But he did turn out to support fellow Legally Blonde alum Borle when Falsettos was revived in 2016.
Rupert originated the role of Marvin on Broadway in 1992.
He then returned to Roundabout in One The Twentieth Century opposite Kristin Chenoweth as Bruce Granit, yet another comedic role, and earned a second Tony nomination.
But it was his work in the musical adaptation of Groundhog Day that earned Karl award gold: He won the Olivier for his work as Phil Connors and a 2017 Tony nominations for his performance when the show transferred to Broadway.
A filmed version of the musical aired on MTV in October 2007, and a reality series Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods debuted the next summer, as the production sought out a leading lady to replace Bundy upon her exit.
Here’s a look at the achievements and work of the original cast since Legally Blonde closed: Laura Bell Bundy, Elle Woods Since Bundy’s days onstage as Elle Woods, the actor has kept busy.
Michael Rupert, Professor Callahan Rupert has been flying under the radar since departing Legally Blonde.
He performed in the Off-Broadway play 7th Monarch in 2012 and played Judge Pitkin in the 2014 Broadway revival of On The Town.
He has also appeared in the films Life of an Actress: The Musical and Ascent to Hell and has appeared on television in episodes of Elementary and Kevin Can Wait.
She then took to the smaller stage in Rooms: A Rock Romance Off-Broadway in 2009, before returning to the Main Stem as a performer in Sondheim on Sondheim in 2010.
Kritzer followed that up with a slew of Off-Broadway work, including NEWSical the Musical, Closer Than Ever at the York, The Memory Show, Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, Gigantic at the Vineyard, and The Robber Bridegroom at Roundabout.
In between, she replaced as Bea in the company of Broadway’s Something Rotten! Annaleigh Ashford, Margot Audiences first encountered the comedic genius of Ashford as the dim-witted Margot, but now she is an icon of Broadway.
She replaced as Jeanie in the most recent Broadway revival of Hair before taking on the role of Maureen in the Off-Broadway revival of Rent at New World Stages in 2011.
He starred as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher, for which he won his first Tony, followed by Shakespeare in the musical comedy Something Rotten! Last season, he originated two separate roles: Marvin in the revival of Falsettos and Willy Wonka in the stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, earning another Tony nomination for the former.