As a Music Director and performer, Cris has spent the last twenty years deep in the Music and Theater Performance scene, working full-time as a Teacher/Artist.
A proud member of NATS, Cris has had the privilege to work on numerous shows (either in the pit, on-stage, or in development) with many Tony-award-winning and nominated artists, such as:
Directors: Jack O’Brien, Des MacAnuff, Christopher Ashley, Alex Timbers, Stafford Arima, Jeff Calhoun, Joseph Hardy, Seret Scott and Ken Page.
Composers: Andrew Lippa, Mark Bennett, Michael Friedman, and Todd Almond. Conductors: Marvin Hamlisch, John McDaniel, Jim Vukovich, Eric Stern, Bob Walters, & Graeme Bird.
Cris has played for special events with Broadway performers such as:
Jesse Tyler Fergusen, Rick Faugno, Chad Kimball, Nancy Anderson, Kate Baldwin, Christian Hoff, and Cady Huffman.
He has prepared students for National Tour auditions, College Entrance and Scholarship auditions, The Ben Vereen Awards (formerly The Globe Honors), adjudicated NATS competitions, and Music-directed charity galas, Children’s Theater camps, and private soirees for some of the most substantial organizational sponsors in Southern California.
When not on-stage or in-studio, Cris also works into the wee hours in his home studio as a commercial voice-over artist. and is a proud papa to his nine-year-old daughter who is following closely in his performer footsteps.