The 24-member Tony Awards Administration Committee met today to discuss eligibility for shows that opened in the first half of the 2003-2004 Broadway season, and the eligibility decisions that were subsequently announced are listed below:

  • Avenue Q: John Tartaglia and Stephania D'Abruzzo will be eligible in the Leading Actor or Actress in a Musical categories.
  • Bobbi Boland: As this show did not officially open, it's not eligible for any awards.
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Ned Beatty, Ashley Judd, and Jason Patric will be eligible in the Leading Actor or Actress in a Play awards.
  • Henry IV: Richard Easton, Michael Hayden, and Kevin Kline will all be eligible in the Best Actor in a Play category.
  • Jackie Mason's Laughing Room Only: This show did not meet the Tony Award eligibility requirements.
  • Little Shop of Horrors: The production will be eligible for Best Revival of a Musical even though the show has never previously played on Broadway; Hunter Foster and Kerry Butler will be eligible in the Leading Actor or Actress in a Musical categories.
  • "MASTER HAROLD"...and the boys.: Only Danny Glover will be eligible in the Leading Actor in a Play category.
  • Never Gonna Dance: Only Noah Racey and Nancy Lemenager will be eligible in the Leading Actor or Actress in a Musical categories.
  • Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All: This production did not meet the Tony Award eligibility requirements.
  • Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks: The play will be eligible for the Best Play award.
  • Taboo: Only Euan Morton will be eligible in the Leading Actor in a Musical category; Boy George's score will be eligible for a Best Score nomination.
  • The Boy From Oz: The score will not be eligible for a Best Score nomination.
  • The Caretaker: Only Patrick Stewart will be eligible in the Leading Actor in a Play category.
  • The Violet Hour: Only Robert Sean Leonard will be eligible in the Leading Actor in a Play category.
  • Wicked: Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth will both be eligible for Leading Actress in a Musical consideration; Joel Grey will be eligible in the Featured Actor in a Musical category.

All shows that opened between "MASTER HAROLD"...and the boys and Never Gonna Dance, inclusive, were open for discussion at today's meeting. The committee will meet again in the spring to discuss eligibility issues for the season's additional shows.