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2014
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Christian Borle — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

Christian Borle

Show:
Peter and the Starcatcher

Role:

Black Stache, a filthy pirate (and the future Captain Hook) named for thick mustache, who is hell-bent on capturing a treasure chest of star stuff to aid in his sinister plan of ruling the world.

Bio Brief:

After a Broadway debut in Footloose, Borle appeared in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mary Poppins, Spamalot and Legally Blonde. He made a dramatic turn off-Broadway in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America and can currently been seen on NBC’s musical drama Smash.



Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a Play
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Funny Performance

—2011 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award

Tony History:
2007: Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Legally Blonde

Fun Fact:

Borle is a man of habit. Before every show the actor lights candles in his dressing room and stays grounded by calling his mother every night.

Quotable Quote:
“I was a comic book nut and grew up on Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Black Stache was this weird alchemy: I started doing the voice. Roger [Rees, co-director] and Rick [Elice, author] wanted to make him this pathetic guy, so the first idea I came up with is that he’s a sea captain who is seasick. His entrance is puking in a bucket, and after that, nothing can go right.” —Borle in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/12

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