Tony Rulings: Eligibility Discussed for 14 Productions; Brief Run of The Performers Not Eligible for Nomination

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14 Feb 2013

Cheyenne Jackson
Cheyenne Jackson
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The Tony Awards Administration Committee met Feb. 14 for the second time this season to decide the eligibility of 14 Broadway productions for the 2013 Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

The 14 productions discussed include Grace; Cyrano de Bergerac; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; The Heiress; Annie; The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Scandalous; A Christmas Story, The Musical; Dead Accounts; The Anarchist; Golden Boy; Glengarry Glen Ross; The Other Place; and Picnic.

The Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the season to decide the eligibility for the 2013 Tony Awards.

Playbill.com has learned that the short-lived comedy The Performers, which co-starred Cheyenne Jackson and Henry Winkler, did not run long enough to be eligible for nomination; however, both the new musical Scandalous and the two-person David Mamet drama The Anarchist, which are also both closed, are eligible for nomination. None of three solo shows — Running on Empty, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Manilow on Broadway sought eligibility. The brief holiday run of Elf The Musical, which had previously been seen on Broadway, is not eligible for a Best Revival of a Musical nomination; however, the limited holiday engagement of A Christmas Story The Musical is eligible for a Best New Musical nomination.

Other rulings follow:



Patrick Page will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play category for his performance in Cyrano de Bergerac.

Dan Stevens will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play category for his performance in The Heiress.

Anthony Warlow and Lilla Crawford will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Annie.

Will Chase, Gregg Edelman and Chita Rivera will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

John Bolton, Johnny Rabe and Erin Dilly will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in A Christmas Story, The Musical.

Seth Numrich will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in Golden Boy.

Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale, David Harbour and Richard Schiff will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for their respective performances in Glengarry Glen Ross.

Laurie Metcalf will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for her performance in The Other Place.

Reed Birney, Sebastian Stan, Maggie Grace, Elizabeth Marvel, Mare Winningham and Ellen Burstyn will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role categories for their respective performances in Picnic.

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.

Read the rulings from the first Administration Committee meeting of the season here.

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.