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Tony Awards Eligibility for 2017 – Part 4

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The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on April 28 for the fourth and final time this season to decide the eligibility of Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2017 Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Committee met regularly throughout the 2016-2017 Broadway season to make eligibility determinations.

Eligibility Determinations

The Committee confirmed the eligibility of 16 Broadway productions for the 2017 Tony Awards. The shows considered are, in opening-night order: 

Miss Saigon
Sweat
The Play That Goes Wrong
Amélie, A New Musical
Present Laughter
War Paint
Oslo
Groundhog Day The Musical
Indecent Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
H
ello, Dolly!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Anastasia
Six Degrees of Separation
Bandstand
A Doll's House, Part 2

The Committee announced the following:

  • Jon Jon Briones and Eva Noblezada 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 Miss Saigon
  • Henry Shields will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in The Play That Goes Wrong.
  • Phillipa Soo will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for her performance in Amélie, A New Musical.
  • Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Oslo.
  • 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 Groundhog Day The Musical.
  • Peter Darling and Ellen Kane will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Choreography category for their work on Groundhog Day The Musical.
  • Laura Linney will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for her performance in Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes.
  • David Hyde Pierce will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Hello, Dolly!.
  • Larry Hochman will be considered eligible in the Best Orchestrations category for his work on Hello, Dolly!.
  • Christian Borle will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
  • Christy Altomare will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for her performance in Anastasia.
  • Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty will be considered eligible in the Best Original Score category for their work on Anastasia.
  • Alexander Dodge and Aaron Rhyne will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design in a Musical category for their work on Anastasia.
  • John Benjamin Hickey will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for his performance in Six Degrees of Separation.
  • Corey Cott and Laura Osnes 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 Bandstand.
  • Jayne Houdyshell and Condola Rashad will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play category for their respective performances in A Doll’s House, Part 2.​

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 determinations from this season's past meetings here:

April 6
October 13
January 26

For a look at the plays and musicals eligible for the 2017 Tony Awards, check out our Broadway Season pages.

The 2017 Tony Awards

The American Theatre Wing’s 71st Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Kevin Spacey, will air live from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT). Or stream the Tony Awards live across platforms with the CBS All Access subscription service. (Live stream is available in select markets. Visit CBS.com/allaccess for details.) The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

For more information on the Tony Awards, visit TonyAwards.com and Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards, and follow @TheTonyAwards on InstagramTwitter, and Snapchat. Join the conversation using the hashtags #TonyAwards2017 and #TheatreInspires.

Revised Friday, 28 April, 2017

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