The committee discussed the eligibility of 11 Broadway productions, including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gypsy, South Pacific, Macbeth, Cry-Baby, A Catered Affair, The Country Girl, Thurgood, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Boeing-Boeing and Top Girls; their rulings follow.
On the musical front:
A Catered Affair's Harvey Fierstein will be eligible for nomination in the Featured Actor in a Musical category.
Top Girls and Country Girl will be eligible for nomination in the Best Revival of a Play category.
Thurgood and 39 Steps are both eligible for nomination in the Best Play category.
Boeing-Boeing's Christine Baranski will be eligible for nomination in the Featured Actress in a Play category.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof's Phylicia Rashad will be eligible for nomination in the Featured Actress in a Play category.
Macbeth's Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood will be eligible for nomination in the Leading Actor/Actress in a Play categories.
There are no potential nominees this season for the Best Theatrical Event category. 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.
Cut-off date for Tony eligibility was May 7. Tony Award winners David Hyde Pierce and Sara Ramirez will announce the nominees for the 62nd Annual Tony Awards May 13 live from The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards, celebrating the best of Broadway, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall June 15. Tony and Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg will host. CBS will telecast the three-hour evening live beginning at 8 PM ET.
The Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. CBS has broadcast the annual event since 1978.
For more information visit www.TonyAwards.com.
At the League, Nina Lannan is chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is executive director. At the Wing, Sondra Gilman is chairman, Doug Leeds is president and Howard Sherman is executive director.