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Tony Administrators Announce Eligibility Decisions for Finian's Rainbow, A View from the Bridge, Race & More

Tony Administrators Announce Eligibility Decisions for Finian's Rainbow, A View from the Bridge, Race & More

Cheyenne Jackson in 'Finian's Rainbow'

The Tony administrators announced eligibility rulings on nine shows.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on February 11 for the second time to decide the eligibility of nine Broadway productions for the 2010 Tony Awards, to be presented on June 13 at Radio City Music Hall. The Tony Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2009-2010 season. Decisions announced are as follows:

Jim Norton, Cheyenne Jackson and Kate Baldwin will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Musical category, respectively, for their performances in Finian’s Rainbow.

James Clow and Melissa Errico will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Musical category, respectively, for their performances in White Christmas.

Quentin Earl Darrington, Robert Petkoff and Christiane Noll will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Musical category, respectively, for their performances in Ragtime.

Michael Cerveris and Laura Benanti will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Play category, respectively, for their performances in In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play.

Sahr Ngaujah will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical category for his performance in Fela!

David Alan Grier, Richard Thomas and Kerry Washington will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actor/Actress in a Play category for their performances in Race.

Angela Lansbury will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical category for her performance in A Little Night Music.

Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Hecht will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play category for their performances in A View from the Bridge.

All other decisions were consistent with the opening night credits.

Notable decisions include placing Hecht in the featured category for playing a part (Beatrice Carbone) that earned Allison Janney a Best Actress Tony nomination in 1998. James Spader will be the only actor in the quartet of stars of Race considered in the leading category. Kevin Mambo, who shares the title role in Fela! with Sahr Ngaujah, is presumably not being considered eligible for a Tony.