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RESUME

CHRIS COFFEY

AEA

chris@chris-coffey.com

Height: 5’9”        Weight: 155 lbs.        Hair: Brown         Eyes: Hazel        Vocal Range: Tenor

REGIONAL THEATRE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*/** - In Repertory ; ± - Regional Premier

 

CABARET

COMMERCIAL/TELEVISION
 

TRAINING
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center – National Theater Institute

Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre – Manhattanville College

Acting: Brian McManamon, Jonathan Bernstein, Elizabeth Hess, Rachel Jett, Eric Mallett, Diana Canova, George Dvorsky (Master Class)

Shakespeare: Michael Cadman, Richard Digby Day (Master Class)

Voice: Mark Kaczmarczyk, Anne Tofflemire, Julio Agustin, Mark Cherry, Beverly Meyer

Voice&Speech: Julie Foh (Fitzmaurice), Jenn Burke (Dialect Coach & Fitzmaurice), Jan Nolte

Dance: Erin Lafferty (Musical Theater), Bonnie Walker (Tap/Jazz), Heather Cornell (Tap), Derrick Yanford (Jazz), Andrei Kisselev (Ballet), Val Pullman (Modern), Michelle Bach-Coulibaly (Modern/African)

MUSIC DIRECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Created 5-piece re-orchestration including Piano, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Bass, Percussion, and Guitars (cultivated

primarily from strings/double-reeds/horns).
** Reduced all three books to one and recorded tracks for tour. (Available by request!)

STAGE DIRECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREELANCE WORK

Teaching Artist (September 2010-Present)

  • Professional Regional Theater acting/educational outreach experience.

    • Program Director - Oddfellows Playhouse, CT (May 2017)

    • ​Education Associate - Redhouse Arts Center, NY (April 2014 - July 2016)
  •  Specialize in music, musical theater, Shakespeare, and contemporary acting.

Private Voice, Percussion, Guitar, and Piano Lessons (September 2006-Present)

  • Over 20 students across the NYC-Metro area.

  • Teach technique on the student’s respected instrument, as well as music theory and songwriting

Pit/Studio/Rehearsal Musician (March 2009-Present)

  • Orchestra member for multiple musical theater productions across the Tri-State area.

  • Specialize in Drums/Percussion, Bass, and Guitar.

SPECIAL SKILLS & AWARDS

SALT Award 2016 - Ensemble of the Year: Romeo & Juliet

Drums / Percussion (22 years), Bass (14 years), Guitar (12 years), Piano (5 years), Mandolin, Ukulele, Saxophones, Ability to learn any instrument; Music Direction, Finale (extremely proficient), Conducting, Composition, Arranging; Dialects: RP, Yorkshire, Dublin, Czech; Juggling, Black Belt (Tai Kwon Do), Weapons Training, Plate Spinning While Dancing, Cooking, Droznin Acrobatics/Movement, Ice Hockey (14 years), Beat Boxing, State of New York Driver’s License

Majestic Theater, MA: Ben Ashley

SpeakEasy Stage Co., MA: Paul Melone

The Secret Theatre, NYC: Alberto Bonilla

Redhouse Arts Center, NY:Stephen Svoboda

Redhouse Arts Center, NY: Stephen Svoboda

Redhouse Arts Center, NY: Stephen Svoboda

Redhouse Arts Center, NY: Stephen Svoboda

Tarrytown Music Hall, NY: Catie Davis

Redhouse Arts Center, NY: Stephen Svoboda

Redhouse Arts Center, NY: Stephen Svoboda

Redhouse Arts Center, NY: Stephen Svoboda

Redhouse Arts Center, NY: Stephen Svoboda

Redhouse Arts Center, NY: Stephen Svoboda

Westchester Sandbox, NY: Mike Mirra

Redhouse Arts Center, NY: Stephen Svoboda

Actors’ Conservatory Theatre, NY: Alene Wendt

Francis/Dance Captain

Svec

Messenger / Drums / Guitar

Petya Trofimov

Puck
Jack
Claudio / Verges
Narrator / Tommy
Jesus
Benvolio / Paris / Lady Cap / et al.

Curly

Harris / Parker / Narrator 3

Ernie Lally
Jack Stone
Frog

Yonkers

Forever Plaid

Once

Richard III

The Cherry Orchard

A Midsummer Night’s Dream*

Into The Woods*

Much Ado About Nothing

The Who’s ‘Tommy’

Godspell

Romeo and Juliet

The Penguin Tango ±

Gross Indecency: The Three... Wilde**

A Man of No Importance**

Reefer Madness

A Year with Frog and Toad

Gypsy

What the F*** Do We Do Up Here?

Writer & Performer

CNY Playhouse, NY: Peggy Mitchell

Visions FCU: Life's a Stage 1 & 2

"Crew" Member

2015-2016: ABC Creative Group

Shakespeare In Love

Gypsy

Winter Wonderettes

Cabaret

Another Circus History of Middletown

A Christmas Carol
Seussical
13: The Musical

Ragtime
Dreamgirls
Carousel
A Man of No Importance

The Color Purple

Tarzan**

The 25th Annual... Spelling Bee Into The Woods*
Big Fish

As You Like It

Music Director

Music Director/Conductor/Drums

Music Director/Conductor/Drums

Music Director/Conductor/Drums

Music Director/Bass
Music Director Conductor/AMD/Bass Conductor/AMD/Guitar II Conductor/AMD

Drums/AMD Percussion/Guitar/AMD

Guitar II/AMD/Actor Percussion/AMD

Drums/Percussion I&II/AMD AMD/Rehearsal Drummer AMD/Actor

Associate Music Director
Composer/Vocal Director

Connecticut Repertory Theatre/Vince Tycer Dir.

Castle Craig Players, CT/Ian Galligan Dir.

Castle Craig Players, CT/Ian Galligan Dir.

Phoenix Theater Co. CT/ Chris Ryan Dir.

Oddfellows Playhouse/Jason Leinwand Dir.

Oddfellows Playhouse/Kristen Palmer Dir.

Redhouse Arts Center/Patrick Burns MD

Redhouse Arts Center/Patrick Burns MD

Redhouse Arts Center/Patrick Burns MD

Redhouse Arts Center/Patrick Burns MD

Redhouse Arts Center/Patrick Burns MD

Redhouse Arts Center/Patrick Burns MD

Redhouse Arts Center/Patrick Burns MD

Redhouse Arts Center/Patrick Burns MD

Redhouse Arts Center/Patrick Burns MD

Redhouse Arts Center/Patrick Burns MD

Redhouse Arts Center/Patrick Burns MD

Manhattanville College/Zach Morris Dir.

Michael, Cleveland

Twelfth Night

9 to 5

The Lorax

An Ahrens & Flaherty Evening

Macbeth

The Little Mermaid

How I Learned to Drive (Educational) As You Like It

The Tempest

Director

Director

Director

Director

Director

Director

Director

Director

Composer/Asst. Director

Sound Design/Composer/Asst. Dir

New England Theater Conference

Oddfellows Playhouse, CT

Company 'N Tempo, CT

Oddfellows Playhouse, CT

Oddfellows Playhouse, CT

Redhouse Shakespeare Institute, NY

C.S. Driver Stage, Marcellus, NY

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, CT

Redhouse Arts Center, NY/Stephen Svoboda Dir.

Oddfellows Playhouse, CT