HUNGRY FOR SOME MUSICAL THEATRE?
It was my absolute pleasure to collaborate with amazing writers from all over the world and direct a season brought to life by 40 performers including Broadway legends and veterans such as Karen Mason, Constantine Maroulis, Telly Leung, Ann Harada, Alan H. Green, J.Elaine Marcos, Thom Sesma, Gabrielle Ruiz, Rick Negron, and more in an exciting new project with IndieWorks Theatre Company!
Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast is a short-form musical theatre program featuring a fully-produced “mini-musical” in every episode followed by a talkback with the creators!
Written by musical theatre writers from all across the globe and complete with lush orchestrations, captivating sound design, and top talent from Broadway, the West End, Hollywood and beyond, we’re bringing the best of the Broadway experience right to your phone!
Christopher currently serves as Resident Director of
IndieWorks Theatre Company & Bite-Sized Broadway
EDUCATION & TRAINING
SPECIAL SKILLS & TALENTS
*The Commuters or A Cautionary Tale About The Port Authority was voted Audience Favorite and was nominated for five awards including Best Musical, Best Actor, and Best Costume Design and won the awards for Best Director and Best Actress in the Riant Theatre's 2016 Strawberry Theatre Festival in NYC.
FILM & OTHER MEDIA
CABARETS & CONCERTS
SONGS FROM A HAT
DIRECT STATEMENTS ABOUT MY DIRECTING...
"Christopher's knowledge of music and story structure united with his experience as both a comedic and serious musical theatre actor helps him direct musicals with great pacing, delivery, and comedic timing while tackling the more penetrating, disquieting circumstances of the character’s journey as needed.
He knows how to create a world in which the actors and audience live together, thus achieving the highest possible aim: the communion that is theatre at its best. He is fully invested in supporting his actors, writers, and designers to be the best they can possibly be, and it is for this reason that he becomes his best."
Actress, Director, Artistic Director
Kimberly Vaughn Performance Studio
“Christopher is a kind, inclusive and inspirational director. An extremely talented actor himself, Christopher is an actors director. He knows how to guide folks in a warm and supportive way that brings out the very best in every player. He is a leader always, a teacher when called upon to instruct and a genuine friend to those he watches over. I'm eternally grateful to have been under his wing during the Off-Broadway premiere of A Giant Hoax.”
Artistic Director - Parrish & Co.
Actress - The Giant Hoax
"Being directed by Christopher is an actor’s dream. He is an actor himself, and so, while he communicates his visions clearly and passionately, he welcomes collaboration and open discussion."
Actress - Vanities, Dirty Little Ditties
"What sets Christopher apart as a director is not only his unique and creative visions for projects, but his passion and drive to achieve greatness, striving to ensure that every aspect of a production is the best it can be, and won’t rest until he’s certain that a project is something to be proud of for everyone involved."
Managing Director/Executive Producer
IndieWorks Theatre Company
"Chris is a delight to work with; a true collaborator with a clear vision and an enormous heart, he’s a dynamo of a producer and director! I delight in working with him on each production."
Creator/Producer - Bite-Sized Broadway Music Director/Arranger - The Giant Hoax
"Christopher is an organized, talented, and creative director who brings an actor’s empathy to the table, helping a cast build their performances and work cohesively toward the same vision. As a writer, I have always felt my work is safe in Christopher’s capable hands."
Composer/Lyricist - Saxe and the City
“I absolutely love working with Christopher as a director! His overall preparedness, creativity, enthusiasm, knowledge and respect for casting directors as well as for actors, adds up to a fulfilling professional experience for all involved!”
Casting Director - Helene Galek Casting
"Since 2014, Christopher has worked on my one woman show, The Wedding Warrior, in several capacities: producer, director, lighting/sound/graphic designer (and sometimes all at once!) He is a reliable, hardworking artist who puts his whole heart into everything he does, every time. I never worry when he’s helming the ship. Christopher is also an amazing writing advisor/dramaturg. He has helped me fine tune my scripts, outlines, and characters for submissions and for my podcast, all of which were successes due to his help.”
Writer/Performer - The Wedding Warrior
Host - Casey Takes Manhattan
"Christopher Michaels is one of the most focused and driven directors and producers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He is precise, detailed, and terrifically creative. I have always and will continue to always answer his calls to collaborate with enthusiasm and genuine excitement and curiosity for what he will dream up next!”
BRIAN CEDRIC JONES
Choreographer - The Commuters
“Christopher Michaels is a master at musical comedy, both as an actor and as a director of the stage. He brings to his productions a full box of innovative craft that lifts the work to thrilling heights. His composition is clean, purposeful, and manages to find the emotional sticking point that hits you in the gut or the funny bone, often both at the same time.”
Artistic Director - Playlight Theatre Co.
Actor - The Giant Hoax