The scene stealers, the unexpected surprises, the young up-and-comer and the veterans are all represented in the Tony Award nominees for Best Actor in a Featured Role.
Best Actor in a Featured Role (Play) (Clockwise, L to R)
Mark Rylance – Twelfth Night
Stephen Fry – Twelfth Night
Brian J. Smith – The Glass Menagerie
Reed Birney – Casa Valentina
Paul Chahidi – Twelfth Night
DID YOU KNOW? Mark Rylance was the original Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. He grew up in Milwaukee, WI before moving back to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
You might recognize Reed Birney from Netflix’s House of Cards, where he plays Rep. Donald Blythe.
Best Actor in a Featured Role (Musical) (Clockwise, L to R)
James Monroe Iglehart – Aladdin
Jarrod Spector – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Joshua Henry – Violet
Nick Cordero – Bullets Over Broadway
Danny Burstein – Cabaret
WATCH James Monroe Iglehart videotaped the phone call he received from director Casey Nicholaw learning he would play the Genie in Aladdin on Broadway.