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Thursday, 03 November 2011 15:50

Tony Awards Administration Committee Meets for First Time During the 2011-12 Season to Determine Eligibility of SPIDER-MAN, MASTER CLASS and FOLLIES

The Tony Awards

TONY AWARDS ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETS

FOR FIRST TIME DURING THE 2011-2012 SEASON

TO CONSIDER ELIGIBILITY

New York, New York (November 3, 2011) – The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the first time this season to decide the eligibility of 3 Broadway productions for the 2011 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 2011-2012 season to decide the eligibility for the 2012 Tony Awards.

The three productions discussed include: Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, Master Class and Follies.

Reeve Carney will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark.

Jennifer Damiano will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her performance in Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark.

Julie Taymor will be considered eligible in the Best Direction of a Musical category for Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark.

Tyne Daly will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Play category for her performance in Master Class.

All other decisions were consistent with the opening night credits.

For more information on the 65th Annual Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com.

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About the Tony Awards

The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Paul Libin is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, Theodore S. Chapin is Chairman and Heather Hitchens is Executive Director. For Tony Award Productions, Alan Wasser and Allan Williams of Alan Wasser Associates are the General Managers. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2012 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2012 Tony Awards.

IBM, an official information technology partner of the Tony Awards, develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards web site, www.TonyAwards.com.  Audemars Piguet is the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet and Green Room.  Avis is the official rental car of the Tony Awards.