The last time Christopher Gurr “hit the road” he played the entire First National Tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot, directed by Mike Nichols and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw. His Mrs. Galahad was seen throughout the U.S and Canada, and his King Arthur led the company in San Diego, San Jose, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Kansas City, Tucson, Nashville, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers, and Hershey, Pennsylvania, where the air really does smell of chocolate.
Since shedding his peasant dress and his knightly chain mail, he has “fiddled about” in the Berkshires as Uncle Ernie in The Who’s Tommy and seduced the somewhat stunned audiences of Dayton, OH as Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone. (Latin- and Sino-American relations will never be the same. Trust me.) His New York debut was as Hitler (yes, that Hitler) in The History Of War, a new musical by composer Deborah Abramson, lyricist Amanda Yesnowitz, and book writer Chip Zien (yes, that Chip Zien) as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Regional acting credits include: Copenhagen (Heisenberg), 1776(Rutledge), The Lion in Winter (Geoffrey), Twelve Angry Men (Juror #2), Measure for Measure (Claudio), Ostrovsky’s A Family Affair(Lazar), Candida (Lexy), Trask & Fenn (William Fenn), and The Boys Next Door (Barry). Regional directing credits include: Camelot, Die Fledermaus, Guys & Dolls: In Concert with Jeff Tyzik and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Billy Bishop Goes To War, Wesley Middleton’s Tomato Plant Girl (director/composer), James Still’s Meet Me Incognito (director/composer), and the world premier of José Cruz Gonzáles’ Earth Songs. Christopher has been an artistic associate with Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY, The Theatre Building in Chicago, and Metro Theater Company in St. Louis. He is proud to have taught with and designed curriculum for the nationally recognized education department of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Christopher graduated from and has served as guest director and faculty member at Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre & Dance, St. Louis.
Born and raised in Americus, Georgia, he has made his home in St. Louis, Chicago, Santa Cruz, CA, and the mountains of Harlan County, Kentucky. He is a member of Actors’ Equity, The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Derek St Pierre
Jarvis D. McKinley
Ensemble, u/s Gator
Kenna Michelle Morris
Swing, Assistant Dance Captain
Ensemble, u/s Gator, Delray, Bobby
Dance Captain, Swing
Peter Matthew Smith
Ensemble, u/s Huey