Best Of 2005

BEST ACTOR: Jack Holloway

Holloway has only recently started his professional career, but in three plays for Stageworks he showed himself to be a hugely talented character actor. His best work was in Lanford Wilson’s Talley’s Folly, where he played Matt Friedman, a courtly, self-deprecating Jewish accountant devoted, in the year 1944, to romancing the overcautious Gentile, Sally Talley. But he was also terrific in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons as mercurial George, oscillating between love and hatred of the Keller family; and in The True History of Coca-Cola in Mexico, where he played everything from a conquistador to an old, tired farmer about to be moved off his land. - Mark E. Leib