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Chris Henry (Artistic Director) is an award-winning theatre director and writer based in New York City. She is the Artistic Director of Royal Family Productions. DIRECTING CREDITS WITH ROYAL FAMILY: Anne of Green Gables: Part I, Brass Heart the musical, thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Chris Henry (Artistic Director) is an award-winning theatre director and writer based in New York City. She is the Artistic Director of Royal Family Productions. DIRECTING CREDITS WITH ROYAL FAMILY: Anne of Green Gables: Part I, Brass Heart the musical, thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the ... (read complete bio)

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Chris Henry Biography

Chris Henry (Artistic Director) is an award-winning theatre director and writer based in New York City. She is the Artistic Director of Royal Family Productions. DIRECTING CREDITS WITH ROYAL FAMILY: Anne of Green Gables: Part I, Brass Heart the musical, thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early, MM2000, Rock and Roll Refugee, LOVE/SICK, Four Last Things, Dedalus Lounge, Safe Home. WRITING PROJECTS: Anne of Green Gables: Part 1 (based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery), Louie, Red, and the Jazzman (in collaboration with Wycliffe Gordon), Nobody Suspects a Butterfly (originally a feature film treatment Henry wrote for Ross Greenburg, Former President of HBO Sports), Rock and Roll Refugee (in collaboration with Genya Ravan), MM2000 (in collaboration with Shane W. Evans) and Opal Ann Meets the Fabulous Kit Katt, A Play with Musical Fantasies (in collaboration with Summer Hyde and Daniel A. Weiss). NYC DIRECTING HIGHLIGHTS: Joe (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Trans-Euro Express (Irish Arts Center), Art of War (Madison Square Garden), Sharpen Your Blade (“Time Out” Critic’s Pick), Fishbowl (New York Magazine Critic’s pick), Suicide Society (Winner Best Director). ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE: The Actor’s Nightmare, Grace of I, Dog Named Becky, One Hundred Women, Electric Roses, Sure Thing. ROYAL FAMILY PRODUCTIONS: Over the past ten seasons, Henry has produced over 550 performances, created 1,900 employment opportunities for artists, been twice nominated for the Zelda Fichlander award from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and won the New England Theater Conference Regional Directors Award. Under the creative vision of Chris Henry, Royal Family has created and produced work both in New York and abroad, including full productions of Rock and Roll Refugee, LOVE/SICK, Four Last Things, Dedalus Lounge, Safe Home, Romeo/Juliet and 3D Hamlet: A Lost Generation (in association with The Irish Arts Center), and Anthony Rapp’s Without You in partnership with London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, which went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Japan, Korea, and finished in London’s West End. Royal Family has also produced full workshop productions of Diary of a Tap Dancer, V. 4 (conceived and choreographed by Ayodele Casel and directed by Torya Beard), Anne of Green Gables: Part I, Brass Heart the musical, thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early (choreographed by Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen), MM2000, The Water Dream (produced in association with NYMF), Born Blue, Nobody Suspects a Butterfly, and Louie, Red, and the Jazzman.




Chris Henry News

Exclusive: Watch Kelli O'Hara in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Three Clip Photo Exclusive: Watch Kelli O'Hara in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Three Clip
by Michael Major - Nov 7, 2022

The third and final season of Arian Moayed’s Emmy Award nominated series THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF, starring Tony Award Winning Kelli O’Hara, will launch this week on Topic. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive clip of Kelli O'Hara in the new season, which will also feature Judith Light, Joe Mantello, and more. Watch the new video clip now!

Royal Family Productions Presents COVID STILL SUX REDUX: The Musical Part 2.5 Photo Royal Family Productions Presents COVID STILL SUX REDUX: The Musical Part 2.5
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2022

NYC's Royal Family Productions, a theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, continues to bring quality family theatre to Maine.

Royal Family Productions to Present A Re-imagining of ROMEO AND JULIET Photo Royal Family Productions to Present A Re-imagining of ROMEO AND JULIET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

Royal Family Productions will present the inaugural production in a new Young BIPOC Directors series, Romeo and Juliet. This new adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play by Lindsay Price is directed by Lily Ventura.

COVID STILL SUX: The Musical Part 2 to be Presented at the Franco Center Photo COVID STILL SUX: The Musical Part 2 to be Presented at the Franco Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

Following the sold-out success of COVID SUX: The Musical at Cumston Hall, Chris Henry, and Mark Falconer have written a new sequel to their previous original musical comedy about the pandemic featuring parodies of hit Broadway songs from shows like Hamilton, Les Miserables, Tick Tick Boom, West Side Story, Chicago, and Annie.

Molière In The Park's THE MISANTHROPE Begins Tonight Photo Molière In The Park's THE MISANTHROPE Begins Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Molière in the Park's fully staged production of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's THE MISANTHROPE, directed by Molière in the Park's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien, begins previews tonight for a Sunday, May 15 7:30pm opening.

Tony Winner Gabriel Ebert to Star in Molière in the Park's THE MISANTHROPE Photo Tony Winner Gabriel Ebert to Star in Molière in the Park's THE MISANTHROPE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

Molière in the Park, in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance and LeFrak Center at Lakeside, will present a fully staged production of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur’s translation of Molière’s THE MISANTHROPE, directed by Molière in the Park’s Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien.

