Best Local Actor 

Joe Inscoe

Readers' Pick

Second Place: Scott Wichmann

Third Place: Mark Joy

Scott Wichmann topped this category last year and delivered another crowd-pleasing performance in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" last summer. But now deployed in the Navy to Afghanistan, he concedes the top spot to another perennial favorite, Joe Inscoe. It's a tad ironic that Inscoe leads this poll after his latest role as the hardhearted sexist Henry Higgins in Theatre IV's "My Fair Lady," but the distinguished actor has delighted local audiences for decades. Even with a bona fide Hollywood pedigree encompassing appearances in films and TV shows such as "The Wire" and "Prison Break," Inscoe is unfailingly generous onstage, whether starring as Scrooge in "The Christmas Carol" or lending his smooth Southern voice to a WCVE radio storytelling show. In third place, Mark Joy has made a career on the small screen, with currently running commercials and credits going back to "Matlock" in the '90s. He develops movies with independent company, Story Teller Pictures.

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