Its not exactly a surprise when DANIEL THOMAS MAY creates a powerful character or provides a memorable interpretation onstage. He won Creative Loafings Critics Pick for Best Actor in 2002 and shared the award with Take Me Outs ensemble in 2005. Mays known for his solid, commanding performances, such as his vivid, enigmatic portrayal of Brick in Georgia Shakespeares Cat on a Hot Tin Roof last summer. The past year has seen May stretch in entertaining and productive ways. May made the most of the dual-casting gimmick in Aurora Theatres Corpse!, to the point where you expected the actor to walk in on himself. Plus, he showed an unexpected affinity for rootsy religious musicals in Theatrical Outfits Tent Meeting and Cotton Patch Gospel, co-produced with Georgia Ensemble Theatre. For the latter, he took Tom Keys longtime signature role and made it his own, carrying whats nearly a one-man show (with a live bluegrass band and back-up singers) with his physicality and likeability. Oh yeah, he sings, too.