BEST FE­MALE AND MALE AC­TORS WHO CAN ALSO SING UP A STORM

NOW Magazine - Best of Toronto - - Stage -

KATE HEN­NIG AND BRENT CARVER Sure, they’re tal­ented ac­tors, but they can do a lot more than just carry a tune. Kate Hen­nig won a Dora nom­i­na­tion for The Dan­ish Play and has proven her dra­matic met­tle in Phe­dre and The Last Ro­man­tics – in fact, ev­ery­thing from Noel Cow­ard to Shaw. But she also won a Dora for the mu­si­cal Rat­bag, and this sum­mer was the al­ter­nate for Mama Rose in the Shaw Fes­ti­val’s Gypsy, where she turned in a thrilling, com­mand­ing turn as the vo­ra­cious stage mother who fi­nal- ly claims the spot­light. Brent Carver’s been one of our faves for years, in clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary plays (Don Car­los, Ham­let, High Life) and mu­si­cals (Jac­ques Brel, Fid­dler On The Roof – who knew he’d be such a win­ning Tevye?). Hap­pily, he’s also been ac­knowl­edged out­side the coun­try, most no­tably with a Tony Award for Kiss Of The Spi­der Woman.

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