Christopher Luverne Sieber (born February 18, 1969) 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. Sieber 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, Matilda and Shrek The Musical. He is a two-time Tony Award nominee for his work in Spamalot, and Shrek The Musical.
Christopher Sieber was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. His parents are Fred Sieber and Caron Sieber. He is the middle child of three. Mike Sieber his older brother was a swimmer and his younger brother Marc was in drama along side him. He 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, 2017.
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. They married on November 24, 2011, in New York City. 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 in the Stockholm section of Hardyston, New Jersey.
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 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. However, due to a hand injury sustained in rehearsals, he did not start performances until April 18.
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. Sieber has also guest-starred in Pushing Daisies, Sex and the City and The Good Wife.
|1996||The Boys in the Band||Donald||Lucille Lortel Theatre||Off-Broadway|
|1997||Triumph of Love||Agis||Royale Theatre||Broadway Debut|
|1998||Beauty and the Beast||Gaston||Palace Theatre|
|2002||Into the Woods||Rapunzel’s Prince/Wolf||Broadhurst Theatre|
|2003||Thoroughly Modern Millie||Trevor Graydon||Marquis Theatre|
|2004||Chicago||Billy Flynn||Richard Rodgers Theatre||Seiber has returned to Chicago four times since 2004|
|2005||Spamalot||Sir Dennis Galahad||Shubert Theatre||Sieber also played the role in London on the West End|
|2008||Shrek The Musical||Lord Farquaad||Broadway Theatre||Before in off-Broadway version in Seattle|
|2010||La Cage aux Folles||Georges||Longacre Theatre|
|2010||The Kid||Dan||Acorn Theatre||Off-Broadway|
|2011||La Cage aux Folles||Albin||Various||National Tour|
|2013||Pippin||Charles||Music Box Theatre|
|2014||Matilda the Musical||Miss Trunchbull||Shubert Theatre|
|2014||The Heart of Robin Hood||Pierre||American Repertory Theatre||Regional|
|2018||The Prom||Trent Oliver||Longacre Theatre|
Matilda the Musical
Awards and Nominations
|2005||Tony Award||Best Featured Actor in a Musical||Spamalot||Nominated|
|2009||Shrek: The Musical||Nominated|
|Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
|Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
|2012||Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Actor in a Musical||The Kid||Nominated|
- “Two-Time Tony Nominee Christopher Sieber Marries Kevin Burrows at Thanksgiving Day Wedding”. Broadway.com. November 25, 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
- “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.
- McPhee, Ryan (18 April 2014). “Maggots Beware! Christopher Sieber (Finally) Steps Into Matilda as Miss Trunchbull”. Broadway.com. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
- Franklin, Garth (2007-05-14). “NBC’s Fall 2007 TV Schedule”. DarkHorizons.com. Retrieved 2007-09-11
- Stockwell, Anne (2003-10-14). “New stage for an out actor”. The Advocate. Archived from the original on 2006-01-04. Retrieved 2007-09-11
- 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.
- Staff. “Artist activists will come together to support county Democrats”, New Jersey Herald, May 7, 2017. Accessed January 13, 2018. “Billeisen, who will emcee the evening, will be joined by Seth Danner and Christopher Sieber, Stockholm resident and two-time Tony nominee for Monty Python’s Spamalot and Shrek The Musical, along with other contributing performers.”
- Genevieve Rafter Keddy (4 December 2010). “Photo Coverage: The Songs of Scot Alan at Barnes & Noble”. BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2011-04-07.