Tony Awards Administration Committee Determines Eligibility for The Band’s Visit, SpongeBob SquarePants, and More

Tony Awards   Tony Awards Administration Committee Determines Eligibility for The Band’s Visit, SpongeBob SquarePants, and More
 
The committee ruled on ten shows for the 2018 Tony Awards.
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The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the second time during the 2017–2018 season to determine eligibility status for ten Broadway productions.

Productions discussed were M. Butterfly, Junk, The Band’s Visit, Latin History for Morons, Meteor Shower, Once on This Island, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Children and Farinelli and The King.

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Hailey Kilgore Joan Marcus

The committee made the following determinations:

Steven Pasquale will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in Junk.

Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in The Band’s Visit.

John Leguizamo will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Play category for his performance in Latin History for Morons.

Keegan-Michael Key and Laura Benanti will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Meteor Shower.

Hailey Kilgore will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for her performance in Once on This Island.

AnnMarie Milazzo and Michael Starobin will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Orchestrations category for their work on Once on This Island.

Ethan Slater will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in SpongeBob SquarePants.

Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Sound Design of a Musical category for their work on SpongeBob SquarePants.

Mark Rylance will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in Farinelli and the King.

Claire van Kampen will be considered eligible in the Best Orchestrations category for her work on Farinelli and the King.

All other eligibility rulings were consistent with the productions’ opening night billing.

The committee met previously in November to discuss the first five shows of the season and will meet twice more before Tony nominations are announced May 1.

Read: TONY ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE RULES ON ELIGIBILITY OF FIRST 5 SHOWS OF THE BROADWAY SEASON

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