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BIO

"As a theatrical artist, Chris is complete in skill and organization, while maintaining spontaneity in the rehearsal room. Chris is always prepared and ready to problem solve quickly with a calm, collected energy and expresses gratitude to his teams"

Shelley Cooper - "La Davina"/Augustana College

Chris Coffey is an actor-musician, music director, educator, and theater maker from New Jersey whose work has been seen and heard on stages, screens, and headphones from New York to Alaska.
Favorite acting credits include the Boston premiere of Once (Svec) at SpeakEasy Stage Company, Forever Plaid (Francis/Dance Captain) at the Majestic Theater (MA), Into The Woods (Jack) and A Midsummer Nights Dream (Puck) in repertory, as well as a 6-actor Romeo & Juliet (Benvolio/Paris/Lady Cap., et al) at Redhouse Arts Center - the latter of which earned him and his cast a SALT (Syracuse Area Live Theater) Award for Ensemble of the Year. He can also be seen in the upcoming VR video game, Gatekeeper/Trolls.
Select music directing & conducting credits include Shakespeare In LoveLittle Shop of Horrors, and It's A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play (for which he also composed & performed the music) at UConn's Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Lizzie: The Musical at Mount Holyoke College, Into The Woods at Sitka Fine Arts Camp,Working at Redhouse Arts Center, and many others. He also wrote the theme music for the Kingdom of Graph podcast. As a pit musician, he has played dozens of shows on drums, guitars, and electric bass, and his made-to-order performance tracks have been used by multiple theater companies.

Chris is an alumnus of the National Theater Institute and Manhattanville College, and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.

As a teaching artist and coach, Chris has provided private lessons on students' select instruments for over a decade, specializes in college audition prep for musical theater, acting, and vocal and instrumental music programs, and has taught for multiple professional theater companies. He also has vast experience working with at-risk youth and students with cognitive, physical, and other disabilities. Private coaching sessions primarily take place virtually and in his home in Connecticut. Click here to learn more.