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Tony Awards Eligibility for 2014 – Part 3
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The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on March 20 for the third time this season to decide the eligibility of Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2014 Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Committee will meet regularly throughout the 2013-2014 Broadway season to make eligibility determinations.

The Committee considered 5 shows at this meeting from among the Broadway productions that opened this autumn and winter. They will discuss other shows at subsequent meetings. The shows considered are, in opening-night order: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical; Machinal; Outside Mullingar; Bronx Bombers; and The Bridges of Madison County.

The Committee announced the following:

  • Jessie Mueller will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for her performance in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.
  • Debra Messing and Brían F. O’Byrne will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Play categories respectively for their performances in Outside Mullingar.

All other decisions were consistent with the 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.

The 2014 Tony Nominations will be announced on April 29, live on TonyAwards.com from the Paramount Hotel in NYC. The Nominations Announcement is sponsored by IBM.

Hugh Jackman will host the 2014 Tony Awards, which will be broadcast on CBS, live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 8 at 8/7c (delayed PT).

For a look at the plays and musicals eligible for the 2014 Tony Awards, check out our Spotlight Series.

Revised March 20, 2014

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