These leading men command the stage with their presence and impressive acting abilities. Some are known primarily for their work on screen, but have shown their talent by being able to translate their skills to the stage. These are the Tony Award nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Play) (Clockwise, L to R)
Mark Rylance – Richard III
Bryan Cranston – All the Way
Tony Shalhoub – Act One
Chris O’Dowd – Of Mice and Men
Samuel Barnett – Twelfth Night
DID YOU KNOW? Samuel Barnett originated the role of Posner in the Tony Award-winning The History Boys, continuing to portray the character in international tours as well as the film adaptation.
Neil Patrick Harris – Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Ramin Karimloo – Les Miserables
Jefferson Mays – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Andy Karl – Rocky
Bryce Pinkham – A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder
DID YOU KNOW? Ramin Karimloo has played 4 different roles in Les Miserables, making his Broadway debut as Jean Valjean and playing Feuilly, Enjolras and Marius on the West End.
Andy Karl has also played another 70s icon, Tony Manero, in Saturday Night Fever, where he met his wife, Orfeh.