Tony Awards Determine Eligibility for War Paint, Hello, Dolly! and More

Tony Awards   Tony Awards Determine Eligibility for War Paint, Hello, Dolly! and More
 
The committee ruled Cynthia Nixon will compete in the Featured category, David Hyde Pierce is a leading man, and more.
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Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the fourth and final time this season on April 27 to discuss the eligibility of 16 Broadway productions for the 2017 Tony Awards.

The productions discussed were Miss Saigon, Sweat, The Play That Goes Wrong, Amélie, Present Laughter, War Paint, Oslo, Groundhog Day, Indecent, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, Hello, Dolly!, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Anastasia, Six Degrees of Separation, Bandstand, and A Doll’s House, Part 2.

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The committee made the following determinations:

Jon Jon Briones 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 Miss Saigon.

Henry Shields will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in The Play That Goes Wrong.

Phillipa Soo will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for her performance in Amélie, A New Musical.

Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Oslo.

Andy Karl will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Groundhog Day The Musical.

Peter Darling and Ellen Kane will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Choreography category for their work on Groundhog Day The Musical.

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Laura Linney as Regina and Cynthia Nixon as Birdie Joan Marcus

Laura Linney will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for her performance in Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. (Editor's note: This means Cynthia Nixon will be considered eligible for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play category for her role as Birdie, although the two actors share both roles in the revival.)

David Hyde Pierce will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Hello, Dolly!

Larry Hochman will be considered eligible in the Best Orchestrations category for his work on Hello, Dolly! Warren Carlyle will not, however, be considered eligible in the Best Choreography category for his work on the revival.

Christian Borle will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. (Editor's note: Playbill has confirmed that Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, and Ryan Sell, who share the title role of Charlie, will not be eligible for Tony Awards.)

Christy Altomare will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for her performance in Anastasia.

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty will be considered eligible in the Best Original Score category for their work on Anastasia.

Alexander Dodge and Aaron Rhyne will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design in a Musical category for their work on Anastasia.

John Benjamin Hickey will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for his performance in Six Degrees of Separation. (Editor's Note: As Allison Janney, Corey Hawkins, and Hickey are all billed above the title, this ruling determines that the first two will be eligible for Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, respectively.)

Corey Cott and Laura Osnes 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 Bandstand.

Jayne Houdyshell and Condola Rashad will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play category for their respective performances in A Doll’s House, Part 2.

All other eligibility rulings were consistent with opening-night billing.

The Committee met previously in October, January, and earlier this month to discuss eligibility rulings for the remainder of this season's productions.

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Nominations for the 71st annual Tony Awards will be announced May 2 by two 2016 nominees: Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson. Oscar and Tony winner Kevin Spacey will host the June 11 ceremony at Radio City Music Hall. For more information, visit TonyAwards.com.

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