"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)
THE HAUNTED TRAIN (TFNC, Unmasked)
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.