Best Local Actor

Joe Cooper

Joe Cooper a Tucson Weekly reader fave? Hell, yes. If you happen to be a Gaslight Theater regular then you know who Cooper is—OK, so no insult to Mr. Cooper, but he's the older guy in the ensemble who just happens to seem like he's having the best time in the world. Cooper has been part of the cast at the melodrama theater for 29 of its 35 years. And maybe that's just what makes Cooper a well-loved local performer—he's been at this so long, but it feels like he takes pleasure from each show and audience no matter how often. It looks like fun, and that's what matters to the audience who loves him.

Runners up:

2. Christopher Johnson

3. Matt Bowdren

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