Tony Rulings for Big Fish, The Glass Menagerie, A Night with Janis Joplin and More Announced

By Adam Hetrick
January 9, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met Jan. 9 to determine the eligibility of 14 Broadway productions for the 2014 Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.



The committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2013-2014 season to decide the eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards. This marks the second meeting of the season.

The productions discussed include The Glass Menagerie; Big Fish; A Night with Janis Joplin; The Winslow Boy; A Time to Kill; The Snow Geese; Betrayal; After Midnight; Twelfth Night; Richard III; A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder; Macbeth; No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot.

The committee made the following determinations:

Celia Keenan-Bolger and Brian J. Smith will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Actress/Actor in a Featured Role in a Play categories respectively for their performances in The Glass Menagerie.

Norbert Leo Butz will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category for his performance in Big Fish.

Mary Bridget Davies will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category for her performance in A Night with Janis Joplin.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Cumpsty and Alessandro Nivola will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Featured Role in a Play categories respectively for their performances in The Winslow Boy.

Sebastian Arcelus will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in A Time to Kill.

Mary-Louise Parker will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category for her performance in The Snow Geese.

Samuel Barnett will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in Twelfth Night.

Mark Rylance will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his performance in Richard III.

Anne-Marie Duff and Ethan Hawke will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Play categories respectively for their performance in Macbeth.

Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for their performances in No Man's Land.

Crudup and Hensley will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category for their performances in Waiting for Godot.

All other eligibility determinations were consistent with the show’s opening night credits. The 2014 Tony Awards will take place on June 8 at Radio City Music Hall.

The Administration Committee, which meets throughout the season to decide the eligibility for the 2014 Tony Awards, features 24 members, ten designated by the American Theatre Wing, ten by the Broadway League, and one each by the Dramatists Guild, Actors' Equity Association, United Scenic Artists and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

Committee members for 2013-14 are Emanuel Azenberg, Ted Chapin, Michael David, Cecilia Friederichs, Heather Hitchens, David Henry Hwang, Natasha Katz, Paul Libin, Margo Lion, Jo Sullivan Loesser, William Ivey Long, Mary McColl, Kevin McCollum, James L. Nederlander, James M. Nederlander, Enid Nemy, Laura Penn, Judith O. Rubin, Charlotte St. Martin, Peter Schneider, Thomas Schumacher, Ralph Sevush, Philip Smith and David Stone. Alternates are Kara Barnett, Ken Billington, Bill Craver, Brian Drutman, Alan Eisenberg, Gary Garrison, Philip Getter, John Gore, Barry Grove, Todd Haimes, Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, Nick Scandalios, Stuart Thompson and Michael Wilson.

Click here for the 2013-14 Management Committee members; click here for the Nominating Committee members.

Earlier this season, the Tony Awards Administration Committee announced that starting with the 2013-14 theatrical season, New York-based theatre companies will be eligible to receive the Regional Theatre Award.

Read the decisions from the most recent Administration Committee meeting here.

For more information visit TonyAwards.com.