Tony Rulings: Norton, Jackson, Baldwin, Clow, Errico, Darrington and More Are Leading Actors

News   Tony Rulings: Norton, Jackson, Baldwin, Clow, Errico, Darrington and More Are Leading Actors
 
The Tony Awards Administration Committee assembled Feb. 11 to decide the eligibility of nine Broadway productions for the 2010 Tony Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and The American Theatre Wing.
Kate Baldwin and Cheyenne Jackson
Kate Baldwin and Cheyenne Jackson Photo by Joan Marcus

This was the second meeting of the 2009-2010 theatrical season; the committee will assemble two additional times prior to the announcement of the Tony Award nominations.

Rulings follow:

Jim Norton, Cheyenne Jackson and Kate Baldwin will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Musical category respectively for their performances in Finian's Rainbow.

James Clow and Melissa Errico will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Musical category respectively for their performances in Irving Berlin's White Christmas. It is not eligible as a Revival.

Quentin Earl Darrington, Robert Petkoff and Christiane Noll will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Musical category respectively for their performances in Ragtime.

Michael Cerveris and Laura Benanti will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Play category respectively for their performances in In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play.  Sahr Ngaujah will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical category for his performance in Fela! (he played the opening night, so Kevin Mambo, who alternates in the role in the week's schedule, is not eligible).

David Alan Grier, Richard Thomas and Kerry Washington will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actor/Actress in a Play category for their performances in Race.

Angela Lansbury will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical category for her performance in A Little Night Music.

Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Hecht in A View from the Bridge
photo by Joan Marcus

Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Hecht will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play category for their performances in A View from the Bridge. All other decisions were consistent with the opening-night credits. That is, only actors whose names appear above the title are eligible for nomination in the Leading Actor/Actress categories. Producers must petition the Administration Committee in order to change actors' eligibility status.

Eligibility for Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still was not discussed.

The Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall June 13 on CBS. For more information on the Tony Awards, visit www.TonyAwards.com.

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Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss/White Cherry Entertainment are executive producers of the 2010 Tony Awards. Weiss will also serve as director of the 2010 Tony Awards.

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