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Tony Awards Eligibility for 2019 – Part 1

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The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on October 18 for the first time this season to decide the eligibility of Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2018 Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Committee will meet regularly throughout the 2018-2019 Broadway season to make eligibility determinations

Eligibility Determinations

The Committee considered the eligibility status of seven Broadway productions for the 2019 Tony Awards. The shows considered are, in opening night order: The Boys in the Band, Straight White Men, Head Over Heels, Gettin' the Band Back Together, Pretty Woman: The Musical, Bernhardt/Hamlet, and The Nap.

The Committee announced the following:

  • The Boys In The Band will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.
  • Jim Parsons will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in The Boys In The Band.
  • Julian Crouch and Andrew Lazarow will be considered jointly eligible in the category of Best Scenic Design of a Musical for their work on Head Over Heels.
  • Mitchell Jarvis will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Gettin’ The Band Back Together.
  • Samantha Barks and Andy Karl will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Pretty Woman: The Musical.
  • Dylan Baker and Jason Butler Harner will each be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for their performances in Berndardt/Hamlet.

Note: 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).

The 2019 Tony Awards

The American Theatre Wing’s 73rd Annual Tony Awards will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 9, 2019 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. 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, which honors theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

Revised Thursday, 18 October, 2018

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