(Music) THE BURNT PART BOYS (Vineyard Theatre). Chris studied piano and voice at Elon University and Musical Theatre Writing at NYU. With Nathan Tysen, he has written an album of folk/cabaret songs entitled Point A, a musical based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg THE MYSTERIES OF HARRIS BURDICK (Joe Calarco, book) and the Off-Broadway song cycle FUGITIVE SONGS, which was nominated for a Drama Desk Award (Outstanding Revue). He is a contributing composer (Mark Campbell, lyrics) to the song cycle SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED produced at NYTW in 2005 (cast album on Sh-K-Boom Records). His string quartet MOMENT OF WEAKNESS premiered at Symphony Space in 2007. His songs have been performed at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, Don’t Tell Mamas, The Triad and The Knitting Factory.  Awards: 2003 Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant, 2003 Frederick Lowe Foundation Grant, 2004 Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award, 2006 Richard Rodgers Award, 2007 Kitty Carlisle Hart Musical Theatre Award from the Vineyard Theatre, ASCAP Plus Awards 2005-07, one of the Dramatists Guild Magazine’s “50 To Watch” in 2007.

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