© 2019 by Chris Coffey

chris@chris-coffey.com

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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 - Augustana College

Chris is an actor-musician and theater maker born and raised in New Jersey. As an actor, he has appeared in the Boston premiere of Once as Svec (SpeakEasy Stage Company), Forever Plaid as Frankie (The Majestic Theater, MA), Richard III (The Secret Theater), and more. He spent two and a half years in residence at Redhouse Arts Center in roles including Jack (Into the Woods) and Puck (A Midsummer Night's Dream) in repertory, Petya Trofimov (The Cherry Orchard), Jesus (Godspell), Claudio/Verges (Much Ado About Nothing), Benvolio/Paris/Lady Capulet (Romeo & Juliet) for which he shares a SALT Award with his five other cast mates (Ensemble of the Year), among many others. He also served as Redhouse's Resident Associate Music Director and composed music for select productions.

Select music directing and/or conducting credits include Shakespeare In Love at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Ragtime, Seussical, and 13 at Redhouse Arts Center, Gypsy and Winter Wonderettes at Castle Craig Players (CT), and the Middletown Children's Circus. He has also played drums & percussion for CRT's Nutmeg Summer Series under the artistic direction of Terrance Mann.

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 in his home in Connecticut. Click here to learn more.