Tony Awards Administration Committee Meets for First Time for 2014-2015 Season


Tony AwardFrom press release:

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has met for the first time this season to determine the eligibility of seven Broadway productions for the 2015 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2014-2015 season to decide the eligibility for the 69th Annual Tony Awards.

The seven productions discussed include: Holler If Ya Hear Me, This Is Our Youth, Love Letters, You Can’t Take It With You, The Country House, It’s Only a Play and On the Town.

The committee made the following determinations:

  • Saul Williams will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for Holler If Ya Hear Me.
  • This Is Our Youth will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.
  • Tavi Gevinson will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play category for This Is Our Youth.
  • James Earl Jones, Byron Jennings, Patrick Kerr, Fran Kranz, Mark Linn-Baker and Reg Rogers will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for You Can’t Take It With You.
  • Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford, Johanna Day, Julie Halston, Kristine Nielsen and Elizabeth Ashley will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play category for You Can’t Take It With You.
  • Blythe Danner will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for The Country House.
  • It’s Only a Play will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.
  • Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Rupert Grint and Micah Stock will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for It’s Only a Play.
  • Stockard Channing and Megan Mullally will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play category for It’s Only a Play.
  • Tony Yazbeck will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for On the Town.

All other eligibility determinations were consistent with the show’s opening night credits.

The official eligibility cut-off date will be Thursday, April 23, 2015, for all Broadway productions opening in the 2014-2015 season. The Nominations for the 2015 Tony Awards will be announced live on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, from New York City.

The 2015 Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 7th, 2015 (8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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