Jude Law: A Tony Contender in 2010

Actor Jude Law takes a bow onstage at the opening night of "Hamlet" on Broadway, in New York, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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Jude Law isn't just a hit on the big screen; he's a force to be reckoned with on Broadway as a 2010 Tony contender.

The "Talented Mr. Ripley" and "Cold Mountain" Academy-Award nominee will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play category for his performance in "Hamlet," according to the Tony Awards Administration Committee.

The committee met today for the first time this season to decide the eligibility of 10 Broadway productions for the 2010 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and The American Theatre Wing.

Jude Law
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2009 Tony Award Winners

Other actors or productions considered eligible include:

•Michael McKean will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play category for his performance in "Superior Donuts."

•Jan Maxwell will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play category for her performance in "The Royal Family."

•Oleanna will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.

•Bill Irwin will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical category for his performance in "Bye Bye Birdie."

•Chad Kimball and Montego Glover will be considered eligible in the categories of Best Performance by a Leading Actor/Actress in a Musical respectively for their performances in "Memphis."

•"After Miss Julie" will be considered eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category.

•Marin Ireland will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play category for her performance in "After Miss Julie."

The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 13, 2010. For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit the
Tony Awards official Web site.