Tony Awards Committee Makes Final of Rulings For 2018-2019 Season

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the fourth and final time to make the final eligibility determinations ahead of nominations announcement taking place tomorrow, April 30th. The committee discussed King Lear, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Burn This, Hadestown, Hillary and Clinton, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, All My Sons, Tootsie, Ink and Beetlejuice.

Reeve Carney 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 Hadestown.

Damon Daunno and Rebecca Naomi Jones will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances Oklahoma!

Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso 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 Beetlejuice.

Santino Fontana will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Tootsie.

Benjamin Walker will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for his performance in All My Sons.

Jonny Lee Miller will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in Ink.

Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Lighting Design of a Musical category for their work on Beetlejuice.

The committee determined that Jayne Houdyshell, Elizabeth Marvel, Aisling O’Sullivan, Ruth Wilson, Pedro Pascal and John Douglas Thompson, who were all above the title for “King Lear,” will all be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Featured Role in a Play categories for their performances.

Finnaly, the committee will present the 2019 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to four outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry –Broadway Inspirational Voices founded by Michael McElroy; Peter Entin, retired Vice President of Theatre Operations for the Shubert Organization; Joseph Blakely Forbes, Founder and President, Scenic Art Studios, Inc. and FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9. The Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre were established in 1990 and are awarded annually to institutions, individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre, but are not eligible in any of the established Tony Award categories.

Additionally, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will be the recipient of the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award. The honor is accompanied by a grant of $25,000, made possible by City National Bank’s generous support of the Creative Arts Awards.

“We are thrilled to present the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing. “The work they produce celebrates the human spirit, they have helped develop hundreds of vibrant new plays and musicals that are now being performed in theaters across America, and they have pioneered education programs that inspire thousands of students each year, creating future generations of creative artists and enthusiastic audiences.”

Best of luck to the Broadway community as we await the nominations tomorrow!

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