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is a member of American Actor's Equity
#172798. He hails from
At 19, Chris became a founding member of - the very first -sponsored street theatre group in England. It was here that one of Chris's favorite characters, Clonky the Clown, was born. For four years, Chris wrote, directed, trained and performed with Meadowhall Performers Company, both in the UK and abroad. During breaks from the company, he also sang with a band travelling around European military bases.
In 1997, Chris joined and became a hit on board the Discovery Sun. Chris joined in 1998 as a featured singer in the production shows (yes, glitter and feathers!). While working for NCL, Chris met his wife, Hannah, a Tulsa native and Holland Hall graduate ('93).
Chris attended (Dame Judy Dench is President and Patron) and graduated from the prestigious Musical Theatre program. Before graduating, Chris was cast in an musical, . Chris traveled the UK with two tours of Whistle finally landing in London's West End, England's Broadway, his life's ambition! His work in London included l, Whistle Down the Wind, Shadowless, and Blood Brothers among other productions. in 2006, Chris and his wife made the decision to return to Tulsa. Sun, room to wiggle and a nearly century-old family home called them to start a new life with their three boys in Oklahoma.
Chris formed BAM Entertainment in 2010, which is the fulfillment of Chris's long-held dream to provide custom entertainment solutions for those with vision. "BAM" not only brings life to Chris's desire to wow his clients but also pays homage to his mother, Barbara Ann Middlebrook, without whose support and encouragement Chris wouldn't have ventured into professional entertainment. Chris's mum passed away this year and will always be remembered as the driving force behind Chris's ambition.
Chris has made appearances at and the . He was the emcee for the 2010 Wine Auction and provided the 2012 Emcee. Chris also works with Tulsa Public Schools providing after school Acting classes and provides summer camps in Magic, Musical Theatre, Acting and Circus throughout Tulsa and surrounding areas. Chris provided entertainment for the Kids Tent at the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 with his science shows, traditional European Story-time shows and Circus performances. In November of 2011, Chris joined and played Horton in l. This was followed by playing John Paul in the world premiere of " " for TPT in 2012 and Eddie/Dr Scott in . Chris played Pharao for Tulsa Project Theater's first Equity performance ( ) in December 2012 and Corney Collins in earlier this year. December 2013 saw Chris grow a big bushy beard and play Kris Kringle in production of and then finished off Spring 2014 playing in . (best known as the setting for the film and hometown to Def Leppard, Robert Palmer, Human League and Sheffield Steel). He grew up in a theatrical family, often playing alongside his mother, father and brother in local productions. Chris graduated from Norton College in Sheffield while continuing to pursue theatre both as a hobby and professionally.
2015, and BAM continues to go from strength to strength, offering , , , and loads more!
BAM is happy to have provided entertainment the following Oganizations:
and many more!
MORE WRITING CLASSES COMING SOON!
Nathan Christensen is a nationally award-winning writer of musical theater. His musical adaptation of Lois Lowry's novel The Giver has appeared in new musical festivals across the country. Broadcast, his musical about the history of radio, won a spot in this year's Eugene O'Neill Musical Theater Conference. Nathan has taught playwriting and songwriting in the New York Public Schools and in Tucson, AZ.
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