Cranston, former star of TV's
and "Malcolm in the Middle," made his Broadway debut in "All the Way." He previously starred in the stage drama when it ran last year at the American Repertory Theatre in Massachusetts.
The nearly three-hour play dramatizes Johnson's first year in office as he deals with the aftermath of the
Cranston is a Los Angeles native who got his early start on the stage in regional theaters around Southern California. In 2006, the actor appeared in a Geffen Playhouse production of
The other nominees in the category were Samuel Barnett for "Twelfth Night,"