Chris created the five-time Tony-nominated musical “Rock Of Ages,” the 27th longest running show in Broadway history. Since its inception, “Rock Of Ages” has employed nearly 4,000 people with productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, 3 National Tours, the West End, as well as productions in Australia, Scandinavia, Toronto, Tokyo, Korea, Philippines, Mexico, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and a home at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Chris also co-wrote and executive produced the major motion picture adaptation of his musical starring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, and Catherine Zeta Jones.
Before that, Chris wrote and directed the feature film “Barry Munday,” starring Patrick Wilson, Judy Greer, Chloe Sevigny, Malcolm McDowell, Cybill Shepard, and Billy Dee Williams. “Barry Munday” was selected as a Spotlight Film for the 2010 South By Southwest Film Festival, as well as a selected film for the 2010 Edinburgh Film Festival in Scotland and the Newport Film Festival in California (winner of that yearʼs “Outstanding Filmmaking Award”).
Currently, Chris is directing the feature film “Always On My Mind” from his original script. The film stars Oscar nominees Nick Nolte, Glenn Close, and Laura Dern.
Meanwhile, Chris is developing musicals for the stage including... An adaptation of Martin Scorseseʼs “The King Of Comedy” for New Regency, Paul Mazurskyʼs “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” for Sony Theatrical, as well as an original jukebox musical using the catalog of Rock nʼ Roll Hall of Famers Hall & Oates.
Chris graduated from Michigan State University where he was presented with the “Outstanding Alumni Award” from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
Chris is currently repped by Creative Artists Agency.