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Megan Mullally

Tonys 2015: Four nominees make big impressions in small roles

Micah Stock in Terrence McNally's "It's Only A Play"

Till now: The 26-year-old actor from Dayton, Ohio, graduated from the arts conservatory at SUNY Purchase in New York. In 2013, Stock won a role in Terrence McNally's "Away We Go," an off-Broadway romp about theater through the millenniums in which Stock time-traveled through multiple roles. McNally took notice and no one else was considered for the role of Gus, the star-struck coat checker at an opening-night party.

Standout scene: In his Broadway debut, Stock held his own among a cast that included Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick,...