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

By Ben Rimalower
15 Mar 2014

Aaron Lazar

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With nine Broadway credits, it's almost inconceivable that Aaron Lazar has also not yet been nominated for a Tony. A modern man with traditional appeal, Lazar made a major impression replacing Matthew Morrison as Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza (his performance memorably preserved on the Live From Lincoln Center broadcast), and was ideal as both Enjolras in the last revival of Les Misérables and Carl-Magnus opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones (and, later, Bernadette Peters) in the revival of A Little Night Music. For all his achievements, one gets the sense that Lazar's greatest performances are still ahead of him. He will be an easy fit for both new works and revivals.