2014 Tony Preview: Boxers, Rockers, Revolutionaries are Best Actor in a Musical Nominees

Neil Patrick Harris plays the transgender lead singer of an East German rock band in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Ramin Karimloo plays a former thief seeking redemption in Les Misérables. Andy Karl plays a down and out boxer who gets one last chance at the big time in Rocky. Jefferson Mays plays multiple members of the D'Ysquith clan and Bryce Pinkham plays a black sheep relative who wants to murder them all in order to claim the family inheritance in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.