I've Got Your Number: Christian Borle Takes on Multiple Roles in Encores! Little Me

By Carey Purcell
03 Feb 2014

Since the musical's 1962 premiere, the idea of fame — one of the dominant themes in Little Me — has changed greatly, in part due to the internet and social meda, which are two aspects of stardom that Borle said he chooses to "opt out" of.

"I think it's a tidal wave that, now, at this point, it's useless to resist," he said. "I think it's up to each person to decide for themselves how they want to engage in this culture that we're in right now. In that way, I've decided to opt out of social media, because I like my privacy." 

After Little Me concludes its run at City Center, Borle will take on a significantly different role — just one — playing Pirelli in the New York Philharmonic presentation of Sweeney Todd.

"I can't believe that's happening," he said of performing in what has been his favorite musical since seventh grade. "I just can't believe it. To be able to sing that music is a great honor, and I think it's going to be fun."

And what's next for the self-proclaimed chameleon, who, in just two months, has gone from singing "The Lonely Goatherd" in The Sound of Music to "Boom Boom" at City Center, and will soon follow up with "The Contest" in Sweeney Todd?

"I love musicals," he said. "I always hope people will let me play around in that world. I'd love to work on some new stuff, too."