Tony winner and Smash alum Christian Borle is returning to the Peacock Network. According to Deadline, Borle will star in NBC’s multi-camera comedy pilot Lifesaver.
Penned by Wil Calhoun, the odd couple comedy centers around two polar opposites. Borle will play Dr. Graham Permenter, a control freak whose life becomes inextricably linked with the maverick Leon, played by Jonathan Ryland, after Leon donates a kidney to him.
Borle, who recently appeared in the highly-rated The Sound of Music Live! for NBC, won a Tony for Peter and the Starcatcher and was nominated for a Tony for Legally Blonde. Additional Broadway credits include Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spamalot and Footloose. He will soon be seen in the New York Philharmonic's forthcoming presentation of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, starring Oscar winner Emma Thompson.