Meet the 2017 Tony Awards Nominees: Best Actor in a Musical

Best Actor in a Musical 2017 Tony Award Nominees

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

Christian Borle 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."

Josh Groban Best Actor in a Musical

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