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Thursday, 10 December 2009 16:51

Tony Awards Administration Committee Announces Eligibility for 2010 Nominations

TONY AWARDS ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES
ELIGIBILITY FOR 2010 NOMINATIONS
                                                                                                                             

New York, New York (December 10, 2009) – The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the first time this season to decide the eligibility of 10 Broadway productions for the 2010 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 2009-2010 season to decide the eligibility for the 2010 Tony Awards.

Michael McKean will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play category for his performance in Superior Donuts.

Jude Law will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play category for his performance in Hamlet.

Jan Maxwell will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play category for her performance in The Royal Family.

Oleanna will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.

Bill Irwin will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical category for his performance in Bye Bye Birdie.

Chad Kimball and Montego Glover will be considered eligible in the categories of Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Musical respectively for their performances in Memphis.

After Miss Julie will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.

Marin Ireland will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play category for her performance in After Miss Julie.

All other decisions were consistent with the opening night credits.

The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 14, 2010. For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com.

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The 2010 Tonys are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Nina Lannan 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/White Cherry Entertainment are Executive Producers of the 2010 Tony Awards.  Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2010 Tony Awards. 

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