Tony Committee Makes Final Eligibility Decisions

As Broadway continues to recover from the lengthy hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, the Tony Awards continue to make adjustments to the annual awards ceremony and its various criteria.

The rules committee has met one final time before the awards presentations next month. 

After originally premiering on Off Broadway in 1997, the committee has determined that “How I Learned to Drive” is eligible in the Revival of a Play category.  “Lackawanna Blues” and “Trouble in Mind” will also be eligible in the same category.

Other decisions announced by the Awards committee are:

Actress Joaquina Kalukango and Jaquel Spivey are  eligible as a nominee in Leading role in a Musical category.

Enrico Colantoni, John Earl Jelks, and Darren Criss are eligible as nominees in the Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category.

Mary-Louise Parker, David Morse, David Threlfall, Gabby Beans, James Vincent Meredith, and Roslyn Ruff are eligible as nominees in the leading role in a play categories.

Rachel Hauck, Lucy Mackinnon, Myung Hee Cho, and Aaron Rhyne are eligible as nominees in the Best Scenic Design of a play category; as well as, Scott Pask and Jeff Sugg as a joint nominee.

Jane Lynch and Jared Grimes are eligible as nominees in the featured performance in a musical category.

Ellenore Scott and Ayodele Casel are eligible as the nominee for Best Choreography in “Funny Girl”.

The 2022 Tony Awards will honour the musicals and plays from the 2021-2022 seasons with eligibility running from February 20, 2020 to April 28, 2022.

The annual Tony Awards returns to its summer presentation on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall.  The Broadway Theatre League and the American Theatre Wing will announce the nominees for the 75th annual Tony Awards on May 9.

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