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Backstage with Richard Ridge: Call on Horace! HELLO, DOLLY's! Victor Garber Relives Some of His Greatest Roles

"Every opportunity is an experience. That's my lesson."

He has played roles as varied as Jesus and Mr. Applegate; John Wilkes Booth and Thomas Andrews; Anthony and Professor Callahan. Nowadays he's bringing audiences to their feet eight times a week at the Shubert Theatre as Hello, Dolly!'s Horace Vandergelder.

Below, the great Victor Garber chats with Richard Ridge about his storied life playing some of the most beloved characters of the stage and screen. Watch as he dishes on what it's like sharing the spotlight with Bernadette Peters, opens up about how his career got its start, and so much more!

Garber originated roles in the Broadway productions of Sweeney Todd, Noises Off, Lend Me a Tenor (Tony Award nomination), Arcadia, and Art. Additional Broadway credits include Deathtrap (Tony nomination), They're Playing Our Song, Little Me (Tony nomination), The Devil's Disciple, Damn Yankees (Tony nomination), and Present Laughter. Off-Broadway: Assassins, Follies (City Center Encores!). Film: Sicario, Self/less, Argo, Milk, Legally Blonde, Titanic, The First Wives Club, and Sleepless in Seattle. Television: "Alias" (three Emmy Award nominations), "Frasier" (Emmy nomination), "Will & Grace" (Emmy nomination), "Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows" (Emmy nomination), "Power," "The Orville," "Deception," "Eli Stone," "Justice," "Web Therapy," "The Big C," "Nurse Jackie," "Damages," "Glee," "Annie," "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella," and "The Music Man."

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