Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, a charming British aristocrat engaged to Hope Harcourt but irresistibly drawn to Reno Sweeney.
A three-time Olivier Award nominee for his work on the London stage, Godley’s credits include Rain Man, The Pillowman, The Importance of Being Earnest and a Broadway revival of Private Lives. Film audiences recognize him from Love Actually and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Other Honors for This Role
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
This is Godley’s first Tony Award nomination.
After appearing in the London revival of Cabaret, Godley is making his Broadway musical debut in Anything Goes.
“[The Tony nomination is] a tribute to [director] Kathleen Marshall and Rob Fisher, our musical director, that they believed in me and never wavered in their belief that I could do it when I was seriously wavering.” —Godley in an interview with Broadway.com, 5/11