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Tony Eligibility Determined for SpongeBob SquarePants, The Band's Visit, and More

Find out which actors are eligible in which categories.

Lilli Cooper and Ethan Slater in SpongeBob SquarePants at the Palace Theatre.
(© Joan Marcus)

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the second time this season and confirmed the eligibility status of 10 Broadway productions for the 2018 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards.

The productions discussed were M. Butterfly; Junk; The Band's Visit; Latin History for Morons; Meteor Shower; Once on This Island; SpongeBob SquarePants; The Children, and Farinelli and the King.

The committee made the following determinations:

Steven Pasquale will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in Junk.

Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub 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 The Band's Visit.

John Leguizamo will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Play category for his performance in Latin History for Morons.

Keegan-Michael Key and Laura Benanti 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 Meteor Shower.

Hailey Kilgore will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for her performance in Once on This Island.

AnnMarie Milazzo and Michael Starobin will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Orchestrations category for their work on Once on This Island.

Ethan Slater will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in SpongeBob SquarePants.

Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Sound Design of a Musical category for their work on SpongeBob SquarePants.

Mark Rylance will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in Farinelli and the King.

Claire van Kampen will be considered eligible in the Best Orchestrations category for her work on Farinelli and the King.

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