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Chad Borden

Audiences will remember Chad from his Colony debut in  How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He played Bud Frump, the nepotistic boss's nephew (see photo below), and was nominated for a Theatre LA Ovation Award (Best Featured Actor in a Musical). Since then, Chad has played leading and  featured roles in The Laramie Project, The Clearing, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Man Who Came  To Dinner,Eastern Standard (which he also co-produced), and The Clearing. Chad also made his Colony directing debut with the Second Stage presenatino of A. . . My Name is Alice.

Most recently, Chad was thrilled to play Bobby in A Chorus Line for McCoy/Rigby Entertainment, directed and choreographed by Kay Cole (an original Broadway cast member of A Chorus Line). Also within the past year, Chad played the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz at South Bay CLO, Protean in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum also at South Bay CLO, and Frank Schultz in Showboat at Musical Theatre West.

Chad co-starred in the National Tour of The Duke Ellington Songbook with  Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., and he played Mordred in the U.S. and  Canadian tour of Camelot. He originated the role of Geoffrey in the World Premiere of Knight Life at Music Theatre of Santa Barbara, written by Rob Sternin and Prudence Frasier ("The Nanny"), music by Jeff Barry (Songwriters' Hall of Fame), and staged by Michael Michetti and Lee Martino. 

Chad played Frank Capra opposite Douglas Sills, Jane Krakowski, and Donna  McKechnie in the Reprise! production of Mack & Mabel.  Also with Reprise!, he  played the Merchant of Syracuse and understudied David Hyde Pierce in The Boys From Syracuse. Other L.A. area credits include leading roles in You're  a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera), Only a Kingdom  (Pasadena Playhouse), Cabaret (South Bay Civic Light Opera), Pippin (Burbank  Civic Light Opera), Oklahoma! (Cabrillo Music Theatre), and The Secret Rapture (The Venue) for which he garnered a Robby Award nomination (Best Supporting  Actor--Drama). 

Regionally, Chad has appeared as Dennis Sanders in the sold-out run of Smoke On The Mountain at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and again as Dennis Sanders in Sanders'  Family Christmas at Merrimack Repertory Theatre outside of Boston -- both  productions were directed by Alan Bailey, the original creator/director. Other regional credits include La Cage Aux Folles (Chicago's Marriott  Theatre), and Singin' In The Rain (Illinois' Theatre On The Square).

As a cabaret artist, he has performed his one-man show, Blame It On My Youth,  at The Cinegrill in Hollywood. 

His film credits include Letters From a Killer with Patrick Swayze, Looking for Someone, and Information Age. Television credits include Stanley on The Bold and Beautiful.

Chad is an honors graduate of Northwestern University.
 
 
 

5/2003