Best of Boston

2011 Best Actor

Johnny Lee Davenport

Few actors have made such an impact in one season as Davenport did from 2010 to 2011, and he did so by playing a trio of distinctly different fathers: In the Huntington’s Vengeance Is the Lord’s, he grieved for a murdered son; in the BCA’s caustic satire Neighbors, he played the husband in a multiracial family; in the Lyric Stage’s Broke-ology, he transformed himself from an ’80s-era patriarch to a present-day invalid suffering from MS. Daddy issues? Not this guy.