as William Shakespeare, Borle also starred as Tom Levitt on the NBC musical-drama series Smash.
Borle was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Andre Bernard Borle (1930–2011), a professor of physiology at the University of Pittsburgh. His love for Star Wars and drawing made him want to become a comic book artist when he grew up, but it was only when a friend convinced him to audition for a school play in his sophomore year that he began to develop an interest in acting. Borle attended the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University, graduating in 1995. After he graduated, he moved to New York City and “landed his first acting job — but it wasn’t exactly Broadway.
The musical is based on MGM’s 2001 film of the same name. He was featured in the Encores!on July 16, 2016, to prepare for Falsettos, which opened in previews on September 29, 2016, and officially on October 27, 2016. The show closed on January 8, 2017, after 30 previews and 84 performances. On May 9, 2016 it was announced that Borle will play Willy Wonka in the Broadway production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, which opens in March 2017. Borle also makes an appearance with his former wife Sutton Foster, in Gilmore Girls : A Year in the life.His musical talents were much appreciated in Episode 3 for the Star’s Hollow musical walking through history of the quirky small town.Borle appeared in a 2003 advertisement for California-based online auction company, e Bay.In the 30-second TV spot, Borle plays a store clerk who breaks into song and dance when asked about a product.He worked as an elf at Macy’s Santaland.” Borle made his Broadway debut in 1998, understudying the role of Willard in the stage adaptation of the film Footloose.He was featured in the 2000 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, and was the dance captain and understudy of several characters for the short-lived 2002 musical Amour.Christian Borle (born October 1, 1973)  is an American actor featured in several Broadway productions.A two-time Tony Award winner for his roles in Peter and the Starcatcher as Black Stache and Something Rotten!The two had “found Gilmore Girls together and became fans of the show long before there were talks of a revival.For both actors, being a part of the Stars Hollow world was a special experience because they already loved the show before they became involved with it.” Borle started dating actress Sutton Foster in college, and married her on September 18, 2006.