Christian Borle is an American actor who works primarily in musical theatre best known to television audiences for his starring role as composer Tom Levitt in the musical drama series Smash, from 2012-2013.
Borle is known for originating the role of Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde: The Musical and received Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations for his performance.
After making his Broadway debut in Footloose, Borle achieved blink-and-you'll-miss-him status in Jesus Christ Superstar and Amour before being given slightly more responsibility in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Mary Poppins.
In Monty Python's Spamalot, he originated a number of roles including Prince Herbert and Not Dead Fred, which earned him a Clarence Derwent Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination.
Borle has starred in a variety of off-Broadway productions, including the Signature Theatre Company's first New York revival of Angels in America and Elegies: A Song Cycle by William Finn at Lincoln Center.
His work in Peter and the Starcatcher at the New York Theater Workshop garnered him a Lucille Lortel Award and Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations.
In addition, Borle has starred in the national tour of West Side Story and the Offenbach, Germany production of The Who's Tommy. He has also appeared in regional theatre productions of Peter and the Starcatcher at the La Jolla Playhouse, Just So at the North Shore Theatre and The Three Musketeers at AMT of San Jose.
On the big screen, he appeared in The Bounty Hunter, which starred Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler.
Borle was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Carnegie Mellon University before moving to New York to make a living as an actor.