The Tony Awards Executive Committee held its second meeting of the season on March 18 to determine the eligibility of several Broadway shows. They include Clyde, Mrs. Doubtfire, Company, Flying Over Sunset, The Skeleton Crew, MJ, and The Music Man.
Tony Awards Executive Committee determines eligibility
Those decisions include Sutton Foster’s award for best performance by a leading actress in a musical. She was honored for her portrayal of Marian Paroo in “The Music Man“. Also, the aforementioned Patti LuPone is eligible for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical for her performance in Company.
Rob McClure and Jenn Gambatese were recognized for their work on “Mrs.” Doubtfire” for leading actor and leading actress in music. Along with Harry Hadden-Paton, Tony Yazbeck, and Carmen Cusack for performances in “Flying Over Sunset” and Myles Frost in MJ.
The Design category
In the Design category, Beowulf Boritt and 59 Productions jointly qualified for Best Scene Design in a Musical. It’s for their stage and projection design for Flying Over the Sunset. Also, Derek McLane and Peter Nigrini for their stage and projection design for MJ. All other Tony rights to the seven works discussed by the Executive Committee will be in line with the opening night charge.
As announced earlier this month, the 75th annual Tony Awards are returning to the traditional summer window for the first time since 2019. The Broadway League and American Theatre United will host the awards ceremony on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Honorable mentions will be announced on May 3. With Paramount+’s simultaneous broadcast, this year’s awards will be the first in Tony’s history to be broadcast nationally.
Tony Awards, season 21/22
The award will recognize the 2021-2022 Broadway season that is eligible for nominations between February 20, 2020 and April 28, 2022. These latest eligibility findings follow the committee’s first meeting in December 2021 to make a decision for Girl from the North Country; Pass Over; Lackawanna Blues; Six; Chicken & Biscuits; Is This A Room; Thoughts of a Colored Man; The Lehman Trilogy; Dana H.; Caroline, or Change; Diana, The Musical; and Trouble in Mind.
Credits: Newyorktheaterguide.com; playbill.com
Credits featured image: Peter K Burian, Wikimedia Commons