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Best Local Actor 

Readers' Pick

Scott Wichmann

Second Place: Joe Inscoe

Third Place: Evan Nasteff

Wichmann and Inscoe are veterans of this list — and for good reason. Wichmann's magnificent one-man turn as George Burns in "Say Goodnight, Gracie" was one of last year's most revelatory performances. Even in supporting roles, such as the recent "Olympus on My Mind," the diminutive actor makes comic magic onstage. While making appearances in high-profile Hollywood fare such as "Lincoln," "42" and "House of Cards," Inscoe is beloved for his regular stage turns, recently lending gravitas to the character of a white executive accused of assaulting a black woman in Carol Piersol's production of "Race." The surprise here is Nasteff, primarily cast in local shows as compelling secondary characters and, on the side, famous for his bartending (see Best Bartender). He stepped to the fore recently in two Henley Street one-nighters, the Bootleg production of "Pericles" and "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised)."

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