Drama and Theatre Faculty Bios
Mr. Christopher Giordano
In the last twelve years, Chris has taught musical theatre, improv, audition technique, and acting classes, and directed over twenty-five educational theatre productions with organizations such as AMDA College and Conservatory and The New York Film Academy. He is a member of the Educational Theatre Association, where he has adjudicated and taught workshops at the New York Thespian Festival. As a professional in the theatre industry, Chris has experience in numerous positions as an actor, director, and producer. He produced and managed six Off-Broadway productions, including an annual festival of ten-minute musicals, in venues such as Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, The Signature Theatre, and others. For his work producing new short musicals, he was invited to adjudicate the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival, twice. In addition, he was the editor of an anthology book of ten-minute musicals and fostered a licensing deal for the collection.
As an actor, he has performed professionally in many regional and touring houses around the country. He performed in the national tours of Broadway Christmas Wonderland and The Berenstain Bears Live!, as well as the off-Broadway production of Pinkalicious: The Musical. Regionally, some of his favorite roles have been "The Baker" (Into the Woods), "Bobby" (Urinetown: The Musical), "Willy Wonka" (Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka), and "Leafy Coneybear" in (...Spelling Bee). He also performed in The Polar Express Train Ride, a site-specific production taking place on a commuter train produced by Rail Events and Warner Brothers. A SAG-AFTRA member since 2011, with experience in over sixty television & film projects as featured background, photo double, or stand-in.