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The Surgeon's Files: The Prodigal Son Podcast (Episode 211 with Guest, Christian Borle)

The Surgeon's Files: The Prodigal Son Podcast

Welcome to The Surgeon’s Files: The Prodigal Son Podcast, your unofficially official Prodigal Son after-show podcast!  Cr: Phil Caruso/FOX Each week, The Surgeon’s Files: The Prodigal Son Podcast will break down the week’s episode of Prodigal Son and bring you interviews with the show’s cast and creatives! This week, Mike and Sheila deep dive into Episode 211, “You Can Run …”! Afterwards, stick around for our exclusive interview with Friar Pete himself, Christian Borle! Christian pulled back the lid on Friar Pete (pour one out for the murderous monk), his time on set filming Prodigal Son, and all things, Christian Borle! Do Not Miss This Interview!  1:32:06 – Time Code for Start of the Christian Borle Interview.  Announcement: If you love the music from Prodigal Son (and songs like it), check out our The Surgeon’s Files Spotify Playlist! Guest Bio: Christian Borle Source: littleshopnyc.com Christian Dominique Borle is a two-time Tony Award-winning actor and Broadway favorite, who was born on October 1, 1973 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended the city’s famed School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University, graduated in 1995, and moved to New York City. After appearing in a German production of The Who’s Tommy and a National Tour of West Side Story, Borle made his Broadway debut, appearing as Willard Hewitt in the 1998 Broadway adaptation of Footloose. He went on to join the ensembles of the 2000 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar and the short-lived 2002 musical Amour. His first starring role came as he assumed the role of Jimmy Smith from Gavin Creel in the Broadway premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2003. Next, he played several roles in Monty Python’s Spamalot, starred as Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde (earning his first Tony nomination in 2007) and took over as Bert in Mary Poppins in October 2009. In 2010, he starred as Prior Walter in the off-Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes and then as Black Stache in the New York Theatre Workshop production of Peter and the Starcatcher in 2011. The latter transferred to Broadway and resulted in Borle’s first Tony Award win in 2012. He returned to Broadway to originate the role of William Shakespeare in the musical comedy Something Rotten! in 2015, winning his second Tony, and went on to star as Marvin in the 2016 revival of beloved musical Falsettos. His performance as Marvin earned him his fourth Tony nomination, whilst he had already begun performances starring as Willy Wonka in the Broadway premiere of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory since March 28, 2017. He played his final performance in the Roald Dahl classic on January 14, 2018. Although primarily considered a stage actor, he has also squeezed in work on both the silver and small screen, most famously starring as Tom Levitt in NBC’s Broadway-centric TV series “Smash”. In addition, he also starred in NBC’s popular live televised musicals, portraying Max Detweiler in “The Sound of Music Live!” in 2013 and Mr. Smee and George Darling in “Peter Pan Live!” in 2014. Broadway: Something Rotten! (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award), Falsettos (Tony nomination), Legally Blonde (Tony nomination), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Amour, Footloose, Jesus Christ Superstar. Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd (PBS’ “Live at Lincoln Center”), Angels in America (Signature Theatre), Elegies: A Song Cycle (Lincoln Center) and On the Town, Little Me and Me and My Girl (City Center Encores!). Television: “Smash,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Younger,” “Masters of Sex,” “The Good Wife,” “Tangled: the Series,” Disney Junior’s “Lucky Duck,” “The Sound of Music Live!” and “Peter Pan Live!” Film: The Bounty Hunter, Michael Mann’s Blackhat. Directing: Popcorn Falls (Davenport Theater), Footloose (The MUNY). Playwriting: Hammered: A Thor & Loki Play (Go to https://marvelspotlightplays.com). (Bio Source: www.newyorktheatreguide.com) WATCH PRODIGAL SON: Prodigal Son MORE IN THIS PODCAST SERIES 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 FOLLOW THE HOSTS: Sheila | Mike ### Credits: Music: “Epic Dark Hollywood Trailer” by Jon Wright, licensed by Pod Clubhouse. This podcast was recorded in Pod Clubhouse Studios and edited by Caroline Daley and assembled by Michael Caputo. The post The Surgeon’s Files: The Prodigal Son Podcast (Episode 211 with Guest, Christian Borle) appeared first on Pod Clubhouse.

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5 May 2021

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Christian Borle

Mezzanine Magic with Mads and Mags

Come join us as we discuss one of Broadway’s biggest stars, the two time Tony award winner Christian Borle! From relationship drama to dream-casting we’ve got you covered!