Tony Winner Gabriel Ebert To Star In Molière In The Park's THE MISANTHROPE Photo Tony Winner Gabriel Ebert To Star In Molière In The Park's THE MISANTHROPE
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

Molière in the Park, in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance and LeFrak Center at Lakeside, will present a fully staged production of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's THE MISANTHROPE, directed by Molière in the Park's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien.

Royal Family Productions And Monmouth Community Players Presents COVID SUX A Brand Ne Photo Royal Family Productions And Monmouth Community Players Presents COVID SUX A Brand New Original Musical Parody!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2022

NYC's Royal Family Productions, a theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, continues to bring quality family theatre to Maine. For this production, they are pleased to have combined their talents with Monmouth Community Players.

Royal Family Productions to Present MAMA ROSE Photo Royal Family Productions to Present MAMA ROSE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2021

Royal Family Productions will present a workshop production of MAMA ROSE. This piece is written and stars Richard E. Waits (A Turtle on a Fence Post, RFP: Worth St.), with direction by Royal Family Creative Director Lorna Ventura and Royal Family Artistic Director Chris Henry. 

FIRESIDE Comes to Cumston Hall Next Month Photo FIRESIDE Comes to Cumston Hall Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2021

These spooky classics are given new life as chilling theatrical stories. Though told with some humor, this production might be too intense and scary for very young audiences. 

Chris Henry Videos

Exclusive: Watch Kelli O'Hara in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Three Clip Videoplay
Exclusive: Watch Kelli O'Hara in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Three Clip

by Michael Major - Nov 7, 2022

The third and final season of Arian Moayed’s Emmy Award nominated series THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF, starring Tony Award Winning Kelli O’Hara, will launch this week on Topic. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive clip of Kelli O'Hara in the new season, which will also feature Judith Light, Joe Mantello, and more. Watch the new video clip now!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Imposter' Episode of LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC
by - Sep 29, 2016

On the next episode of LAW AND ORDER: SVU on NBC titled "Imposter", a man (Langham) tears a family apart when he uses a prominent fake identity to lure a vulnerable wife and mother into his bed.

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? at Huntington
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere of CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Gina Gionfriddo (Becky Shaw and Rapture, Blister, Burn) and directed by Huntington Artistic DirectorPeter DuBois (A Little Night Music and Smart People). Performances continue through April 24, 2016 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team!

BWW TV: BRONX BOMBERS Opening Night Red Carpet With Eric Simonson, Kate Baldwin, Dee Snider, Karen Ziemba and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 10, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opened on February 6 at Circle in the Square Theatre, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with celebrities on the red carpet before the show, including Simonson, Kirmser and Ponturo, Broadway's Kate Baldwin and Graham Rowat, plus Dan Grimaldi, Dee Snider, Karen Ziemba, Natalie Roy and Rebecca Faulkenberry and Josh Segarra. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of BRONX BOMBERS on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 8, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, began previews on January 10, 2014. The show is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opened last night, February 6, at Circle in the Square Theatre and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the company about the big night. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Highlights from Broadway's BRONX BOMBERS - Peter Scolari, Francois Battiste, John Wernke and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 29, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, began previews on January 10, 2014. The show is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opens February 6, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Primary Stages' BRONX BOMBERS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 9, 2013

Primary Stages presents the World Premiere of Bronx Bombers, written and directed by Tony Award nominee Eric Simonson (Broadway's Lombardi). The production opened last night, Tuesday, October 8, and features Francois Battiste (Broadway's Magic/ Bird) as Reggie Jackson and Elston Howard,Chris Henry Coffey (Off-Broadway's Water by the Spoonful) as Joe DiMaggio,Bill Dawes(Broadway's Lombardi) as Mickey Mantle/Thurman Munson,Christopher Jackson(Broadway's In the Heights, Memphis) asDerek Jeter, Wendy Makkena (Broadway's Side Man) as Carmen Berra, Keith Nobbs (Broadway's Lombardi) as Billy Martin, Richard Topol (Broadway'sThe Normal Heart, The Merchant of Venice) as Yogi Berra, John Wernke (Broadway's The Lyons) as Lou Gehrig, and C.J. Wilson (Happy Now? at Primary Stages, Broadway's The Big Knife,Glengarry Glen Ross) as Babe Ruth. Bronx Bombers runs through October 19 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Trailer - THE LITTLE TIN MAN, Set for 2013 Seattle International Film Festival Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Jun 1, 2013

Financed by a passionate fan base through Kickstarter, The Little Tin Man is a small, indie darling with bi­­g upside. The film will premiere at the 39th Annual Seattle International Film Festival today, June 1st and tomorrow, June 2nd, 2013. Check out the trailer below!

VIDEO: Trailer - THE LITTLE TIN MAN, Set for 2013 Seattle International Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

Financed by a passionate fan base through Kickstarter, The Little Tin Man is a small, indie darling with bi­­g upside. The film will premiere at the 39th Annual Seattle International Film Festival on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd, 2013. Check out the just-released trailer below!

STAGE TUBE: Inside Westport Country Playhouse's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2011

Westport Country Playhouse has released a video, taped in rehearsal, offering a look at the upcoming summer sizzler, 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart,' Terrence McNally's perceptive and powerful dramatic comedy about two straight couples spending a July weekend on Fire Island, on stage July 12 - 30. The video provides insight on the play from Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director and director of the production, and cast members Chris Henry Coffey, John Ellison Conlee, Jenn Gambatese and Maggie Lacey.


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Chris Henry has written 2 shows including Anne of Green Gables Part 1 (Adaptation), Women on Fire: Stories from the Frontlines (Writer).


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