Chris is thrilled to return to MusicalFare to direct WEST SIDE STORY. An Artistic Associate at MusicalFare, he has directed PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, OLIVER!, HAIR, THE MUSIC MAN, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS, GYPSY, and PETER & THE STARCATCHER as well as the original work SAY HELLO! A MUSICAL PARODY OF SCARFACE. As a company member of BUA, Chris directed such shows as THE LARAMIE PROJECT and THE BAD SEED. He was honored with the Artie award for Outstanding Direction of a Play for both productions. Other area directing credits include INTO THE WOODS (Second Generation Theater), THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (New Phoenix Theater), ROBIN HOOD and CRASH (TOY) as well as A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at ICTC (Artie award - Outstanding Direction of a Musical). Chris is the recipient of four Artie Awards as well as two Best Of Buffalo awards from Buffalo Spree for both acting and directing. Chris also works as the drama teacher at Global Concepts Charter High School.