9 Sep 2020

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Michael Mayer, Christian Borle & Jonathan Groff

The OutCast Presented by Outfest

It’s all about theater on this episode of The OutCast Presented by Outfest, when host David Kittredge has an in-depth chat with acclaimed director Michael Mayer and actors Christian Borle and Jonathan Groff about their 2020 production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Mayer’s SPRING AWAKENING and THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Borle’s roles from FALSETTOS to the TV show SMASH, and Groff’s roles from FROZEN to HAMILTON— and why they all love working together so much. From the future of theater post-pandemic, to the very specific patch Groff had to wear for a sex scene in the TV series LOOKING, it’s a wild and fun ride!


25 Aug 2020

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Episode 4: Hairspray, Zac Efron, and MORE Christian Borle

Curtain Call

This week, Camryn and Jennafer rank their top 5 movie musicals!


22 Aug 2020

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Episode 3: Bachelor Nation Takes Broadway, Pride and Prejudice: The Musical, and Christian Borle

Curtain Call

In this episode Camryn and Jennafer cover their niche fandom: A Bachelor Nation-Broadway crossover!


12 Aug 2020

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#Collaboration with Michael Mayer, Christian Borle, and Jonathan Groff


In this episode, the artists of Westside Theatre's revival of Little Shop of Horrors look back on their eventful creative journey together. Director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Thoroughly Modern Millie, A View from the Bridge), actor Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher, Smash, Something Rotten!), and actor Jonathan Groff (Hamilton, Frozen, Looking) deep dive into their long history of working with each other across theater and film. #COLLABORATION, The Drama League's new series of conversations that provide a window into the partnership process between a director and a playwright, designer, producer, or actor. In each episode, artists will discuss their journey together on a project and their relationship as collaborators. The process of creating art is revealed in these intimate, surprising, and wide-ranging conversations with award-winning collaborators from around the world. The artists in this video have donated their time and fees to help provide much-needed aid, relief, and programs for stage directors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help! Donate here: dramaleague.org/ghostlight If you're a director needing assistance, visit our COVID-19 resources and emergency relief programs here: dramaleague.org/covidresources/covid19resources Learn more about Little Shop of Horrors: https://www.littleshopnyc.com/ Learn more about Michael Mayer: https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-cast-staff/michael-mayer-15595 Learn more about Christian Borle:https://www.broadwayworld.com/people/Christian-Borle/ Learn more about Jonathan Groff:https://www.broadwayworld.com/people/Jonathan-Groff/ Watch the interview on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/422921385/b10b4d1cbf Learn more about The Drama League: dramaleague.org/ Video Editing Services provided by @catalinmedia


27 May 2020

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Ep4 - Christian Borle, you'll be amazed just how far he'll go

Josh Swallows Broadway

Christian Borle is a two-time Tony Award winner for his roles as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher and as William Shakespeare in Something Rotten!. Borle originated the role of Emmett in Legally Blonde on Broadway, starred as Tom Levitt on the NBC musical-drama television series Smash, and starred as Marvin in the 2016 Broadway revival of Falsettos.Josh has a special surprise for him at the end of the episode... someone really important to Christian came out of the closet. Literally. twitter: @JoshLamonInstagram: @Josh.LamonProduced by Alan Seales and Dori Berinstein.A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


8 Aug 2019

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97: Christian Borle on his career and directing turn on "Footloose' at The Muny

Break a Leg

Deborah Sharn talks with Tony Award winning performer Christian Borle about his career and his turn as director for the musical “Footloose” at The Muny this summer in St. Louis.


14 Jun 2019

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10/4/18 - Tom Souhrada, Adam Heller and a Surprise Visit from POPCORN FALLS Director Christian Borle

#LIVEatFIVE: a daily Broadway podcast

Tom Souhrada and Adam Heller star in Popcorn Falls off-Broadway, directed by Tony winner Christian Borle who made a surprise appearance! Borle has won two Tony Awards for his performances in SOMETHING ROTTEN! and PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER. He has also appeared on Broadway in FALSETTOS, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, SPAMALOT, MARY POPPINS and more! Souhrada has previously appeared on Broadway in Mary Poppins and toured the country in the touring productions of The Boy Friend, Mary Poppins and Kinky Boots. Heller's Broadway credits include It Shoulda Been You, Elf, Victor/Victoria, Les Misérables and more. Follow the show on social media at @popcorn_falls.Hosted by Beth Stevens, Paul Wontorek and Caitlin Moynihan.


4 Oct 2018

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Episode 4 - Tony Award winner Christian Borle

Broadway Teachers Podcast

Go behind the scenes on Broadway with Tony Award winning leading man Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher, Something Rotten, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Falsettos, Legally Blonde, Smash)

12 Dec 2017