The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on April 6 for the third 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 will continue to meet regularly throughout the 2016-2017 Broadway season to make eligibility determinations.
The Committee confirmed the eligibility of six Broadway productions for the 2017 Tony Awards. Other shows will be discussed at future meetings. The shows considered are, in opening-night order:
August Wilson’s Jitney
The Glass Menagerie
Come From Away
Arthur Miller’s The Price
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 determinations from this season's past meetings here:
For a look at the plays and musicals eligible for the 2017 Tony Awards, check out our Broadway Season pages.
The 71st Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, June 11, 2017, live on the CBS Television Network from 8-11 p.m. 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.).