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Christian Borle

 
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Bio:
Christian Borle is a two-time Tony Award winner and has starred in a myriad of roles both on stage and screen. His turn as Shakespeare in Something Rotten! garnered him both Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, as well as a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play as ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 01, 1973 (48)

Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Bio:
Christian Borle is a two-time Tony Award winner and has starred in a myriad of roles both on stage and screen. His turn as Shakespeare in Something Rotten! garnered him both Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, as well as a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play as ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
World Premiere Original Broadway Production, 2022
Joe/Josephine
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2021
Orin Scrivello D.D.S.
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
50th anniversary of the release of the groundbreaking original album of Tommy, 2019
Captain Walker
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! New York City Center Production, 2018
Bill Snibson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Willy Wonka
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Marvin
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
The Bard
  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2014
George Darling
Mr. Smee
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2014
Performer
  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2013
Max Detweiler
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Black Stache
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2011
Black Stache
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Company Production, 2010
Prior Walter
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Company Production, 2010
Prior Walter
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2008
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Emmett Forrest
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Bert [Replacement]
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Historian
Minstrel
French Guard
Not Dead Fred
Prince Herbert
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
H.G. Wells
  [New York]
New York Concert, 2004
Snoopy
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Painter (Understudy)
Newsvendor (Understudy)
Dusoleil (Understudy)
Bertrand (Understudy)
Advocate (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Jimmy Smith [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Kane Flannery/Zach Marshall
Zach Marshall
Kane Flannery
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Disciple
Apostle/Disciple
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Willard Hewitt [Replacement]
  [New York]
Workshop, 2001
Billy Kostecki

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Dance Captain

Photos

Rob McClure, Tammy Blanchard, Stewart Zagnit and Christian Borle Photo

Rob McClure, Tammy Blanchard, Stewart Zagnit and Christian Borle

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Date:
07/19/2022
Christian Borle and Rob McClure Photo

Christian Borle and Rob McClure

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Date:
07/19/2022
Christian Borle and Rob McClure Photo

Christian Borle and Rob McClure

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Date:
07/19/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
World Premiere Original Broadway Production, 2022
Joe/Josephine

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2021
Orin Scrivello D.D.S.

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
50th anniversary of the release of the groundbreaking original album of Tommy, 2019
Captain Walker

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! New York City Center Production, 2018
Bill Snibson

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Willy Wonka

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Marvin

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
The Bard

  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2014
George Darling

Mr. Smee

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2014
Performer

  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2013
Max Detweiler

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Black Stache

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2011
Black Stache

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Company Production, 2010
Prior Walter

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Company Production, 2010
Prior Walter

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2008
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Emmett Forrest

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Bert [Replacement]

  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Historian

Minstrel

French Guard

Not Dead Fred

Prince Herbert

  [New York]
Reading, 2004
H.G. Wells

  [New York]
New York Concert, 2004
Snoopy

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Painter (Understudy)

Newsvendor (Understudy)

Dusoleil (Understudy)

Bertrand (Understudy)

Advocate (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Jimmy Smith [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Kane Flannery/Zach Marshall

Zach Marshall

Kane Flannery

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Disciple

Apostle/Disciple

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Willard Hewitt [Replacement]

  [New York]
Workshop, 2001
Billy Kostecki

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director

[Broadway, 2002]
Dance Captain

Christian Borle Biography

Christian Borle is a two-time Tony Award winner and has starred in a myriad of roles both on stage and screen. His turn as Shakespeare in Something Rotten! garnered him both Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, as well as a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher. Other Broadway: Footloose, Jesus Christ Superstar, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Amour, Spamalot, Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde, Falsettos and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Borle recently played Orin Scrivello D.D.S in the Off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors and Captain Walker in The Kennedy Center's The Who's Tommy. Film: Blackhat, Bounty Hunter. TV: Masters of Sex, Lifesaver, The Good Wife, Smash and NBC's the sound of Music Live! Most recently, Christian made his directorial debut with the off-Broadway production of Popcorn Falls at The Davenport Theatre.

