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Tony Awards Eligibility for 2014 – Part 4
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The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on April 25 for the fourth and final 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 met regularly throughout the 2013-2014 Broadway season to make eligibility determinations.

The Committee considered 18 shows at this meeting from among the Broadway productions that opened this spring. They discussed other shows at previous meetings. The shows considered are, in opening-night order: All the Way, Rocky, Aladdin, Les Misérables, Mothers and Sons, If/Then, A Raisin in the Sun, The Realistic Joneses, Bullets Over Broadway, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Of Mice and Men, Act One, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Violet, The Velocity of Autumn, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Casa Valentina, and Cabaret.

The Committee announced the following:

  • Andy Karl will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Rocky. 
  • Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Aladdin.
  • Ramin Karimloo and Will Swenson will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for their respective performances in Les Misérables.
  • Tyne Daly and Frederick Weller will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Mothers and Sons.
  • LaTanya Richardson Jackson will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun.
  • Zach Braff will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Bullets Over Broadway.
  • Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category. 
  • Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for their respective performances in Act One.
  • The Cripple of Inishmaan will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.  
  • Violet will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Musical category.
  • Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical category for their respective performances in Violet. 
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Musical category. 

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 on the show’s opening-night playbill 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 April 25, 2014

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