Tony Awards: Administration have announced more shows eligible for nominations



The Tony Award Administration Committee met on Thu 12 2007 to decide on the eligibility of four Broadway productions for the 2007 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards, presented by the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing.

  • All three parts of The Coast of Utopia will be considered as 1 play in the Best Play category.
  • Br�an F. O�Bryne will be considered in the Leading Actor in a Play category for his performance in The Coast of Utopia.
  • Jefferson Mays will be considered in the Featured Actor in a Play category for his performance in Journey�s End.
  • John Mahoney will be considered in the Featured Actor in a Play category for his performance in Prelude to a Kiss.

All other decisions were consistent with the opening night credits.

This is the fourth time the Tony Award Administration Committee has met this year. They will meet one additional time to discuss the eligibility of shows opening in the 2006-2007 season. The cut-off date for eligibility is 9 May 2007 and nominations will be announced on 15 May 2007.

The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS television network on 10 Jun 2007.

The Tonys are presented by the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing. At the League, Gerald Schoenfeld is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the Wing, Sondra Gilman is Chairman, Doug Leeds is President and Howard Sherman is Executive Director. For Tony Award Productions, Elizabeth I. McCann is Managing Producer and Joey Parnes is Coordinating Producer.

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss/White Cherry Entertainment are Executive Producers of the 2007 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2007 Tony Awards.