For 2009 Tonys, Lansbury, Cerveris, Sparks and Stormare Are "Featured," You're Welcome Is "Special"

By Kenneth Jones
April 2, 2009

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met April 2 for the fourth time this season to decide the eligibility of five Broadway productions for the 2009 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and The American Theatre Wing.

The rulings were as follows:

  • Michael Cerveris, Paul Sparks and Peter Stormare will all be considered eligible in the Featured Actor in a Play category for their performances in Hedda Gabler.

  • You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush will be considered eligible in the Special Theatrical Event category.

  • Angela Lansbury will be considered eligible in the Featured Actress in a Play category for her performance in Blithe Spirit.

    All other decisions were consistent with the opening night credits.

    The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet one final time to discuss the eligibility of shows opening in the 2008-2009 season. The cut-off date for eligibility is April 30, 2009.

    The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS television network on June 7, 2009.

    The 2009 Tonys are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

    Visit www.TonyAwards.com.