Best Actor

Bernard Canepari

It's challenging to stage a play that has already been turned into a great film, but the Charenton Theater Co. excels at it, as last year's Six Degrees of Separation and the more recent Glengarry Glen Ross demonstrate. The latter exquisite production was anchored by Bernard Canepari, who imbued real-estate salesman Shelley "The Machine" Levene with such desperate, clawing, and hopeless flop-sweat that it was almost physically painful to watch him. Painful -- and profoundly moving.