“When we first started out and were talking, at one point I said to Scott, ‘What if the Beatles, after Sgt.Pepper’s, had done Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory?’” Shaiman says. “I think I’m Willy Wonka,” he confesses: On the stage, he tries out many formulas and feats of imagination, hoping to craft something out of the ordinary.

He worked as an elf at Macy's Santaland.[7]. The show closed on January 8, 2017, after 30 previews and 84 performances.

[22] He ended his run in the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher on June 30, 2012, to take a break before taping for Smash began in August 2012. [8][9][10] On a radio interview in 2010 it was confirmed that Borle and Foster had separated. IBDB (Internet Broadway Database) archive is the official database for Broadway theatre information. What is his face as these children subvert his expectations and misbehave in wilder ways than he could have imagined?” Borle is dressed in his rehearsalwear—jeans and a zip-up hoodie—but there’s something Wonka-like in the wave of his auburn hair and his whimsical inflection.

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In 2013 it became a London musical directed by Sam Mendes, with songs by Hairspray team Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and set a record for weekly box-office grosses in the West End. Hair: Campbell Young; Grooming: Luc Verschueren [16], On February 25, 2011, it was announced that Borle had joined Steven Spielberg's new NBC pilot Smash with Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston, Katharine McPhee, Brian d'Arcy James, and Megan Hilty.

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Borle was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Andre Bernard Borle (1930–2011),[2] a professor of physiology at the University of Pittsburgh.

He is a two-time Tony Award winner for his roles as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher and as William Shakespeare in Something Rotten!.

In Fall 2010/Winter 2011, Borle played the role of Prior Walter in Signature Theatre Company's 20th anniversary production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America. See more ideas about Christian borle, Musical theatre, Theatre kid.

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LIFE ON THE STAGE: CONVERSATION AND FILM Returns With Ron Howard in Virtual Conversation About FROST/NIXON, BWW Blog: Spooky Shows to Watch This Halloween. [14] He played Bert in the Broadway production of Mary Poppins, replacing Adam Fiorentino in the role on October 12, 2009[15] and then left the cast July 15, 2010. As they all scramble to push forward, one of the show's players finds Brooklyn natives Jimmy Collins (Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan, "Newsies") and Kyle Bishop (Andy Mientus, "Carrie: The Musical") toiling away on a current-day rock musical of their own, which could either become "Bombshell"'s biggest rival, or yet one more Broadway false start.

[11], Borle performed in Monty Python's Spamalot, in which he originated a number of roles, including Prince Herbert and the Historian. The latest fashion news, beauty coverage, celebrity style, fashion week updates, culture reviews, and videos on Vogue.com. 84 Likes, 1 Comments - ♛ falsettoland ♕ (@in.trousers) on Instagram: “◈ i find that very offensive and im gonna have to ask you to watch your tone {whizzer brown} ◈ - -…”. [37] The show ran from August 18–27, 2017.

But, they are all about to learn even a charmed show cannot avoid paying for sins of the past. This spring’s New York production, directed by the Broadway veteran Jack O’Brien, is a ground-up reimagining, complete with new songs, a modified script, and, as envisioned by its star, Christian Borle, a more humanized idea of the candy-making genius. [30][31] Borle was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance.

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He is a two-time Tony Award winner for his roles as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher and as William Shakespeare in Something Rotten!.

“Things change within it.”, The first act of the play, which takes us around the town, is colored, literally, by Wonka’s signature hue: “round, concentric—almost a vortex of purple,” Thompson says. [32], On May 9, 2016, it was announced that Borle would play Willy Wonka in the Broadway production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, which opened on March 23, 2017.

Four are deeply frightful. His performance earned him a 2005 Drama Desk Award nomination as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and a Broadway.com Audience Award as Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical.

