STAGE TUBE: Christian Borle Visits THE GRAHAM SHOW Debut Episode!
The new weekly web interview series "The Graham Show," hosted by Graham Douglass, premieres today, Friday, September 28. The inaugural episode features an interview with Tony Award-winning actor Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher, "Smash"). Watch the episode below or at www.TheGrahamShow.com!
In this exclusive sit-down interview, Borle discusses everything from his success on "Smash" and Peter and the Starcatcher, to discovering theatre in high school and almost becoming a comic book artist, to his upcoming theatre productions. Throughout, he shares advice for aspiring young theatre artists.
"The Graham Show" is an all-new, weekly web series featuring intimate one-on-one chats with New York's top stage stars and theater professionals, aimed at young theater-lovers everywhere. Designed to inform and inspire, as well as to offer exclusive "backstage access" to the world of Broadway, the interviews will examine what it takes to turn aspirations into standing ovations.
Among the series' first guests will be Nathan Lane, Michael Urie, Adam Pascal, Thomas Schumacher, Rick Elice, Julia Murney, Roger Rees, John Tartaglia, David Henry Hwang, Bernie Telsey, Kara Lindsay and Natasha Katz. Additional guests will be announced shortly.
Each episode will feature a 30-40 minute celebrity interview shot at a unique location (including legendary downtown nightlife venue Joe's Pub). Viewers have the option of watching the interviews in their entirety or in shorter, themed segments. New episodes will be posted each Friday. In addition to its weekly interview schedule, TheGrahamShow.com will also be a go-to place for theater news as each Wednesday a new "Instant Graham" will be rolled out, featuring a 60-second run-down of Broadway news and headlines, as well as other exclusive content.
Christian Borle appeared in both the La Jolla Playhouse and NYTW productions of Peter and the Starcatcher, earning a Tony Award and Lucille Lortel Award, as well as Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations, for his performance. He currently stars as composer Tom Levitt in NBC's acclaimed new drama series, "Smash." Broadway: MARY POPPINS, Legally Blonde: The Musical (Tony, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award nominations), Spamalot (Clarence Derwent Award, Drama Desk Award nomination), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Amour, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Footloose. Off-Broadway: Angels in America (Signature Theatre Company), On the Town (Encores!), and Elegies: A Song Cycle (Lincoln Center). Regional: Just So (North Shore Music Theater), The Three Musketeers (AMT of San Jose), West Side Story (National Tour), and The Who's Tommy (Offenbach, Germany). Television: "Legally Blonde: The Musical" (MTV), "Johnny and the Sprites," "Law & Order," and "Ghost Stories." Film: The Bounty Hunter.