The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the second time this season April 11, making eligibility decisions for Between Riverside and Crazy, Pictures From Home, A Doll's House, Parade, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, Bad Cinderella, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Eligibility for the various awards categories is usually determined based on opening-night billing as printed in the show's Playbill. The Administration Committee delivers rulings when producers request eligibility that differs from the show's billing or in situations where the billing makes the categorization more difficult, such as when a production's cast is billed completely in alphabetical order rather than having its leading stars at the top.
This group of decisions was mostly unsurprising, with Between Riverside and Crazy's Stephen McKinley Henderson and Bad Cinderella's Linedy Genao both ruled eligible in the Leading Actor and Actress (respective) categories. The committee also decided that projection design for several productions—Pictures From Home, Parade, and Bob Fosse's Dancin'—will be jointly eligible along with production's scenic design, an increasingly frequent move as projections continue to become integral to the look of shows on Broadway.
The 2022-2023 Tony Awards Administration Committee comprises Ted Chapin, Michael David, Sue Frost, John Gore, Calandra Hackney, Heather Hitchens, David Henry Hwang, Natasha Katz, Kenny Leon, Paul Libin, Kevin McCollum, Dessie Moynihan, Carl Mulert, James L. Nederlander, Laura Penn, Michael Price, Judith O. Rubin, Charlotte St. Martin, Peter Schneider, Thomas Schumacher, Ralph Sevush, Emilio Sosa, and David Stone.
As announced earlier this year, the 76th Annual Tony Awards will be hosted June 11 by the United Palace in New York City's Washington Heights for the first time in the awards' history. Productions that open by April 27, 2023, will be eligible for this year's awards, and nominations will be announced May 2. The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS and stream live (for premium-level subscribers) and on demand (for all subscribers beginning June 12) via Paramount+. Details on an accompanying special honoring the 2022-2023 Broadway season will be announced in the coming months.
The Tony Awards, founded by the American Theatre Wing in 1947, are co-presented by the Wing and The Broadway League, along with White Cherry Entertainment. Carnegie Mellon University, City National Bank, Playbill, Sofitel New York, and United Airlines are sponsors.
See the full list of determinations below:
Stephen McKinley Henderson will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in Between Riverside and Crazy.
Michael Yeargan and 59 Productions will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Play category for their work on Pictures From Home.
Linedy Genao will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for her performance in Bad Cinderella.
All other eligibility is consistent with the opening-night credits.