Best Actress

Meg Kelly

The usual agenda for Cleveland performers is to hone their skills locally, then head out for the big city. Meg Kelly charmingly reversed that process by moving to Lake Erie shores from New York City. Physically rivaling Michelle Pfeiffer's delicate beauty, she projects a transcendent calm that keeps her the focus of any stage she inhabits. In the last year, she has managed to embody a haunted Irish lass, a delightfully vicious TV star, and a nascent lesbian, all equally effortlessly.