Tony Committee Decides on 2004-05 Eligibility for Reckless, Twelve Angry Men, Solo Shows

News   Tony Committee Decides on 2004-05 Eligibility for Reckless, Twelve Angry Men, Solo Shows
 
The Tony Awards Administration Committee assembled Jan. 20 to rule on eligibility issues for the first half of the 2004-05 Broadway season. Committee members discussed the eligibility of shows that opened on Broadway since May 7, 2004.
From Top: Reckless and Twelve Angry Men
From Top: Reckless and Twelve Angry Men Photo by Joan Marcus

The meeting resulted in the decision that all the season's solo shows — Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance!, Laugh Whore, 700 Sundays, The Good Body and Whoopi, The 20th Anniversary Show — as well as the return engagement of Forever Tango will be considered in the "Special Theatrical Event" category. Reckless and Twelve Angry Men will be considered by the nomination committee as revivals.

In addition, actors Mary Louise Parker (Reckless) and Philip Bosco and Boyd Gaines (Twelve Angry Men) will all be considered in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Play categories.

Robert Prosky and Michael Cumpsty from Democracy and Ruben Santiago-Hudson and LisaGay Hamilton from Gem of the Ocean will be considered in the categories for Best Performance by a Featured Actor/Actress in a Play.

All other decisions were consistent with the opening-night credits.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met in September to consider shows, which opened prior to August 2004 and is scheduled to meet two additional times before the Tony Awards nomination announcements.

The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on June 5.

Visit www.tonyawards.com for more information.

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