Tony Winner John Lithgow
Photo by Aubrey Reuben
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL :
Gavin Creel, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Mr. Creel proudly makes his Broadway debut with Thoroughly Modern Millie. The University of Michigan graduate has appeared in Hair (Encores!), Bat Boy (Off-Broadway), Fame (national tour), Honk! (American premiere) and various NY workshops. Gavin sings with the Broadway Inspirational Voices, and writes his own music. John Cullum, Urinetown
Broadway: Two-time Tony winner for Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century; Camelot, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Boys in Autumn, Hamlet (with Richard Burton," "ER," "Law & Order," "Touched by an Angel," "Inherit the Wind." Film: The Secret Life of Algernon, 1776, Sweet Country and Hawaii.
John Lithgow, Sweet Smell of Success
Broadway: M. Butterfly (Tony nom.), The Changing Room (Tony, Drama Desk Awards), Requiem for a Heavyweight (Tony nom., Drama Desk Award), The Front Page, Division Street, Beyond Therapy. TV: "3rd Rock from the Sun" (3 Emmys, Golden Globe). Films: The World According to Garp (Oscar nom; L.A., NY Film Critics Awards), Terms of Endearment (Oscar nom.), Shrek, Footloose, All That Jazz, Buckaroo Banzai.
John McMartin, Into the Woods
World premiere of Kander and Ebb's The Visit opposite Chita Rivera at the Goodman Theatre. Broadway: Uncle Willy in High Society (Tony nom.), Cap'n Andy in Show Boat (Tony nom.), Follies (original production), The Great God Brown (Drama Desk Award), Sweet Charity opposite Gwen Verdon (Tony nom.), Don Juan (Drama Desk Award and Tony nom.). Film: Sweet Charity, All the President's Men, Pennies From Heaven, Brubaker.
Patrick Wilson, Oklahoma!
Broadway: The Full Monty (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle noms., Drama League Award), Gershwins's Fascinating Rhythm (Drama League Award). Off-Broadway: Bright Lights, Big City (Drama Desk nom, Drama League Award), Tenderloin (Encores!). National tours: Carousel (Drama-Logue Award.), Miss Saigon. Regional: Sweet Bird of Youth, Harmony, Ciderhouse Rules, Lucky in the Rain. Film: "Angels in America" (HBO).