By Andrew Gans
10 Oct 2012
The Tony Awards Administration Committee features 24 members, ten designated by the American Theatre Wing, ten by the League, and one each by the Dramatists Guild, Actors' Equity Association, United Scenic Artists and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. This committee, according to the Tony Awards, "determines eligibility for nominations in all awards categories, reviews the rules governing the awards, and appoints the Nominating Committee. It may, at its discretion, bestow non-competitive Tony Awards including Special Tony Awards, the Regional Theatre Tony Award, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award; as well as Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre."
Committee members for 2012-13 are Emanuel Azenberg, Roger Berlind, Ted Chapin, Cecilia Friederichs, Heather Hitchens, David Henry Hwang, Natasha Katz, Paul Libin, Margo Lion, Jo Sullivan Loesser, William Ivey Long, Mary McColl, Kevin McCollum, James L. Nederlander, James M. Nederlander, Enid Nemy, Laura Penn, Judith O. Rubin, Charlotte St. Martin, Peter Schneider, Thomas Schumacher, Ralph Sevush, Philip J. Smith and David Stone. Alternates are Kara Barnett, Ken Billington, Bill Craver, Michael David, Brian Drutman, Alan Eisenberg, Gary Garrison, Philip Getter, John Gore, Barry Grove, Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, Lonny Price, Nick Scandalios and Stuart Thompson.
The Tony Awards Management Committee, which comprises representatives of the Broadway League and the American Theater Wing, oversees the Tony Awards, with emphasis on the television broadcast. This year's members include Mark Abrahams, Kristin Caskey, Ted Chapin, Sondra Gilman, James Higgins, Heather Hitchens, Paul Libin, William Ivey Long, Michael Price, Jane Safer, Charlotte St. Martin, Scott Sanders, Nick Scandalios, Thomas Viertel, Robert Wankel and Barry Weissler.
The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 66th Annual Tony Awards June 10.