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New York Based Artist

BIO

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.