Best Peformance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Philip Bosco, Moon Over Buffalo
Mr. Bosco received a Tony Award for Lend Me a Tenor, and was nominated for The Rape of the Belt, You Never Can Tell and Heartbreak House. Among his many other Broadway credits are the acclaimed revivals of The Heiress and An Inspector Calls; Whose Life Is It Anyway?; A Man For All Seasons; Saint Joan and Come Back Little Sheba. Off-Broadway credits include Breaking Legs, and Some Men Need Help. In 1988, Mr. Bosco received the Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater. He is also the recipient of The Derwent Award and New York Critics' Circle Award.
George Grizzard, A Delicate Balance
Mr. Grizzard originated the role of Nick in the Broadway premiere of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He received Tony Award nominations for his work in Big Fish, Little Fish and The Disenchanted. Off-Broadway, he has appeared in Another Antigone and The Beach House. Mr. Grizzard has worked extensively in regional theatre, most notably at the Guthrie Theatre's premiere season, where he played the title role in Hamlet.
George C. Scott, Inherit the Wind
Mr. Scott made his Broadway debut in the 1957 New York Shakespeare Festival's production of Richard III, followed by As You Like It. His many Broadway credits include The Andersonville Trial, Uncle Vanya, The Merchant of Venice, The Little Foxes and The Boys of Autumn. Mr. Scott recently directed the Broadway production of On Borrowed Time and the Off-Broadway production of Wrong Turn At Lungfish.
Martin Shaw, An Ideal Husband
Mr. Shaw has appeared in many London West End productions, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Are You Lonesome Tonight? and Other People's Money. His performance in the London production of An Ideal Husband earned him a 1996 Olivier Award nomination.