The Young And The Restless soap icon Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael) had to to take a moment to gather himself after becoming overwhelmed by the love and support of Y&R fans.
LeBlanc is not only rocking new silver locks but also a new role after spending decades on Y&R. Let’s take a look at what the talented actor has to say as he appears in an off-broadway production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.
Y&R’s Christian LeBlanc ‘can’t talk long, ‘cause I’ll get emotional’
The Young And The Restless soap icon Christian Jules LeBlanc is not only a veteran on the small screen but also on the stage. The acclaimed actor is currently starring as Big Daddy in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at the Theatre at St Clement’s in New York City, with the show running until Sunday, August 14.
Before a recent 2pm matinee performance, Christian sat in his dressing room to reflect on the experience and pinpointed what he felt grateful for.
This led LeBlanc to make a nine-minute video to “thank the amazing amount of fans and supporters and viewers of Young & Restless.” He continued: “It just moves me so much and I can’t talk too long ’cause I’ll get emotional.”
LeBlanc had to pause to regather his thoughts as his voice cracked and he became emotional. He continued to list cast members and thanked those who had come out to see him, the “amazing crew” and his director.
The actor also gave fans an insight into what his dressing room looked like as we were taken on a tour of what is known as the third-oldest off-Broadway house, which is also an episcopal church.
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Co-star and good friend Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) attended one of the evening shows and sent her congratulations to Christian. Stafford shared “the first of many stellar reviews of @christianjleblanc‘s performance in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” on Instagram.
LeBlanc was also joined by The Bold And The Beautiful’s Alley Mills (Pam), who showed up at an evening show. “The amazing Alley Mills showed up at the 7pm show!” Christian shared on Instagram. “Happy, happy, joy, joy!”
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Appearing in the play has been a lifelong dream for LeBlanc as he revealed in an interview with Soaps.com: “It’s not an exaggeration to say this is something I’ve dreamed of doing my entire life. I mean, I’m getting to play one of the greatest roles ever written on a stage in New York City. That’s got to be every actor’s dream, I would think.”
Joining LeBlanc in the cast of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof are Alison Frazier as Big Mama, Sonoya Mizuno (Maggie) and Matt de Rogatis (Brick).