Scarlett Johansson, Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Ciaran Hinds Eligible in 2013 Tony Awards Leading Actor/Actress Categories
The Tony Awards Administration Committee hands down decisions for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.
The Tony Awards Administration Committee has met for a third time to discuss the eligibility for productions in the 2012-2013 Broadway season. Shows on the docket for this meeting included Rob Ashford's revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and the new Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. The following determinations were made:
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella will be eligible in the Best Revival of a Musical category, though the new book, written by multiple-Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed), will be considered in the category of Best Book of a Musical. Production stars Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana will be eligible as Leading Actress and Actor.
In the case of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the eligibility is consistent with the opening night credits. Above-the-title stars Scarlett Johansson (Maggie), Benjamin Walker (Brick), and Ciaran Hinds (Big Daddy) will be considered in the Leading Actress/Actor categories, while the below-the-title Debra Monk (Big Mama) will be considered in the Featured Actress category.
A fourth and final meeting will take place in the near future to determine the eligibility of the remaining productions in the 2012-2013 Broadway season.
Click here for TheaterMania's report on the committee's first meeting.
Click here for TheaterMania's report on the committee's second meeting.