Chris is a voice teacher, vocal coach, pianist, and casting consultant.
His clients include recording artists, music theatre performers, television and film actors. Students and former students are currently featured in many musicals in the West End, including Hamilton, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables. His students can also be seen on all main stages in Australia - recent shows that feature his students include The Book of Mormon, The Boy From Oz, A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder, Oklahoma, American Idiot, We Will Rock You, Beautiful, Rocky Horror, Dreamlover, Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys, Aladdin, Hello Dolly, Funny Girl, Brigadoon, Avenue Q, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Mamma Mia!
Chris was the spoken voice coach for The Word is God at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, and The Haunting at the Athanaeum in Melbourne. His pianist/keyboard credits include Matilda (Australia), Kinky Boots (Australia), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Singapore, UK) and The Dare (RDF Television) and as musical director, A…My Name is Alice (Young Vic, London), City of Angels (BGAC, London), They’re Playing Our Song (MC Showroom, Australia), Cinderella (Hertford Theatre, London). He was casting associate for Andrew Lloyd Weber’s ITV program Search for a Superstar, and recently consulted for the Australian premiere of a musical to be announced in 2019.
Chris served as Head of Singing & Music at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts London 2012-2015, and in the Music Theatre department at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne 2015-2018. He was on faculty as a spoken voice and singing teacher for the Guildford School of Acting, UK. He has served as guest faculty at The Royal Academy of Music (Vocal Workout), The Royal Scottish Conservatoire (Summer Program), Millennium Dance, De Acteerstudio (Netherlands), BK Vocal Studio (Slovenia), Wild Voices (Canberra) and Ballarat Arts Academy.
Chris trained as a singer and pianist in his native Australia, as an MT performer in Singapore, and further studied voice pedagogy in the UK, gaining an Masters degree in the Practice of Voice and Singing from the Guildford School of Acting. He is currently researching a PhD in voice pedagogy at the University of Melbourne.