1. Nicholas Barasch in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”
Barasch’s apprentice music-hall comic in Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival shows astonishing command of a performance style that the 14-year-old actor can only just have learned. With a spot-on accent, razor-sharp timing, and dexterous physicality, he makes every moment of the small role count. Radiating presence, the lad is a comer.