Tony Awards Committee Make Third Set of Rulings For 2018-2019 Season

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the third time this season on April 11th and established a new set of rules regarding revivals.

The first new rule states that authors and composers of shows that are considered revivals, but that have not previously appeared on Broadway, will be eligible to receive a Tony Award alongside the producers if that production wins for Best Revival of a Play or Musical. This season, that rule applies to Mart Crowley for The Boys in the Band and Kenneth Lonergan for The Waverly Gallery.

The second new rule states that authors and composers of Best Revival nominees are eligible with producers even if those authors and composers have previously won Tonys for the works as long as the revivals have been “substantially reworked.” This specific season applies to Harvey Fierstein for Torch Song; the production previously won Tony Awards for Best Play and for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play in 1983.

Other determinations made by the committee are as follows:

  • Christiani Pitts and Eric William Morris 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 King Kong
  • Peter England’s projection design will be considered eligible along with his scenic design in the Best Scenic Design of a Musical category, for his work on King Kong
  • Jeremy Pope will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in Choir Boy
  • Will Roland will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Be More Chill
  • Beowulf Boritt and Alex Basco Koch will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Musical category for their work on Be More Chill
  • Corbin Bleu will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical category for his performance in Kiss Me, Kate
  • Derrick Baskin will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
  • Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Musical category for their work on Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations;
  • Heidi Schreck will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for her performance in What the Constitution Means to Me.

The Committee will meet for a fourth and final time later this month prior to the nominations announcement on April 30. The 73rd annual Tony Awards will take place June 9 and will be hosted by James Corden.

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