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