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The Tony Awards Administration Committee Meets for the Final Time to Consider Eligibility

TONY AWARDS ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETS

FOR FINAL TIME TO CONSIDER ELIGIBILITY

FOR THE 2010-2011 SEASON

 

New York, New York (April 29, 2011) – The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the fourth and final time this season to decide the eligibility of 19 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 has met a total of four times throughout the 2010-2011 season to decide the eligibility for the 2011 Tony Awards.  

The 19 productions discussed include: Elling; Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Ghetto Klown; The Book of Mormon; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo; Anything Goes; Catch Me If You Can; The Motherf**ker with the Hat; War Horse; Wonderland; High; Sister Act; Jerusalem; Born Yesterday; The House of Blue Leaves; Baby It’s You; The Normal Heart and The People in the Picture.

Will Swenson and Tony Sheldon will both be considered eligible in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for their respective performances in Priscilla Queen of the Desert

John Leguizamo will be considered eligible in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his performance in Ghetto Klown.

Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells will both be considered eligible in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for their respective performances in The Book of Mormon.

John Larroquette will be considered eligible in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his performance in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Joel Grey will be considered eligible in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his performance in Anything Goes.  

Colin Donnell will be considered eligible in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his performance in Anything Goes

Bobby Cannavale will be considered eligible in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his performance in The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Seth Numrich will be considered eligible in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his performance in War Horse.

Janet Dacal will be considered eligible in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her performance in Wonderland.

Douglas Carter Beane will be considered eligible jointly with Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner in the category of Best Book of a Musical for Sister Act.

Patina Miller will be considered eligible in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her performance in Sister Act.

Robert Sean Leonard will be considered eligible in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his performance in Born Yesterday

Edie Falco and Jennifer Jason Leigh will both be considered eligible in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for their respective performances in The House of Blue Leaves.

Beth Leavel will be considered eligible in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her performance in Baby It’s You.

Jason H. Thompson will be considered eligible jointly with Anna Louizos in the category of Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Baby It’s You.

Joe Mantello will be considered eligible in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in The Normal Heart.

 

All other decisions were consistent with the opening night credits.

The 65th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 12, 2011. For more information on the 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 Howard Sherman 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 2011 Tony Awards.  Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2011 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.  United Airlines is the official airline of the Tony Awards. Audemars Piguet is the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet.  IHG is the official and exclusive Hotel Partner for the 2011 Tony Awards and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is the Title Sponsor of the Creative Arts Awards.  Visa is the official and exclusive card of the Tony Awards.  Avis is the official rental car of the Tony Awards.  USA TODAY is the official media partner of the Tony Awards.

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