Meet the 2017 Tony Awards Nominees: Best Actor in a Musical
The Best Actor in a Musical category is filled with some truly heart-wrenching and heart-warming performances. Before the Tony Award winner is announced on June 11th, get to know these fantastic men!
Best Actor in a Musical
Meet Christian Borle
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Training: Carnegie Mellon University
Big Break: Making his Broadway debut in 1998 as an understudy in "Footloose," he was featured in "Jesus Christ Superstar" (2000), a replacement Jimmy in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (2003), and an original cast member of "Spamalot" (2005). His performance as Emmett Forrest in "Legally Blonde" (2005) though really solidified Christian as a Broadway leading man and earned him his first Tony Award nomination. He has gone on to win Tony Awards for his work in "Peter and the Starcatcher" (2012) and "Something Rotten" (2015). You may also recognize him from his work on the TV show "Smash."
Fun Fact: He once had a day job as an elf in Macy's Santland. His elf name was "Swifty the Elf."
Meet Josh Groban
Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Training: Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University for 4 months