Mike McAlary, the famed tabloid reporter who covered New York’s corrupt police beat.
Two-time Academy Award winner (and five-time nominee) Tom Hanks is regarded as one of Hollywood’s finest actors. His acclaimed movie roles include Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, Big, The Green Mile, Toy Story, Sleepless in Seattle, Catch Me If You Can, Apollo 13, You’ve Got Mail, The Da Vinci Code and A League of Their Own.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actor in a Play
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Breakthrough Performance
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award
—Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance
This is Hanks' first Tony nomination.
Hanks has an asteroid named after him (“12818 tomhanks”) and is a distant cousin of President Abraham Lincoln.
“I’ve been learning about the power of the ensemble. There’s 14 people that get together every day and they all have the most important moment in the play at one point or another. If they don’t do it right, whatever they’re doing, the play’s gonna come to a screeching halt. So being part of the fabulous ‘pas de catorce’ requires an awful lot of skill and moxie and faith, and I must say, I like the faith. I like trusting everybody and I like the feeling of togetherness.” —Hanks, in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/13