First Christian Borle Gets Serious. Then He’ll Be Wonka.

OCTOBER 6, 2016

In this feature from The New York Times, Alexis Soloski speaks to Christian Borle about how he'll be pulling double duty in two of this season's most anticipated Broadway shows: this fall he'll appear in Falsettos, and this spring he'll lead the cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The actor Christian Borle needs to apologize to his neighbors.

The sound of weeping that bleeds from his apartment most weekends may be troubling some of the other residents. “My neighbors are, I think, confused by what I’m going through in life,” he said.

Mr. Borle, 43, is going through rehearsals and previews for the revival of Falsettos, the 1992 sung-through musical by William Finn and James Lapine that opens on Oct. 27 at the Walter Kerr Theater on Broadway. Set among neurotic New York Jews, this tale of love, desire and baseball combines the one-act musicals Falsettoland and March of the Falsettos. Mr. Borle plays Marvin, an Upper West Sider who has left his wife and adolescent son for his male lover, Whizzer... READ MORE

Photograph by Michael Kirby Smith for The New York Times

Author: ALEXIS SOLOSKI

TAGS: FALSETTOS, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, BROADWAY, CHRISTIAN BORLE, ANDREW RANNELLS, STEPHANIE J. BLOCK