018–2019 Broadway season April 26, determining eligibility for the final string of shows to open before the consideration deadline.

The productions discussed were King Lear, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Burn This, Hadestown, Hillary and Clinton, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, Tootsie, Ink, and Beetlejuice.

Nominations will be announced April 30, kicking off Tony campaigning season until Broadway's biggest night, set for June 9 at Radio City Music Hall.

The Committee met previously to discuss eligibility of shows in October, January, and earlier this month. In the third batch of rulings, the Committee also established new terms regarding the Best Revival of a Play and Best Revival of a Musical categories, affecting playwrights and composers.

The committee made the following determinations:

Jayne Houdyshell, Elizabeth Marvel, Aisling O’Sullivan, Ruth Wilson, Pedro Pascal and John Douglas Thompson will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Featured Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in King Lear.

Damon Daunno and Rebecca Naomi Jones will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada 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 Hadestown.

Benjamin Walker will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for his performance in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons.

Santino Fontana will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Tootsie.

Jonny Lee Miller will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in Ink.

Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso 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 Beetlejuice.

Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Lighting Design of a Musical category for their work on Beetlejuice.

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