Christian Borle Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Christian Borle, Little Shop of Horrors
 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award
Christian Borle, Little Shop of Horrors
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Christian Borle, Little Shop of Horrors
 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award
Christian Borle, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Christian Borle, Falsettos
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Christian Borle, Falsettos
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2015 - Best Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Christian Borle, Something Rotten!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Christian Borle, Something Rotten!
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
Christian Borle, Something Rotten!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Christian Borle, Something Rotten!
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Christian Borle, Something Rotten!
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2012 - Best Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Lead Actor Gold Star
Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Christian Borle, Legally Blonde
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Christian Borle, Legally Blonde The Musical

Christian Borle News

Lena Hall to Play Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Beginning in September Photo Lena Hall to Play Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Beginning in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2022

Tony Award-winning actress¬†Lena Hall¬†(Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots,¬†‚ÄúSnowpiercer‚ÄĚ) will take on the role of Audrey in the three-time Best Musical Revival Award-winning production of¬†LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS¬†this fall, beginning¬†Tuesday, September 6, 2022¬†at the¬†Westside Theatre.

Rob McClure to Miss LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Performances After Testing Positive for Co Photo Rob McClure to Miss LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Performances After Testing Positive for Covid
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

Rob McClure has revealed via Twitter that he has tested positive for Covid and will be out of Little Shop of Horrors until Saturday, July 30.

Photos: First Look at Rob McClure as 'Seymour' in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Photo Photos: First Look at Rob McClure as 'Seymour' in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

Production photos have been released of Tony Award nominee Rob McClure as Seymour, in the three-time Best Revival Award-winning LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at the Westside Theatre. Check out the photos here!

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS to Host 40th Anniversary Skid Row Block Party This Month Photo LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS to Host 40th Anniversary Skid Row Block Party This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2022

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS ‚Äď in partnership with the Times Square Alliance and the Westside Theatre ‚Äď will be hosting a Skid Row Block Party on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the musical‚Äôs premiere at the Orpheum Theatre in July 1982.

VIDEO: Watch NaTasha Yvette Williams, Christian Borle & More in SOME LIKE IT HOT Musi Photo VIDEO: Watch NaTasha Yvette Williams, Christian Borle & More in SOME LIKE IT HOT Music Video
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

Some Like It Hot has released a new music video featuring Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks, Kevin del Aguila, and NaTasha Yvette Williams performing the show’s title song.

INTERVIEW: Marc Shaiman nos habla sobre su trabajo en cine y en Broadway Photo INTERVIEW: Marc Shaiman nos habla sobre su trabajo en cine y en Broadway
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 9, 2022

El compositor nominado a los Oscar y ganador del Premio Tony por HAIRSPRAY est√° en Espa√Īa esta semana con motivo de MOSMA (Movie Score M√°laga) del Festival de M√°laga.

SEX, GRIFT AND DEATH & REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION, BETWEEN THE LINES & More Lead off-Broad Photo SEX, GRIFT AND DEATH & REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION, BETWEEN THE LINES & More Lead off-Broadway's July Top 10
by BWW Staff - Jul 1, 2022

Off-Broadway is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.

Skylar Astin Will Miss LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Performances Due to COVID-19 Photo Skylar Astin Will Miss LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Performances Due to COVID-19
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022

Skylar Astin revealed in an Instagram story post that he tested positive for COVID-19, and will be missing some upcoming performances of Little Shop of Horrors. 

BWW Review: Pan Origin Story PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Ridgefield Theater Barn Photo BWW Review: Pan Origin Story PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Bruce Apar - Jun 9, 2022

The show made a splash on Broadway a dozen years ago, garnering several Tony Awards, mainly in the craft categories (scenic design, sound, lighting, choreography). The sketchy book is like a sketchbook of rapid-fire episodes that leans heavily on the strength of the ensemble to pull it off. This ensemble is more than up to the task.

Rob McClure Will Take Over the Role of Seymour in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Photo Rob McClure Will Take Over the Role of Seymour in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2022

Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Drama Desk Award Nominated Broadway star Rob McClure will take on the lead role of Seymour in the off-Broadway production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS beginning next month!

Christian Borle Videos

VIDEO: Watch NaTasha Yvette Williams, Christian Borle & More in SOME LIKE IT HOT Musi VideoVIDEO: Watch NaTasha Yvette Williams, Christian Borle & More in SOME LIKE IT HOT Music Video
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

Some Like It Hot has released a new music video featuring Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks, Kevin del Aguila, and NaTasha Yvette Williams performing the show’s title song.

BWW Exclusive: Adrienne Warren Sings With the HELPSTERS on Apple TV+ VideoBWW Exclusive: Adrienne Warren Sings With the HELPSTERS on Apple TV+
by Michael Major - May 25, 2022

Watch an exclusive first look at Adrienne Warren as Concert Consuela in the upcoming third season of Helpsters, featuring a performance with the show's 'Scatterdays' for their 'Concert on the Corner.' The new season will also feature James Monroe Iglehart, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Christian Borle, André De Shields, Krysta Rodriguez, and more.

