Brent Carver, a previous Best Actor Tony winner for Harold Prince's staging of Livent's Kiss of the Spider Woman, is nominated for Best Actor again, for another Prince-Livent show, Parade.
As was the case in spring 1993, Carver is competing in the category with Martin Short, who appeared this season in the comic musical, Little Me. In 1992-93, Short was in The Goodbye Girl.
When Carver knocked out audiences and critics playing heroic window dresser Molina in Kiss, he was called a "find" and a "discovery," but Canadian audiences knew of his gifts for years. He's a veteran of the famed Ontario Stratford Festival and theatres throughout Canada.
In Parade, Carver played Leo Frank, unjustly accused and lynched for the murder of an Atlanta girl. The musical drama is drawn from a true story.