|Born||Christopher Luverne Sieber
February 18, 1969
St. Paul, Minnesota
|Spouse(s)||Kevin Burrows (since 2011)|
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 (as Sir Dennis Galahad) and is a two-time Tony Award nominee.
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, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance. 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. As of January 2012, Sieber is starring opposite George Hamilton in the first national touring production of La Cage Aux Folles, this time playing Albin.
In early 2007, Sieber 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.
Sieber frequently attends shows in New York and teaches classes on drama and performance. He lives on an island on Lake Tamarack, New Jersey.
- Triumph of Love .... Agis
- Beauty and the Beast .... Gaston
- Thoroughly Modern Millie .... Trevor Graydon
- Chicago .... Billy Flynn
- Into the Woods .... Rapunzel's Prince/Wolf
- Spamalot (2005) .... Sir Dennis Galahad
- Shrek the Musical (2008–2010) ..... Lord Faarqaad
- The Boys in the Band
- The Kid (2011) .... Dan
- La Cage aux Folles (2011) ..... Georges
- La Cage aux Folles (2011) ..... Albin
- "What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up" by Scott Alan, singing the track Nothing More (2010)
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- Christopher Sieber at the Internet Broadway Database
- Christopher Sieber at the Internet Movie Database