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Photo Credit: Sarah Block Photography
In the last twelve years, Chris has taught musical theatre, improv, audition technique, and acting classes, as well as directed over twenty-five educational theatre productions with organizations such as AMDA College and Conservatory, Inside Broadway, The New York Film Academy, TexARTS, AMDA's High School Summer Conservatory and GAP Program (as lead teacher of both for Acting), 92nd Street Y, Kidville, Brooklyn Acting Lab, Play Group Theatre, KJK Productions, Camp Broadway, The Boys and Girls Club, the Putney School Summer Program, and others. He was previously Managing Director for Brooklyn Acting Lab, responsible for creating curricula, policies, and procedures for classes, teaching artists, and the organization. He is a member of the Educational Theatre Association, where he has adjudicated and taught workshops at the New York Thespian Festival. He also volunteered at the New York City Arts In Education Roundtable's Teaching Artist Affairs Committee for two years.
As a professional in the theatre industry, Chris has experience in numerous positions as an actor, director, and producer. He was the Producing Director of a non-profit theatre company in Manhattan for three years where he produced and managed six Off-Broadway productions, including an annual festival of ten-minute musicals, in venues such as Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, The Signature Theatre, and West End Theater. For his work producing new short musicals, he was invited to adjudicate the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival, twice. In addition, he was the editor of an anthology book of ten-minute musicals and fostered a licensing deal for the collection with Music Theatre International.
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As an actor, he has performed professionally in many regional and touring houses around the country. He performed in the national tours of Broadway Christmas Wonderland and The Berenstain Bears Live!,
as well as the off-Broadway production of Pinkalicious: The Musical. Regionally, he has performed at
Gretna Theatre, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Weathervane Theater, La Comedia Dinner Theatre,
St. Bart's Players, Broadway On Tour, Duke's Eye Productions, Curtain Call, Inc., and Plaza Theatrical Productions. He also performed in The Polar Express Train Ride, a site-specific production taking place on a commuter train produced by Rail Events and Warner Brothers. A SAG-AFTRA member since 2011, with experience in over sixty television & film projects as featured background, photo double, or stand-in.
He directed Sean Patrick Murtagh in MARIO! A Salute to the Great Lanza (winner of the 2020 MAC award for Best New York Male Debut),
and directed two short plays for the Emerging Artist Theatre's New Work Series. Seeking other creative outlets, he co-wrote the jazz-influenced,
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. The New York Film Academy produced a music video of the song in 2018.
He currently resides in Westchester County, New York.
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