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Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:17

Tony Awards Administration Committee Meets for Third Time During the 2011-12 Season to Determine Eligibility

The Tony Awards
TONY AWARDS ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETS

FOR THIRD TIME DURING THE 2011-2012 SEASON
TO CONSIDER ELIGIBILITY

New York, New York (March 29, 2012) – The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the third time this season to decide the eligibility of 3 Broadway productions for the 2012 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: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Wit and The Road to Mecca.

David Alan Grier will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical category for his performance in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.

Cynthia Nixon will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for her performance in Wit.

Carla Gugino and Jim Dale will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Featured Role in a Play categories respectively, for their performances in The Road to Mecca. 

All other eligibility is consistent with the opening night credits.

For more information on the 66th 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, Nick Scandalios 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 website, www.TonyAwards.com.  Audemars Piguet is the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet and Green Room.  United Airlines is the official airline of the Tony Awards.  Avis is the official rental car of the Tony Awards.  The New York Times is the official and exclusive print media partner of the Tony Awards.