Stars Under Our Noses: Ten Broadway Leading Men Overdue for a Tony Nomination

By Ben Rimalower
15 Mar 2014

Michael Arden

Michael Arden (@michaelarden)

Michael Arden is a great talent Broadway has lost, at least temporarily, to Hollywood, as he currently co-stars on Charlie Sheen's FX series, "Anger Management." After giving strong Broadway performances in Big River and The Times They Are A-Changin', Arden has been away from Broadway for nearly a decade, but I hold out hope that he will return to New York theatre. His performance in the title role in the 2004 World AIDS Day concert of Pippin was a stunning demonstration of the depth of his talent. The commitment in his acting and the purity of his voice remind me of no less than Audra McDonald, who has five Tony Awards. When will it be Michael Arden's turn?