VIDEO: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Cast Performs Tiny Desk (Home) Concert VideoVIDEO: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Cast Performs Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
by Michael Major - May 6, 2022

The cast ofIntroduced by composer Alan Menken, the cast performed 'Skid Row (Downtown),' 'Feed Me (Git It!),' 'Somewhere That's Green,' 'Dentist!,' and 'Suddenly Seymour.' The concert featured performances by Conrad Ricamora, Tammy Blanchard, Christian Borle, Aaron Arnell Harrington, Stuart Zagnit, Tatiana Lofton, Cristina Raé, and Khadija Sankoh.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Perform on THE VIEW VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Perform on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - Oct 29, 2021

The cast of Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors appeared on The View today to perform a medley of the show's opening number and 'You Never Know'. Watch Jeremy Jordan, Salome Smith, Aveena Sawyer, and Joy Woods perform from the classic musical now!

VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan and the Cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Perform 'Little Shop of H VideoVIDEO: Jeremy Jordan and the Cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Perform 'Little Shop of Horrors' and 'Skid Row' on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2021

The cast of the off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors took the stage at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night for a performance! The cast, which is led by Jeremy Jordan and Tammy Blanchard, performed 'Little Shop of Horrors' and 'Skid Row'.

Broadway Rewind: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets Ready to Bring the Renaissance to Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets Ready to Bring the Renaissance to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 17, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015, when Something Rotten! was rehearsing for Broadway. Something Rotten! ran for 708 performances at the St. James Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, it starred Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, Heidi Blickenstaff, John Cariani, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders and Brooks Ashmanskas.

Broadway Rewind: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Takes Flight on Broadway in 2012 VideoBroadway Rewind: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Takes Flight on Broadway in 2012
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2020

Today we flashback to 2012, when Peter and the Starcatcher arrived on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it played for 319 performances. Based on the 2004 novel Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, the play was adapted for the stage by Rick Elice.

Broadway Rewind: FALSETTOS Sings Out on Broadway in 2016! VideoBroadway Rewind: FALSETTOS Sings Out on Broadway in 2016!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2020

Today we rewind to 2016 for the first revival of Falsettos, which starred Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz and Betsy Wolfe. The musical, written by William Finn and James Lapine, played for 84 performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre and was nominated for five Tony Awards. 

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Put on a Radio City Chanukah Spectacular VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Put on a Radio City Chanukah Spectacular at BC/EFA's Red Bucket Follies!
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019

Borle, Groff, Warren and Watts also announced the judges' picks for best onstage presentations. Off-Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof - in Yiddish took top honors. In its number, the company added some chutzpah to the holiday season with the 'Radio City Chanukah Spectacular.' The keenly tuned parody, complete with Chanukah Harry, a dancing camel and a dreidel-infused Nutcracker, culminated in the glittering arrival of the high-kicking Menorah-kettes. Watch the full performance below!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of CHICAGO Ask 'What Would Fosse Do?' at BC/EFA's Red Bucket Fo VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of CHICAGO Ask 'What Would Fosse Do?' at BC/EFA's Red Bucket Follies
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2019

Six weeks of enthusiastic fundraising erupted into two extraordinary performances of lighthearted parodies, inspiring calls-to-action and exceptional dance earlier this week at Red Bucket Follies. The show, which was performed December 9 and 10, 2019, celebrated the 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies that participated in fall fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.


Christian Borle Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Christian Borle been in?
Christian Borle has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Christian Borle been in?
Christian Borle has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Christian Borle been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Falsettos , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Falsettos , Best Featured Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Something Rotten! , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Something Rotten! , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Something Rotten! , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Something Rotten! , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Something Rotten! , Best Featured Actor in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Peter and the Starcatcher , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Peter and the Starcatcher , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Peter and the Starcatcher , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter and the Starcatcher , Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Peter and the Starcatcher Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Legally Blonde and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Legally Blonde The Musical .

What awards has Christian Borle won?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors, Best Featured Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Something Rotten!, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Something Rotten!, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Something Rotten!, Best Featured Actor in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Peter and the Starcatcher Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Peter and the Starcatcher and Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Peter and the Starcatcher.

What is Christian Borle next theatre project?
Christian Borle's next show will be Some Like It Hot which opens on 12/11/2022 on Broadway.