The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on January 7 for the second time this season to decide the eligibility of Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2016 Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Committee will continue to meet regularly throughout the 2015-2016 Broadway season to make eligibility determinations.
The Committee considered 6 shows at this meeting from among the Broadway productions that opened this fall. Other shows will be discussed at future meetings. The shows considered are, in opening-night order:
King Charles III, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Allegiance, A View from the Bridge, Misery and China Doll.
The Committee announced the following:
All other eligibility rulings were consistent with opening night billing.
What that means: Unless the committee has determined otherwise, performers listed ABOVE the title on the show's opening-night Playbill are normally eligible in the Leading Actor/Actress categories. If a performer is listed BELOW the title, he or she is considered a "Featured" performer.
So if you don’t see the name of the performer you are interested in listed above, that generally means you can determine the category in which he or she will be eligible by consulting the show’s Playbill (as of the opening night).
You can review the determinations from the November 12 meeting here.
For a look at the plays and musicals eligible for the 2016 Tony Awards, check out our Spotlight Series.
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