Christopher Sieber

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Christopher Sieber
Born Christopher Luverne Sieber
(1969-02-18) February 18, 1969 (age 45)
St. Paul, Minnesota
Spouse(s) Kevin Burrows (since 2011)[1]

Christopher Sieber (born February 18, 1969 in St. Paul, Minnesota) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Kevin Burke in Two of a Kind starring Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen and Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical. Christopher studied acting and musical comedy at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Sieber has appeared in Broadway musicals, including Into the Woods, Monty Python's Spamalot and Shrek The Musical. He is a two-time Tony Award nominee for his work in Spamalot and Shrek The Musical.

Early life[edit]

Christopher is a 1988 graduate of Forest Lake Area High School in Forest Lake, Minnesota, and he was inducted into the Forest Lake Schools Hall of Fame in June, 2011.

Stage[edit]

Sieber made his Broadway debut as Agis in the musical Triumph of Love with Betty Buckley and F. Murray Abraham. Following this role, he appeared as a replacement in the roles of Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Billy Flynn in Chicago. Sieber played the role of Rapunzel's Prince and shared the role of the Wolf with Gregg Edelman in the revival of Into the Woods in 2002.

In March 2005, Sieber originated the role of Sir Dennis Galahad in the Broadway musical Monty Python's Spamalot. Sieber was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for this role. After leaving the musical in July 2006, he made his London debut in the same role in October 2006, before leaving in early 2007. On June 1, 2007, Sieber sang tenor in the world premiere of Eric Idle's Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) in Toronto. On January 18, 2008, Sieber returned to Broadway to resume his role as Sir Dennis Galahad in Monty Python's Spamalot.

One of his most notable roles was Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical which opened on Broadway on December 14, 2008, after an out-of-town tryout in Seattle. For this role Sieber was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical,[2] an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical,[3] the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical,[4] and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance.[5] He played his final performance in this role January 3, 2010, when the Broadway production closed.

On March 11, 2011, Sieber replaced Jeffrey Tambor as Georges in the Broadway production of La Cage Aux Folles opposite Harvey Fierstein. Tambor left the role due to hip problems after only one month.[6] In January 2012, Sieber starred opposite George Hamilton in the first national touring production of La Cage Aux Folles, this time playing Albin.

On January 31, 2014, it was announced that Sieber would be joining the company of Matilda the Musical on Broadway as Miss Trunchbull starting performances on March 18.[7] However, due to a hand injury sustained in rehearsals, he did not start performances until April 18.[8]

Sieber's off-Broadway credits include the revival of The Boys in the Band and Avow. He also appeared in the New York Philharmonic's production of Camelot.

Television[edit]

Sieber has starred in two television series: Two of a Kind with the Olsen twins and It's All Relative with John Benjamin Hickey and Harriet Sansom Harris. In early 2007, he was scheduled to film a pilot episode for an NBC comedy, Wildlife, playing an eccentric zoologist. The pilot did not make the final cut and was not picked up for the fall season.[9] Sieber has also guest-starred in Pushing Daisies, Sex and the City and The Good Wife.

Personal life[edit]

While It's All Relative was being produced, Sieber came out as gay and said that he was happily partnered to actor and chef Kevin Burrows.[10] They married on November 24, 2011, in New York City.[1]

Sieber is involved with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and has appeared in several of its Broadway Cares revues, among other events the charity produces. He teaches classes on drama and performance.

Sieber lives on an island on Lake Tamarack, New Jersey.[11]

Theatre[edit]

Broadway theatre[edit]

Source:[7][12]

National tours[edit]

Off-Broadway theatre[edit]

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Regional theater[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • "What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up" by Scott Alan, singing the track Nothing More (2010)[14]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Two-Time Tony Nominee Christopher Sieber Marries Kevin Burrows at Thanksgiving Day Wedding". Broadway.com. November 25, 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ Gans, Andrew and Jones, Kenneth (9 May 2009). "Nominations for 2009 Tony Awards Announced; Billy Elliot Earns 15 Nominations". Playbill (playbill.com). Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Billy Elliot and Shrek Top 2009 Outer Critics Circle Nominees". Broadway.com. 20 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "9 to 5, Shrek Lead 2009 Drama Desk Nominations". Broadway.com. 27 April 2009. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  5. ^ Gans, Andrew (21 April 2009). "75th Annual Drama League Award Nominees Announced". Playbill (Playbill.com). Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  6. ^ Gans, Andrew (11 March 2011). "Christopher Sieber Joins Harvey Fierstein in Broadway's La Cage aux Folles March 11". Playbill (playbill.com). Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  7. ^ a b "Get Naughty! Matt Harrington & Tony Nominee Christopher Sieber Join the Revolting Cast of Matilda". Broadway.com. Broadway.com. January 31, 2014. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ McPhee, Ryan (18 April 2014). "Maggots Beware! Christopher Sieber (Finally) Steps Into Matilda as Miss Trunchbull". Broadway.com. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Franklin, Garth (2007-05-14). "NBC's Fall 2007 TV Schedule". DarkHorizons.com. Retrieved 2007-09-11 
  10. ^ Stockwell, Anne (2003-10-14). "New stage for an out actor". The Advocate. Archived from the original on January 4, 2006. Retrieved 2007-09-11 
  11. ^ Green, Penelope (18 July 2004). "An Island in New Jersey: An Actor's Commute, and All that Jazz". New York Times (NYtimes.com). Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  12. ^ "Christopher Sieber" on IBDB.com
  13. ^ "Christopher Sierbe" on the Internet Off-Broadway Database
  14. ^ Genevieve Rafter Keddy (4 December 2010). "Photo Coverage: The Songs of Scot Alan at Barnes & Noble". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 

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