Barbour, Phillips Tony contenders

Both up for lead actor in a musical

The ill-fated Broadway revival of “American Buffalo” will not be eligible for Tony nominations due to the short length of its run, according to a decision issued by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.

Admin committee had its second meeting of the season Thursday to determine category eligibility for new Broadway offerings.

“Buffalo” opened to lackluster reviews Nov. 17 and shuttered Nov. 24.

Brief run did not give Tony voters enough time to catch the show before it closed.

In other decisions issued by the committee, James Barbour (“A Tale of Two Cities”) and Graham Phillips (“13”) have joined the list of contenders for lead actor in a tuner noms.

Katie Holmes (“All My Sons”) and Elisabeth Moss (“Speed-the-Plow”) will be in the mix for featured actress in a play, with Patrick Wilson (“Sons”) considered a featured actor. Jan Maxwell and David Rasche have both been designated leads for play “To Be or Not to Be.”

All other decisions matched up with the traditional Tony guidelines. Unless the committee rules otherwise, above-the-title performers are generally considered for noms in leading role categories, with below-the-title thesps in the running for featured noms.

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