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No Best Performance for a Recreated Role Tony in 2006

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As part of this morning's Tony nomination coverage, the Tony Administration committee announced that this year there will be no award given in the category of Best Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Recreated Role.

The 2006 Tony Award Nominating Committee consists of: Victoria Bailey, Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Bogardus, Edward Burbridge, Ben Cameron, Kirsten Childs, Betty Corwin, Jacqueline Davis, Mercedes Ellington, Nancy Ford, Dana Ivey, Andrew Jackness, Geoffrey Johnson, Robert Kamlot, Todd London, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jon Nakagawa, Lynn Nottage, Enid Nemy, Gilbert Parker, Jonathan Reynolds, Jac Venza and Franklin Weissberg.

The Administration Committee had established guidelines by which it may Award an Actor or Actress for an Outstanding Performance in a Recreated Role.

In order for a performer in a Recreated Role to be eligible for a Tony Award the actor or actress must not have appeared in the role when the production opened on Broadway. They must also be contracted in the role for a minimum of six months of public performances. Additionally, the producers may not submit more than two candidates per "Long-Running" Show for the Award (including both Actor and Actress) for any such season.

A "Long-Running" show includes all eligible Broadway theatre productions that have opened in a prior season, continues to be performed on a reasonably conventional playing schedule, and was eligible for nomination for a Tony Award for Best Play, Best Musical, Best Revival. Those eligible for Recreated Role must be playing a role which was eligible for Best Performance category by a Leading Actor or Leading Actress for the Tony Awards given for the season in which such production first opened.



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