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Tony Awards Committee Has Ruled on Eligibility of Josh Radnor, Side Show's Stars, and More

Other productions discussed in today's meeting include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Last Ship, The River, and The Elephant Man.

Emily Padgett and Erin Davie, of the recently closed Side Show, come out for a curtain call.
(© David Gordon)

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the second time this season to determine the eligibility of eight Broadway productions for the 2015 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Disgraced, The Last Ship, The Real Thing, The River, Side Show, A Delicate Balance, and The Elephant Man.

The determinations allow for separate nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Side Show's stars Erin Davie and Emily Padgett. In addition, Josh Radnor will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for his performance in Disgraced while Michael Esper and Rachel Tucker will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical categories for their respective performances in Sting's The Last Ship.

Other determinations are as follows:

Alex Sharp will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Finn Ross will be considered eligible, along with Bunny Christie, in the category of Best Scenic Design of a Play for their work in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Cynthia Nixon and Josh Hamilton 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 The Real Thing.

Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton 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 A Delicate Balance.

Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola 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 The Elephant Man.


The Tony Awards Administration Committee also made several rules changes for the 2014-15 season including upping the number of nominees in the respective category from four to five if there are at least seven eligible candidates for nomination in either the Best Direction of a Play or Best Direction of a Musical categories. Likewise, if there are at least seven eligible candidates for nomination in the Best Choreography category, the number of nominees in this category will increase from four to five. Finally, in the event there is a two-way or three-way tie for the last slot of nominations in any of the eight established Best Performance categories, both or all three of the tied actors or actresses will be eligible for a nomination in his or her respective category.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2014-15 season to determine eligibilities for the 69th Annual Tony Awards.

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