© 2019  by Chris Giordano

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Contact:   chrisgiordano@me.com

New York Based Artist

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Current Projects

Directing

Mario! A Salute to the Great Lanza

Nov. 19th, 2019 - The Green Room 42

Starring Sean Patrick Murtagh's in his last encore performance of his NYC Cabaret Debut.

 

Willy Wonka Jr. (Asst. Directing)

November 2019 - KJK Productions 

Teaching

AMDA College & Conservatory for the Performing Arts 

He's on the Acting Faculty at AMDA where he currently teaches the 4th semester students Audition Technique: Cold Readings, and Asst. Directs Drama Showcase

92nd St Y

He's returning for his third year teaching 5th grade Musical Theatre at PS 527.

Producing

SOUND BITES 7.0

April 22, 2020 - Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center

This will be his fourth year as Producer of this festival of 10-minute musicals.

 

Biography

Actor

Chris is originally from Orange County, California. His national tour credits include: Broadway Christmas Wonderland, The Berenstain Bears Live! Regional Theatre credits include: The Polar Express Train Ride with Rail Events,  It Shoulda Been You (Greg) at Gretna Theatre, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka (Willy Wonka) Plaza Theatrical Productions, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear) with St. Bart's Players, All Shook Up (Dennis) at La Comedia Dinner Theatre, Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka) at Westchester Broadway Theatre, Hair (Margaret Mead), Ragtime, Bye Bye Birdie, South Pacific at Weathervane Theater, The Wedding Singer, Seussical: The Musical (Horton), Disney's High School Musical (Ryan Evans). A proud SAG-AFTRA member, he's used stand-in and background work to get on set experience with numerous TV and film projects in NYC. He graduated from Pace University in 2012 with a BFA in Musical Theatre, BA in Theatre Arts Directing, and a Dance minor.

Director & Producer

He's the current Producing Director of Theatre Now New York. There, his producing credits include: We Have Apples, What's Your Wish?, & Kragtar: A American Monster Musical (West End Theater), SOUND BITES 4.0 & 5.0 (The Signature Theatre). SOUND BITES 6.0 at Merkin Hall. His directorial credits include: Bitter Sweet (The Emerging Artists Theatre), Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. (TexARTS), Seussical Jr. (Brooklyn Acting Lab), phat girls (Pace University). Assistant directorial credits: Into the Woods Jr, The Syringa Tree, and She Loves Me (Dir: Stephen Nachamie).

Teaching Artist

He's currently on the Acting  Faculty at AMDA and a member of the Educational Theatre Association. He has taught theatre classes with Inside Broadway, New York Film Academy's Musical Theatre Conservatory, TexARTS, AMDA's High School Summer Conservatory (Lead teacher of the Acting for the Stage Program), 92nd Street Y, Kidville, Brooklyn Acting Lab (former Managing Director), Camp Broadway, The Boys and Girls Club, the Putney School Summer Program, and Lifetime Arts. He's a current member of New York City Arts In Education Roundtable, serving on the teaching artist affairs committee, and he has his M.S.Ed. in Educational Theatre from The City College of New York.

Songwriter & Lyricist

As a lyricist, he's a member of BMI. He wrote the jazzy, musical theatre song, "Kristy's Lament (Another Awful Day with the MTA)” with composer Ryan Edward Wise, sung by Broadway's Kristy Cates, which is available on iTunes, Amazon, & Spotify. A music video of the song was produced by the New York Film Academy's Musical Theatre Conservatory. He's currently working on an adaptation on of a Christmas Carol, a TYA musical called The Last Leaf. 

 

Acting

Reviews:

“Chris Giordano is a likable comic nerd who sings well.”

                - Scott Cain, TalkInBroadway.com

“Chris Giordano (a perfect Fyedka), made{his] supporting role[s] count.”

 - Chip Deffaa, CabaretScenes.org​

“Giordano was perfectly cast as final couple, Jew & Gentile.”

                          - James F. Cotter, Times Herald Record

Chris_Giordano Theatre Resume (Jan '19).

"...I’m the enthusiastic underdog, who’s know it all spirit is both a blessing and curse."

 

Producing

The Cast of "Kragtar: An American Monster Musical"
 

Directing

 

Songwriting

KRISTY'S LAMENT

(Another Awful Day With the MTA)

Inspired by a Facebook status by Broadway's Kristy Cates

Graciously Produced by the New York Film Academy

Album cover design by Kenny Holcombe

After reading a Facebook status by Broadway actress, Kristy Cates, about her ride home after a performance, songwriter Chris Giordano was inspired to write this jazzy musical theatre song based on actual events. Showcasing Kristy Cates' powerful vocals, "Kristy's Lament" describes the events of a single ride on a subway train.

Our Character, "Kristy," complains about a late train on the subway platform. But once she enters the train, she encounters many walks of life. Letting this subway ride make her doubt her life choices in New York City.

Reviews:

"Chris Giordano has adapted Kristy's commute from hell into a fabulous musical number, with composer Ryan Edward Wise" - BroadwayWorld.com

"The song was written by Chris Giordano and Ryan Edward Wise. How amazing is this?" - New York Broadway Tours

The Music Video

 

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Press

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Songwriter - Kristy's Lament (Another Awful Day with the MTA)

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Producer - SOUND BITES 6.0

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Judge - at Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Actor - Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka with Plaza Theatrical Productions

Producer - SOUND BITES 5.0

Producer - We Have Apples, What's Your Wish?, & Kragtar: An American Monster Musical

Director - Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. at TexARTS

Producer - SOUND BITES 4.0

Actor - It Shoulda Been You at Gretna Theatre

Actor - Broadway Christmas Wonderland with Spirit Productions (National Tour)

Actor - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with St. Bart's Players at The Hudson Guild Theater

Actor - Chip Deffa's Theater Boys Cast Album

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Actor - Fiddler on the Roof at Westchester Broadway Theatre

 Intern - Seth Rudetsky's ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE

  • "ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Counting Blessings". Playbill.com. November. 30, 2009

  • "ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: House and Garden — and the Broadway Flea Market". Playbill.com. September 28, 2009

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Actor - Crossing Brooklyn at Pace University

 

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