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Tony Awards Eligibility for 2013 – Part 4
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The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on April 26 for the final time this season to decide the eligibility of Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2013 Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Committee has met a total of four times throughout the 2012-2013 season to decide the eligibility for the 2013 Tony Awards.

The 2013 Tony Awards will be broadcast on CBS on Sunday, June 9 at 8/7c, live from Radio City Music Hall (time delayed PT).

The nominations will be announced on Tuesday, April 30 in a live webcast at TonyAwards.com.  We will also be live Tweeting the nominations @TheTonyAwards.

Determinations from the April 25 Meeting

The Committee considered 18 shows at this meeting from among the Broadway productions that opened this spring. The shows considered are, in opening-night order: 

Ann, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Hands on a Hardbody, Lucky Guy, Kinky Boots, Matilda The Musical, Motown The Musical, The Nance, The Big Knife, The Assembled Parties, Orphans, Jekyll & Hyde, Macbeth, The Testament of Mary, The Trip to Bountiful, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, and Pippin.

The Committee announced the following:

  • Kristine Nielsen will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for her performance in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
  • Emilia Clarke and Cory Michael Smith will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
  • Stark Sands and Billy Porter will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for their respective performances in Kinky Boots.
  • Bertie Carvel will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Matilda The Musical.
  • Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro will receive Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre for their performances as “Matilda” in Matilda The Musical.  They will not be eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical category; however, the Tony Awards Administration Committee wishes to recognize their outstanding performances this season.
  • Valisia LeKae and Brandon Victor Dixon will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Motown The Musical
  • Nathan Lane will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in The Nance.
  • Bobby Cannavale will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in The Big Knife. 
  • Jessica Hecht will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for her performance in The Assembled Parties.
  • Orphans will be eligible in the category of Best Revival of a Play.
  • Vanessa Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr. will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Featured Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in The Trip to the Bountiful.
  • Patina Miller and Matthew James Thomas will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Pippin.

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

What that means: In general, unless the committee has determined otherwise, performers listed ABOVE the title may be eligible in the Leading Actor/Actress categories; if a performers is listed BELOW the title, he or she is considered a "Featured" performer.

View eligibility determinations from prior meetings

Revised April 26, 2013

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