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"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 regional premiere of Bandstand (Johnny Simpson - Summer Lyric at Tulane), Angels In America (Louis - Redhouse), Boston premiere of Once (Svec - SpeakEasy Stage Co.), Forever Plaid (Francis/Dance Captain - Majestic Theater MA), and a 6-actor Romeo & Juliet (Benvolio/Paris/Lady Cap., et al) at Redhouse Arts Center 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 Love, Little 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, Mamma Mia and 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 and the American Federation of Musicians Local 802.
Chris is currently the musical theater voice faculty at Syracuse University's Tepper Semester in NYC, musical theater faculty and music director at Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Sitka, Alaska, and a teaching artist for Midori & Friends in NYC, as well as an instructor out of his own private studio. Chris has provided private lessons on students' select instruments for over fifteen years, specializes in college audition prep for musical theater, acting, and vocal and instrumental music programs, and has taught for multiple professional theater companies across the country. Private coaching sessions primarily take place virtually and throughout New York City. Click here to learn more.
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