17 February 2010 8:19 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Victor Garber says the biggest challenge he's facing at the moment is not quite feeling up to snuff. "I have a touch of bronchitis to remind me of my mortality," he quips, noting it doesn't help a performance either. That aside, the most daunting task in doing a Noël Coward play is "just getting the words out and making them sound like you're actually saying them," asserts Garber, who is stretched out in his dressing-room chaise longue before a performance of the playwright's "Present Laughter." "Doing Coward is in many ways akin to doing Shakespeare," says the actor. "I'm not that smart. Few are. But you have to make it sound like you are that smart." It has also been more than a decade since Garber last appeared on Broadway, when he starred with Alan Alda and Alfred Molina in Yasmina Reza's "Art."But have no doubt: The Tony- »

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