Tony winner and Smash star Christian Borle has a new TV role lined up. No, not Captain Hook in NBC’s Peter Pan (we're still waiting for that announcement). The Broadway favorite will appear in a recurring guest star role in the second season of Showtime’s Masters of Sex. According to Variety, Borle will play Frank (Francis) Masters, the brother of Michael Sheen's doctor character, William Masters.
Masters of Sex tells the story of two researchers of human sexuality in St. Louis, Missouri. The period drama series features many faces familiar to Broadway fans, including Tony nominees Annaleigh Ashford and Allison Janney, as well as Beau Bridges and Bullets Over Broadway’s Helene Yorke.
Borle's previous screen appearances include Smash and the highly-rated The Sound of Music Live!. He won a Tony for Peter and the Starcatcher and was nominated for his performance in Legally Blonde. Additional Broadway credits include Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spamalot and Footloose. He recently starred in the New York Philharmonic’s concert presentation of Sweeney Todd.