Tony Rulings: 13 Shows Discussed, Including Godspell, On a Clear Day, Mountaintop, Lysistrata Jones

By Andrew Gans
February 9, 2012

The Tony Awards Administration Committee assembled Feb. 9 for the second time this season to decide the eligibility of 13 Broadway productions for the 2012 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.



The 13 productions discussed included Man and Boy; The Mountaintop; Relatively Speaking; Chinglish; Other Desert Cities; Godspell; Venus in Fur; Private Lives; Seminar; Bonnie & Clyde; Stick Fly; On A Clear Day You Can See Forever and Lysistrata Jones.

The Committee will assemble two more times this season to decide the eligibility for the 2012 Tony Awards.

Their decisions follow:

Jennifer Lim and Gary Wilmes will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Play categories respectively for their performances in Chinglish.

Judith Light and Thomas Sadoski will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Featured Role in a Play categories respectively for their performances in Other Desert Cities.

Hunter Parrish will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Godspell.

Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Play categories respectively for their performances in Venus in Fur.

Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical categories respectively for their performances in Bonnie & Clyde.

Tobin Ost and Aaron Rhyne will be considered eligible jointly in the category of Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Bonnie & Clyde.

Ruben Santiago-Hudson will be considered eligible in the category of Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Stick Fly.

Peter Parnell will be considered eligible in the category of Best Book of a Musical for On A Clear Day You Can See Forever.

Patti Murin and Josh Segarra will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical categories respectively for their performances in Lysistrata Jones.

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.

To read the rulings from the first meeting of the season, click here.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee is composed of 24 members: 10 are designated by the Wing, 10 by the League, and one each by the Dramatists Guild, Actors' Equity Association, United Scenic Artists, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

This committee "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."

The American Theatre Wing’s 2012 Tony Awards will air on CBS June 10, beginning at 8 PM ET, live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

For more information on the 66th Annual Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com.