Monday, 8 February 2010

ACTOR BOY WATCH: Best Actors of 2009-10

IN THE LUST ZONE: Everaldo Creary steals the spotlight in Me & Mi Chapsie

This week, TALLAWAH continues the 2009-10 Actor Boy Watch special with a look at the category of Performance By An Actor in a Leading Role. Here are the top five most outstanding performances from lead actors I saw on the Jamaican stage in 2009-10.

Maurice Bryan, DREAMGIRLS

No stranger to the Actor Boy race, Bryan seems set to earn his next nomination for his superb turn as a conniving car salesman-turned-talent manager in the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC’s) adaptation of the Broadway gem.

Glen Campbell, EASY STREET

There was something effortlessly alluring yet solid about the work of theatre veteran Campbell in Easy Street. As Fungus, he gave a multi-textured performance that was undeniably one of the highlights of the latest production from JAMBIZ.

Everaldo Creary, ME & MI CHAPSIE

One of the most successful Jamaican stage actors of 2009, Creary deserves a spot in the Best Actor race this year after giving a thoroughly convincing performance as a young deejay from the inner city who woos and wins the heart of a 50-year-old cougar.


A possible underdog in the impending Best Actor race, Edwards gave his all as an upstanding and modest young man from rural Jamaica who is determined to fight for his woman and always do the right thing in the genuinely appealing Dream Merchant.

Munair Zacca, THE LOVE LIST

Another veteran who could score his umpteenth Actor Boy nod, Zacca made light work of Leon, a complex but charismatic womanizer in The Love List, made all the more intriguing by Zacca’s natural performance.

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