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and One Man, Two Guvnors, among others. Borle made his Broadway debut in 1998, understudying the role of Willard J. Hewitt in the stage adaptation of the film Footloose. Will actress Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty, "9 to 5: The Musical") bounce back from the shame of losing the lead role to rival Karen and bedding her fiance in retaliation? His turn as Shakespeare in Something Rotten! [25], He won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Something Rotten!,[26] playing the role of William Shakespeare, which opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre on March 23, 2015 in previews and officially on April 22, 2015. Performer.

“If it’s really good chocolate, it’s unforgettable.”, In this story: Darling and Mr. Smee in the live TV production of Peter Pan Live!, which aired on NBC on December 4, 2014. [27] Borle provided the voice of Mr. Bungee on the cast recording of Encores! “He has been alone with chocolate and Oompa Loompas for the last 20 years, after having been betrayed by people who he thought were his friends and co-workers,” Borle explains one afternoon during a break in rehearsal on Forty-second Street. [33] A cast album was announced March 21, 2017. See more ideas about Christian borle, Musicals, Musical theatre.

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The Wonka suit during his lonely work around the factory is a subdued version of the vivid showman’s costume he wears later on; at other times, he drifts about invisibly, like the duke in Measure for Measure, says Mark Thompson, who designed the sets and costumes in London and New York.

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It’s actually full of hope.” The show’s creators and O’Brien came to see Charlie as a uniquely American story that could buoy this uneasy moment.

It’s not disturbing, like the others have been.

[34] The show played its final performance January 14, 2018. Christian Borle stars as Roald Dahl’s legendary candy man in Jack O’Brien’s new production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Borle appeared in a 2003 advertisement for California-based online auction company eBay.

[41], Borle started dating actress Sutton Foster in college,[42] and married her on September 18, 2006.

Christian Borle is a two-time Tony Award winner and has starred in a myriad of roles both on stage and screen.

“We land in this Magritte-like place of blue skies and clouds, because it’s cheerful now. [17] In May 2011, it was reported that NBC had picked up the show as a series for the 2011–2012 season.

Born: Oct 1, 1973 in Pittsburgh, PA; Roles (20) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2017) Opened Apr 23, 2017: as Willy Wonka (Original) Falsettos (2016) “We do it basically in one room—it’s like a sort of modern opera box, very plain,” Thompson says.

He married his co-star, actress Sutton Foster, who had played Millie, in September 2006. Also in 2003, he replaced Gavin Creel in the role of Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie. New York City Center Production, 2018, New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2011, Signature Theatre Company Production, 2010, Trailer for DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE, See Sarah Paulson in the Trailer for RUN on Hulu, Watch the Official Teaser for THE PROM on Netflix, Ethan Slater & Tom Kenny Chat About THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL on DVD, Phillipa Soo Talks About the All-Asian Cast of OVER THE MOON, Dolly Parton Talks About Her New Book SONGTELLER, Jason Alexander Talks MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Billy Porter Talks About The Power of a Star Entrance. Wake Up With BWW 10/1: FRASIER Cast Reunites on STARS IN THE HOUSE, and More! He is known for his roles in The Bounty Hunter (2010), Legally Blonde: The Musical (2007), Blackhat (2015), Smash (2012-2013), and many more. The second act, inside, “is bright blue, almost like a blue-screen box. "Smash" is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire - to be a "Smash."

Sittings Editor: Phyllis Posnick production of Me and My Girl, alongside former Mary Poppins co-star Laura Michelle Kelly. on July 16, 2016, to prepare for Falsettos, which opened in previews on September 29, 2016, and officially on October 27, 2016. But he says the New York production is striking for its pared-down set. "Smash" has welcomed an impressive array of guest stars, including Uma Thurman ("The Producers"), Nick Jonas ("Jonas") and Bernadette Peters ("Gypsy"), and the second season is no different.

“As we were doing fittings, I said, ‘I’d really like for him to be put together and actually quite elegant and veer away from any cartoonishness,’” Borle explains. Christian Borle is credited as Performer.