professional actor, Chris
has performed in regional theatre, summer
stock, national tours and Off-Broadway in New York. Most recently,
Chris performed as nephew Fred to film star John Astin's Scrooge
in the national tour of A CHRISTMAS
CAROL, and Remember Me? for 137
performances at Lake George Dinner
a musician, Chris has been performing concerts across the country
for all ages in all places - at colleges, festivals, libraries,
prisons, retirement centers and schools. For the past seven consecutive
years, Chris has won the Popular Panel Award from ASCAP for his
with students in schools. He has appeared on Garrison Keilor's PRAIRIE
HOME COMPANION, performed a number of TV and radio
and in thousands of cars across America, his family music and
story albums help the miles fly by.
an arts-in-education artist
in the schools for over 25 years, Chris has been in the vanguard
of arts advocacy and practice. A former panelist for the New York
State Council on the Arts in Arts in Education, Chris has presented
thousands of performances, concerts and workshops in schools across
the country. His theme-centered, curriculum-based artist residencies
in schools have become the model of arts integrated projects
for his many colleagues in the field.
an eager advocate
for the arts and arts in education, Chris was the Co-Founder and for
twelve years Editor of the arts in education newsletter, ARTISTS
WITH CLASS, and was the co-founder and original Co-Executive Director
of The Association of Teaching Artists (ATA).
He earned his BA in Theatre from
College and went on to an MFA in Acting at University of Minnesota.
Chris is a member of: Actors' Equity Association, The
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), New
York State Alliance for Arts Education (Vice President of the
Board of Directors), and the
Children's Music Network.
Chris and his
live on the shores of Keuka Lake
New York's Finger Lakes. Their three grown children, Ben,
and Sam, come home occasionally to swim and sail.