BEST PERFORMANCE by a LEADING ACTOR in a MUSICAL
Mr. Glover made his Broadway debut in The Tap Dance Kid. His other Broadway credits include Jelly's Last Jam and Black and Blue, for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He co-starred in the film Tap with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. and has appeared on television in "Dance in America:Tap!" Mr. Glover won the 1996 Dance Magazine's Choreographer of the Year Award and is the recipient of an Endowment Grant for Choreography from the NEA.
Nathan Lane, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Mr. Lane received the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie Awards for Love! Valour! Compassion!, and a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, as well as a Tony Award nomination for Guys and Dolls. He has appeared in Laughter on the 23rd Floor and inOn Borrowed Time. Off-Broadway he was seen in Lips Together, Teeth Apart and The Lisbon Traviata. He has appeared in many television productions and is currently seen in the film The Birdcage, opposite Robin Williams. Mr. Lane is the recipient of the 1992 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.
Lou Diamond Phillips, The King and I
Mr. Phillips has appeared in regional theatre productions of Hamlet, Dr. Faustus, The Lady's Not for Burning and Tony' Kushner's translation of Bertolt Brecht'sThe Good Person of Setzuan. His film credits include La Bamba, Stand and Deliver, Young Guns and, opening this summer, Courage Under Fire. He wrote the screenplay for the feature film Ambition and co-wrote and directed the HBO film, Dangerous Touch. The King and I marks Mr. Phillips' Broadway debut.