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Tony Awards Administration Committee Issues Final Eligibility Ruling for 2021-22 Season

The ruling comes ahead of the nominations announcement on Monday, May 9.

Gabby Beans will be considered eligible for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Sabina in The Skin of Our Teeth.
(© Julieta Cervantes)

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today to confirm the eligibility status of fifteen Broadway productions for the 2021-2022 season. This was the third and final time the Tony Awards Administration Committee met to decide the eligibility for the 75th Annual Tony Awards. The other two rulings can be found here and here.

The productions discussed were Neil Simon's Plaza Suite, Paradise Square, Take Me Out, Birthday Candles, American Buffalo, The Minutes, How I Learned to Drive, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Hangmen, Funny Girl, The Skin of Our Teeth, A Strange Loop, POTUS, Mr. Saturday Night, and Macbeth.

Here's what the committee decided:

Joaquina Kalukango will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for her performance in Paradise Square.

Enrico Colantoni and John Earl Jelks will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for their respective performances in Birthday Candles.

Darren Criss will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for his performance in American Buffalo.

How I Learned to Drive will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.

Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in How I Learned to Drive.

Rachel Hauck and Lucy Mackinnon will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Play category for their work on How I Learned to Drive.

Myung Hee Cho and Aaron Rhyne will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Play category for their work on for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.

David Threlfall will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in Hangmen.

Jane Lynch and Jared Grimes 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 Funny Girl.

Ellenore Scott and Ayodele Casel will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Choreography category for their work on Funny Girl.

Gabby Beans, James Vincent Meredith and Roslyn Ruff will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Play categories, for their respective performances in The Skin of Our Teeth.

Jaquel Spivey will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in A Strange Loop.

Scott Pask and Jeff Sugg will be considered jointly eligible in the Best Scenic Design of a Musical category for their work on Mr. Saturday Night.


Nominations for the 2022 Tony Awards will be announced on Monday, May 9th. The awards, hosted by Ariana DeBose, will be broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+ on Sunday, June 12 starting at 7pm ET.

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