Chris is an actor for stage and film, as well as a singer, musician, and voice-over artist. He is concurrently appearing in a web advertisement for Nestle's Carnation Condensed and Almond Milk, as well as the voice for a Regional TV ad for Howard Hanna, and a marketing video for Black Box IT Solutions. You can look forward to seeing him in two MTAP Incubator Readings this winter: in the Ensemble of Laurie Klatscher‘s Mary Anning: Princess of Paleontology (who sold seashells by the seashore) in December, and starring as Mikey in Jeanne Drennan’s Juiced! Chris will also be living his latin roots and playing the DJ (and all the male characters) in Prime Stage’s In the Time of the Butterflies this March (but shh, it’s still a secret).
Working in the Pittsburgh area, Chris most recently appeared in the sold-out run of Front Porch Theatricals' Grey Gardens. Chris also performed as the Old-Green Grasshopper in Cup-a-Jo Productions’ “junkyard production” of James and the Giant Peach. Chris has also worked with the Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh (MTAP) in their First Look Reading for Marissa Wexler’s brand new musical Complete. He also performed in the Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) with City Theatre, Tarzan with the Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, and as Lucius Andronicus in Titus Andronicus with Cup-a-Jo.
In NYC, Chris worked closely with This is Not a Theatre Company, performing in Readymade Cabaret, Versailles 2015, and 2017's Pool Play 2.0 (check out our New York Times review), all of which were written by Charles Mee (!) and Jessie Bear, and directed by Erin Mee. Chris also performed in the debut of the new musical Gilgamesh: A Musical Epic with music and lyrics by Ian Wehrle, book, lyrics, and direction by Peter Petkovsek. Chris Made his NYC Fringe debut in Samsun Knight's Vanishing Point in 2015. Chris also starred in the New York debut of Roast by Amanda Keating, and directed by Emma Weinstein.
Regionally, Chris played JD in Heathers: The Musical with The Ringwald Theatre outside Detroit; Henry in Next to Normal with the Senior Repertory Company of Ohio, and spent a summer with Weathervane Playhouse as Warner in Legally Blonde as well as various roles in the ensemble of Singin' in the Rain and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Chris also played Rosaline in Hudson Shakespeare Company's gender-swapped Love's Labour's Lost, as well as the title role in Arden of Faversham.
On screen, Chris starred in the feature length films Deliria (2013), The Chronicles of Deadlands (TBA), as well as the shorts Inked Lines (2014), Breath (2016), The Remnant (TBA). Chris also appeared in Before the 4th (2018), and Juniper and Lamplight (2018). Chris can also be seen in the web series Ask Bago (2015), and Love Short City (2018).
He is a graduate of Denison University, where he received the David Rounds Theatre Prize for his undergrad work in theatre, and is a proud alumnus of the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center.
When Chris isn't performing, he is climbing around on roofs for Spectrum Infrared Services, and failing to conceal he is a huge nerd.
Chris is represented by Docherty Talent Agency, an Equity Membership Candidate (EMC), and SAG Eligible.
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