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,
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.
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.
Tesfa Edwards, DREAM MERCHANT
A possible underdog in the impending Best Actor race, Edwards gave his all as an upstanding and modest young man from rural
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.