Tony Eligibility for Come From Away, Sunset Boulevard, and More Confirmed
The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the third time this season and confirmed the eligibility of six Broadway productions for the 2017 Tony Awards. The productions discussed were August Wilson’s Jitney, Sunset Boulevard, Significant Other, The Glass Menagerie, Come From Away, and Arthur Miller’s The Price.
The committee made the following determinations:
Tracy Christensen will be considered eligible in the Best Costume Design of a Musical category for her work on Sunset Boulevard.
David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber will be considered eligible in the Best Orchestrations category for their work on Sunset Boulevard.
Gideon Glick will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in Significant Other.
Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht, and Danny DeVito 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 Arthur Miller’s The Price.
All other eligibility rulings were consistent with opening night billing.
Sunset Boulevard star Glenn Close will not be eligible in the Best Leading Actress in a Musical category, as she is a past winner for her performance in the musical.
Jitney will be considered a revival.
The American Theatre Wing’s 71st Annual Tony Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS on Sunday, June 11.
The nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards will be announced live by Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski and 2016 Tony Nominee Christopher Jackson on May 2 from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
For more information about the 2017 Tony Awards, click here.