Hamilton stars Leslie Odom Jr. and Lin-Manuel Miranda are both eligible to be nominated for a Tony in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.
Hamilton stars Leslie Odom Jr. and Lin-Manuel Miranda are both eligible to be nominated for a Tony in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.
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Hamilton stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. will go head-to-head in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical this coming Tony season, the Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced.

The decision was one of several handed down during the meeting, which discussed eligibility for 10 productions: An Act of God, Amazing Grace, Hamilton, Spring Awakening, Old Times, Fool for Love, The Gin Game, Sylvia, Dames at Sea, and Thérèse Raquin.

Along with Miranda and Odom Jr. in the Leading Actor category, here's what was decided:

Phillipa Soo, also of Hamilton will be eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category.

Austin P. McKenzie and Sandra Mae Frank 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 Spring Awakening.

Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda 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 Fool for Love.

Robert Sella and Julie White will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Sylvia.

Cary Tedder and Eloise Kropp 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 Dames at Sea.

Gabriel Ebert and Judith Light will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Thérèse Raquin.

Scott Pask and Peter Nigrini will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Play category for their work in An Act of God.

Dane Laffrey and Lucy Mackinnon will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Musical category for their work in Spring Awakening.

Fool for Love and Sylvia will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.

Dames at Sea will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Musical category.

All other eligibility rulings were consistent with opening night billing.

Matt Ryan and Keira Knightley will be eligible as Best Actor an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for their work in Thérèse Raquin, which has been deemed a new play by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.
Matt Ryan and Keira Knightley will be eligible as Best Actor and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for their work in Thérèse Raquin, which has been deemed a new play by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.
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