Tony Rulings: Three Parts of Norman Conquests to Be Considered One Play

News   Tony Rulings: Three Parts of Norman Conquests to Be Considered One Play The Tony Awards Administration Committee assembled for the fifth and final time this season May 1 to discuss the eligibility of 17 Broadway productions for the 2009 Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
Stephen Mangan, Amanda Root, Paul Ritter and Amelia Bullmore
Stephen Mangan, Amanda Root, Paul Ritter and Amelia Bullmore Photo by Joan Marcus

The committee's rulings follow:

On the musical front:
Matt Cavenaugh and Josefina Scaglione will be considered eligible in their respective Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Musical categories for their performances in West Side Story.

Gavin Creel will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical category for his performance in Hair.

Constantine Maroulis and Amy Spanger will be considered eligible in their respective Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Musical categories for their performances in Rock of Ages.

Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block and Megan Hilty will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical category for their performance in 9 to 5: The Musical. Bruce Coughlin, Stephen Oremus and Alex Lacamoire will be considered jointly eligible in the category of Best Orchestrations for 9 to 5: The Musical.

On the play front:
Thomas Sadoski will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play category for his performance in reasons to be pretty.

The three parts that make up The Norman Conquests will be eligible as a single play in the Best Revival of a Play category.

Brian Dennehy will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play category for his performance in Desire Under the Elms.

Jonathan Cake and Steven Weber will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play category for their performances in The Philanthropist.

David Hyde Pierce will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play category for his performance in Accent on Youth.

John Goodman and John Glover will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play category for their performances in Waiting for Godot.

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.

Tony Award winners Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) will announce the nominations for the 2009 Tony Awards May 5 beginning at 8:30 AM at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards will be held at Radio City Music Hall June 7. CBS-TV will broadcast the event live.

For more information visit www.tonyawards.com.

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The Tony Awards Administration Committee, which meets several times each season to discuss the eligibility of Broadway productions, comprises 24 members: ten designated by the Wing, ten by the League, and one each by the Dramatists Guild, Actors' Equity Association, United Scenic Artists and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

The members of the 2008-2009 Administration Committee include Emanuel Azenberg, Roger Berlind, Ted Chapin, John Connolly, Bill Craver, Dasha Epstein, Mallory Factor, James Freydberg, Cecilia Friederichs, Philip Getter, Sondra Gilman, Doug Leeds, Paul Libin, Margo Lion, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Kevin McCollum, James L. Nederlander, James M. Nederlander, Laura Penn, Michael Price, Charlotte St. Martin, Howard Sherman and John Weidman. Alternates are Billie Allen, Melvin Bernhardt, Michael David, Brian Drutman, Alan Eisenberg, Barry Grove, Fredda Harris, Michael McBride, Judith O. Rubin, Thomas Schumacher, Ralph Sevush, Philip Smith, Leonard Soloway and David Stone.

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Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss/White Cherry Entertainment will be executive producers of the 2009 Tony Awards. Weiss will also serve as director of the awards ceremony.

The 2009 Tonys are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Nina Lannan is chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is executive director of the Broadway League. Theodore S. Chapin is chairman and Howard Sherman is executive director of the American Theatre Wing. Alan Wasser Associates will act as the general manager of the 2009 Tony Awards.

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