Tony Rulings: Eligibility Discussed for Harvey, Bring It On, Chaplin, Enemy of the People
By Andrew Gans
The Tony Awards Administration Committee met Oct. 25 for the first time this season to decide the eligibility of four Broadway productions for the 2013 Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
The four productions discussed include Harvey; Bring It On: The Musical; Chaplin; and An Enemy of the People.
The Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2012-13 season to decide the eligibility for the 2013 Tony Awards.
Their rulings follow:
Jessica Hecht and Charles Kimbrough will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Featured Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Harvey.
Taylor Louderman and Adrienne Warren will each be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for their performances in Bring It On: The Musical.
Rob McClure will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Chaplin.
Boyd Gaines will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in An Enemy of the People.
All other eligibility determinations 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.
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."
For more information on the 67th Annual Tony Awards, visit www.TonyAwards.com.
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