"Anselmo's songs tap into the
American folk tradition"
- All Edinburgh Theatre, reviewing Atlantic
Chris is a first-generation American songwriter & playwright.
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.
He currently serves as associate to
Jeanine Tesori on her projects,
most recently the Tony Award-winning Kimberly Akimbo, and Pulitzer finalist Soft Power.
He is a proud member of ASCAP, the Dramatists Guild, and the BMI Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theatre Writing Workshop.
His musicals include the New York Times Critic's Pick adaptation of the best-selling children's series The Pout-Pout Fish (New Victory), Fable (NYMF), and Atlantic: America & The Great War, a commission from the American Musical Theatre Project and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival.