Tony winner Christian Borle (‘Something Rotten’) on chasing mice, mocking Shakespeare (Video)

Asked whether he felt bad mocking William Shakespeare in the comedy musical “Something Rotten,” actor Christian Borle answered, “Not in the least, it seems to have done quite well.” Playing the Bard won him the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical; it’s his second victory in three nominations. He last won for his featured role in the play “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

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He also clarified a reference in his acceptance speech to chasing mice: “Roger Rees was my director in ‘Peter and the Starcatcher,’ and he knew that I was maybe a little ambitious trying to land every single joke and gag in that show, and his big note to me was, you don’t have to chase every mouse on stage. You can let a couple of them go. So it was just a note about restraint, which I wasn’t particularly good at at the time.”

Below, watch Borle’s complete press Q&A:

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