Jim Borstelmann :)

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Jim Borstelmann :)#1
Posted: 6/26/14 at 11:25am
Happy Birthday to the BEYOND TALENTED, one of a kind Jim Borstelmann. Love this guy!!! Wish I could see him in a show---loved him in "Young Frankenstein" back in the day ;---)
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Jim Borstelmann :)#2
Posted: 6/26/14 at 2:09pm
He currently plays a number of roles in Bullets Over Broadway, most amusingly in "Hot Dog Man".

I'll agree he is a one of a kind, starting out as a Fosse dancer and parlaying that into character role after character role. He's also a hell of a nice guy.

...but Young Frankenstein was "back in the day"? You should have seen him in Chicago in '96.


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Posted: 6/26/14 at 3:31pm
A great talent. Not surprising he works constantly.
Nice is different than good.
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Posted: 6/26/14 at 3:42pm
I had the HUGEST crush on Jimmy when CHICAGO opened and (since I'm a chicken and can't ask people out) used to hang out with him. He became a very good friend. One of the sweetest people you ever could meet. The best thing that ever happened was when he took me to a private party at Sardi's when Bebe Neuwirth signed her caricature and I got to meet almost the entire cast. Ahhh, good times. (And my first ever TBT memory. LOL.)
I'm having theater withdrawal!
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Posted: 6/26/14 at 4:21pm
Oh thanks for that, Broadway Legend! Love me some Jim Borstelmann! Yeah, to me "Young Frankenstein" was 'back in the day', but I do agree with your assessment of "Chicago". Again, Happy Birthday Jim!!
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Posted: 6/26/14 at 4:31pm
Broadway Bob, do you happen to have any pictures of that event?
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Posted: 6/26/14 at 4:52pm
I just recently had the pleasure of meeting him at the Bullets stage door, he lit up like a christmas tree when I asked him, by name, to sign my poster. After he signed the rest of the line he came back, game me a pat on the back and thanked me.
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Posted: 6/26/14 at 5:10pm
I had to look in my playbill during Bullets to see who this delightful actor was!
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Posted: 6/26/14 at 7:04pm
I don't have any pics. It wasn't a planned thing. We were supposed to grab a quick bite after our respective shows (him performing, me ushering) and when I got to his stage door he surprised me with that instead. One if the best surprises if my life! On our way out we met a very drunk Charles Nelson Reilly sitting right underneath his own caricature in the main dining room. Lol!!!
I'm having theater withdrawal!
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Posted: 6/26/14 at 9:07pm
I think JIm Borstelmann would make a good "Amos Hart" in "Chicago". Thoughts?
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