"I think it's a gay actor's responsibility to give full-blooded life to gay characters"—the 32-year-old actor spent years starring in coming-of-age stories. He played a conflicted gay soldier in the Off-Broadway World War II musical Yank! and earned a Tony nom for his performance in the 2009 revival of McNally’s Ragtime. His work in the latter actually inspired the four-time Tony-winning scribe to write a role for him in Mothers. “Now I’m playing men dealing with adult issues,” Steggert says. READ MORE
The 67th Annual Tony Awards served up big wins for former soap stars Judith Light and Cicely Tyson on June 9. Light, who portrayed Karen Wolek on One Life to Live, took home Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play. Light appears in The Assembled Parties.
Tyson, who played Martha Frazier on Guiding Light, landed the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play award. The actress stars in The Trip to Bountiful.
As the World Turns alum Billy Magnussen was nominated for his role in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, but lost out to Lucky Guy’s Courtney B. Vance.
See the full list of 2013 Tony Winners after the jump!