Here are the contenders for Best Actor in a Play:
Philip Seymore Hoffman "Death of a Salesman"
Alan Rickman "Seminar"
Samuel L. Jackson "The Mountaintop"
Blair Underwood "A Streecar Named Desire"
Frank Langella "Man and Boy"
James Cordon "One Man, Two Guvnors"
Stacy Keach "Other Desert Cities"
Eric McCormack "Gore Vidal's The Best Man"
John Larroquette "Gore Vidal's The Best Man"
Hugh Dancy "Venus in Fur"
John Lithgow "The Columnist"
Frank Wood "Clybourne Park"
William Shatner "Shatner's World, We Just Live In It"
Jim Dale "The Road to Mecca"
Adam James "Don't Dress for Dinner"
Tug Coker "Magic Bird"
Kevin Daniels "Magic Bird"
Paul Gross "Private Lives"
Gary Wilmes "Chinglish"
Dule Hill "Stick Fly"
Christian Borle "Peter and the Starcatcher"
Commentary - Some big names populate the race, including Oscar Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (who has two Tony nominations), Samuel L. Jackson, starring opposite Tony-frontrunner Angela Bassett, Alan Rickman (a two-time nominee as well), Blair Underwood, Frank Langella (A three-time winner), Eric McCormack, John Lithgow (another two-time Tony winner) and a winner from last year, veteran John Larroquette. Factor in showstopping peformances from James Corden, and stage veteran Stacey Keach, and this is packed race. Oh and never forget William Shatner, no matter how much you want to.