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Jennifer Hudson, Jane Krakowski Deemed Featured Actresses by Tony Awards

The organization has announced further eligibility decisions for the current Broadway season.

Jennifer Hudson will be considered for the Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Awards category for her performance in The Color Purple.
(© Matthew Murphy)

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced the next round of eligibility decisions for the 2015-16 Broadway season.

The productions discussed were School of Rock, The Color Purple, Fiddler on the Roof, Noises Off, Our Mother's Brief Affair, The Humans, Hughie, Eclipsed, Disaster!, Blackbird, and She Loves Me.

The committee made the following determinations:

Alex Brightman will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in School of Rock.

Jennifer Hudson will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical category for her performance in The Color Purple.

Jessica Hecht will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical category for her performance in Fiddler on the Roof.

Andrea Martin, Campbell Scott, Tracee Chimo, Daniel Davis, David Furr, Kate Jennings Grant, Megan Hilty, Rob McClure and Jeremy Shamos will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Featured Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Noises Off.

Linda Lavin will be considered eligible in the Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for her performance in Our Mother's Brief Affair.

Blackbird will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.

Gavin Creel, Michael McGrath, Byron Jennings and Jane Krakowski will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in She Loves Me.

One last round of eligibility decisions will be announced in the coming weeks.

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