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"A clever script that goes well beyond the simple rhyming adventures of the book."

- The New York Times, reviewing The Pout-Pout Fish

Chris is a first-generation American songwriter and playwriter.
He enjoys coffee, wool socks and animated films.

Also a first-generation college student,

he graduated from Northwestern University,

where he studied dramatic writing,

directed a few shows, performed in a few shows,

music directed and sang in an a cappella group

and wrote for the annual Waa-Mu Show.


Recipient of an ASCAP Emerging Composer Award.

He currently works as the Creative Projects Manager for Jeanine Tesori's studio, Siena Music.

His musicals include:

THE POUT-POUT FISH (New Victory/TWUSA; NYT Critic's Pick)

FABLE (2014 NYMF; twice-extended, sold-out run)


ECCLESIAZUSAE! (outdoor production with NU L&M). And ATLANTIC, a commission from the American Musical Theatre Project and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, which was performed at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival to stellar reviews.


Currently developing DISCOVERY OF FIRE, a technology musical incorporating aspects of augmented and virtual reality; and FOUNTAIN, a new musical adventure.

He is a proud member of ASCAP, the Dramatists Guild, and the BMI Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theatre Writing Workshop.


Oct 14, 2019

New York Times Review for "The Pout-Pout Fish!"

New Victory/TWUSA production of "The Pout-Pout Fish" named New York Time's Critics Pick.

Dec 07, 2017

FOUNTAIN to be developed with New Victory Theater

The New Victory Theater, a leading presenter of Theater for Young Audiences, announces the 2017-18 New Victory LabWorks Artists, NYC-based artists pursuing the creation of bold and exciting performing arts for family audiences.

Nov 27, 2017

Joe's Pub Debut!

I'm excited to announce that I'll be making my Joe's Pub concert debut as part of Musical Theatre Factory's 2017-18 season.

Aug 25, 2017

The reviews are in! ATLANTIC is a hit at the Edinburgh Festival!

Feb 10, 2017

I am happy to announce that I will be traveling across the Atlantic to work on a commission for American Musical Theatre Project and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for a production at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Two new musicals, one written by a Scottish team and one by an American team, will be performed in rep, with the goal of confronting the issues in and creating a dialogue between our respective countries.

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