UPDATED: Tony Rulings: One Man, Two Guvnors Is a New Play; Scores for Newsies, Streetcar, Guvnors Eligible

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27 Apr 2012

Kara Lindsay and Jeremy Jordan will be eligible for Best Performance by a Leading Actress/Actor
Kara Lindsay and Jeremy Jordan will be eligible for Best Performance by a Leading Actress/Actor
Deen van Meer

The Tony Awards Administration Committee assembled for the fourth and final time during the 2011-12 season April 27.

The committee discussed the eligibility of  Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman; Once; Jesus Christ Superstar; Newsies; Gore Vidal’s The Best Man; End of the Rainbow; Evita; Magic/Bird; Peter and the Starcatcher; One Man, Two Guvnors; Clybourne Park; A Streetcar Named Desire; Ghost the Musical; The Lyons; Nice Work If You Can Get It; The Columnist; Don’t Dress for Dinner; and Leap of Faith.

Playbill.com has learned that the scores for Newsies, A Streetcar Named Desire, Gore Vidal's The Best Man and One Man, Two Guvnors will be eligible for nomination.

The London import One Man, Two Guvnors will be eligible in the Best Play category, while Don't Dress for Dinner will be eligible for nomination in the Best Revival of a Play category.

End of the Rainbow, about the final days of Judy Garland, will be eligible for nomination in the Best Play category. Another music-filled production, Peter and the Starcatcher, will also be eligible for nomination as a Best Play.



The set design for the acclaimed revival of Death of a Salesman, a re-creation of the original Tony Award-winning scenic design by Jo Mielziner, is not eligible for nomination, and the limited engagement of Shatner's World is not eligible for nomination in any category.

Other rulings follow:

Linda Emond and Andrew Garfield will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actress/Actor in a Play categories for their respective performances in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.

Alex North will not be eligible in the category of Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics Written for the Theatre) for the score of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.

Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Once.

Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová will not be eligible in the category of Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics Written for the Theatre) for the score of Once (Music & Lyrics:  Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová). 

Paul Nolan will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical category for his performance in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Ben Fankhauser, Jeremy Jordan and Kara Lindsay will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Newsies.

Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel will be considered jointly eligible in the category of Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Newsies.

Candice Bergen, Kerry Butler, Angela Lansbury, Jefferson Mays and Michael McKean will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actress/Actor in a Play categories for their respective performances in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man.

Ricky Martin and Michael Cerveris will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical category for their respective performances in Evita.

Kevin Daniels and Tug Coker will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play category for their respective performances in Magic/Bird.

David Korins and Jeff Sugg will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Play category for Magic/Bird.

Rick Elice will be considered eligible in the category of Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics Written for the Theatre) for Peter and the Starcatcher (Music: Wayne Barker; Lyrics: Rick Elice).

Wood Harris and Daphne Rubin-Vega will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actor/Actress in a Play categories for their respective performances in A Streetcar Named Desire. 

Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Ghost the Musical. 

Rob Howell and John Driscoll will be considered jointly eligible in the category of Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Ghost the Musical. 

John Lithgow will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play category for his performance in The Columnist.

Ben Daniels, Adam James, Patricia Kalember and Jennifer Tilly will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actor/Actress in a Play categories for their respective performances in Don’t Dress for Dinner.  

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. Rulings from the second meeting can be found here. Rulings from the March 29 meeting can be found 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 Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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 66th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards will air on CBS on Sunday, June 10 from 8-11 PM (ET/PT).

The Tony Awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League.

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