Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US as Christian Dominique Borle, he is an American actor and singer, best known for his many theatre performances and for his role in Smash (2012). His father Andre Bernard Borle was a professor of physiology at the University of Pittsburgh. He went to Shady Side Academy, where he auditioned for a school play, which got him interested in acting. In 1995 he graduated the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University, after which he moved to New York City, where his first job was acting as an elf at Macy's Santaland. His early jobs included the German production of "The Who's Tommy", the 1996 national tour of "West Side Story", and the first national tour of "Footloose". In 2000 he debuted on Broadway as an ensemble member in "Jesus Christ Superstar". In 2004, he was a member of the original Broadway Cast of "Monty Python's Spamalot", for which he earned a Drama Desk Award nomination as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and a Broadway Audience Award for Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical. Three years later he starred as Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde: The Musical (2007), a role for which he received his first Tony Awards nomination, and a year after that he won his first Tony for his role as Black Stache in "Peter and the Starcatcher". From 2012 to 2013 he played one of the main characters in the TV series Smash (2012). In 2015 he won another Tony Award for his role as Shakespeare in "Something Rotten!". He continues to appear in musical theatre productions, such as " Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "Little Shop of Horrors", and "Into the Woods". He was married to Sutton Foster from 2006 to 2009.
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