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Rulings Roundup: Recap the Decisions of the Tony Awards Administration Committee from the 2017-18 Season!

Rulings Roundup: Recap the Decisions of the Tony Awards Administration Committee from the 2017-18 Season!

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has been meeting all year to discuss the eligibility of the 2017-18 Broadway productions all leading up to Tuesdays big announcement... the Tony nominations.

Need a recap before the nominations announcement? Below, we've rounded up all rulings from all four meeting. Apart from these specific decisions, all other eligibility rulings were consistent with opening night billing.


The First Meeting
November 9, 2017

-Celia Weston will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play category for her performance in Marvin's Room.

-David Rockwell and Andrew Lazarow will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Play category for their work on The Terms of My Surrender.

-David Thompson will be considered eligible in the Best Book of a Musical category for his work on Prince of Broadway.

-Beowulf Boritt will be considered eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Musical category for his work on Prince of Broadway.

-William Ivey Long will be considered eligible in the Best Costume Design of a Musical category for his work on Prince of Broadway.

-Steven Boyer, Anna Camp, Gabriel Ebert, Charlotte Parry and Matthew James Thomas 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 Time and the Conways.


The Second Meeting
January 25, 2018

-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 SpongBob SquarePants the Musical.

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

-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.


The Third Meeting
April 12, 2018

-John Lithgow: Stories by Heart will be considered eligible in the Best Play category.

-Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Escape to Margaritaville.

-The score of Frozen (music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez) will be considered eligible in the category of Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre.

-Caissie Levy and Patti Murin will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category for their performances in Frozen.

-Christopher Oram and Finn Ross will be considered eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Musical category for their work on Frozen.

-Andrew Garfield will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play category for his performance in Angels in America.

-Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Play category for their work on Angels in America.

-Finn Caldwell, Steven Hoggett and Robby Graham will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Choreography category for their work on Angels in America.

-Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play category for their respective performances in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women.

-1984 will be considered eligible in the Best Play category.

-Tom Sturridge will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in Play category for his performance in 1984.


The Fourth Meeting
April 27, 2018

-Erika Henningsen and Taylor Louderman will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for their respective performances in Mean Girls.

-Scott Pask, Finn Ross & Adam Young will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Musical category for their work on Mean Girls.

-Renée Fleming will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical category for her performance in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel.

-Lauren Ambrose and Harry Hadden-Paton 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 My Fair Lady.

-Jamie Parker will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two.

-LaChanze will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for her performance in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

-Robert Brill and Sean Nieuwenhuis will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Musical category for their work on Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

-Condola Rashad will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for her performance in Saint Joan.

-Chloe Lamford and Tim Reid will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Play category for their work on 1984.

-In addition, the Tony Administration Committee determined that in the 26 competitive categories for which there are at least nine candidates, there shall be five nominees in that category.


The American Theatre Wing's 72nd Annual Tony Awards will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 10, 2018 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT). The Tony Awards, which honors theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

The official eligibility cut-off date will be Thursday, April 26, 2018, for all Broadway productions opening in the 2017-2018 season. Productions which meet all other eligibility requirements and open on or before the eligibility date are considered eligible for 2018 Tony Award nominations.

The Nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards will be announced on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

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