Patrick Wilson

A Tony-nominated veteran of the Broadway stage, Patrick Wilson came to national attention with his television debut as a straight-laced Mormon law clerk with a secret sexual identity in Mike Nichols' epic adaptation of "Angels in America" (2003) for HBO. His success in that project led to more roles as seemingly upstanding young men whose all-American appearance hid deep emotional and mental flaws, most notably as an accused pedophile in the harrowing "Hard Candy" (2006) and a philandering former football hero in "Little Children" (2006). Add to his blond good looks and dramatic range that he also possessed some powerful pipes, belting out Andrew Lloyd Weber's classic numbers as one third of the gothic love triangle in the feature film version of "Phantom of the Opera" (2004), and it was apparent that Wilson had more than the average amount of talent to spare.