Christopher J. Hanke

Also Credited As: Christopher Hanke

Birth Place: Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

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Christopher J. Hanke BIO

Broadway credits include Cry-Baby (Baldwin), Rent (Mark) and In My Life (J.T.). NYC Theatre credits include Claude in Hair (The Public's Shakespeare in the Park), Buddy Baxter in Golden Age, Eddie in Indian Blood reading at LCT, Alvin in The Story of My Life at MTCs 6@6 Series. Tours: Deaf West's Big River (Tom Sawyer), The Full Monty (Ethan). Regional: The Matchmaker (Barnaby) directed by Mark Lamos. TV credits include "Three Rivers" (series regular), "Brothers & Sisters," and the upcoming season of HBO's "Big Love" (recurring).

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Christopher J. Hanke STAGE CREDITS

Theater for the New City Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Jim Baxter

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2012
Tommy Boatwright

Broadway Revival, 2011
Bud Frump

Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2008
Claude [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2008

[New York]
Workshop, 2007

Original Broadway Production, 2005

Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Nick Piazza

Nick Piazza

Broadway Transfer, 1996
Mark Cohen [Replacement]

[New York]
Reading, 2005

[US Tour]
First Class National Tour, 2002
Ethan Girard

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Jessica Vosk, Tracie Thoms, and More Will Lead Industry Reading of inhale-EXHALE

Rodney Hicks' latest play, inhale-EXHALE, will receive an NYC-invited industry reading presentation on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 4:30 pm.  Learn more about the play here!

Photos: Broadway Dreams Foundation Honors Bob Greenblatt At 16th Annual Gala

On Saturday, December 9, 2023, the Broadway Dreams Foundation ('Broadway Dreams') honored prolific producer of television, film, and Broadway, Robert Greenblatt at their 16th Annual Gala held at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.  See photos from the evening below.

Summit Health Cares Brings Broadway's Brightest Stars To The Stage Next Month

Get ready for the holidays among a sea of Broadway's hottest stars! Summit Health Cares is proud to present Broadway Rocks Cancer, a live benefit performance raising funds to help provide comfort to patients and their families fighting cancer. This year's event is on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023 at 7 pm and will be hosted by Christopher J. Hanke.

60 Broadway Dreams Students to Unite in NYC for the 2023 SHOWCASE

ABroadway Dreams will present its annual NYC Showcase on Monday, November 20, 2023 at 7 PM at The Gatsby Mansion.

Photos: Inside Frank DiLella's Birthday Celebration at Sardi's

Frank DiLella, theatre journalist and the eight-time Emmy Award winning host of “On Stage” on Spectrum News NY1, recently celebrated his birthday with a star-studded bash at Sardi's. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the night here!

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE SHARK IS BROKEN

Last night, The Shark is Broken officially opened at the Golden Theatre! Check out photos from the red carpet here!

Interview: Get to Know KIMBERLY AKIMBO's Alli Mauzey & Why Victoria Clark Says She's an 'Inspiration'

During the second act of Kimberly Akimbo, eagle-eyed fans may notice that Alli Mauzey, playing the character of Pattie, switches the leg brace she is wearing from one leg to the other between scenes. The move is missed by the vast majority of the audience and it’s possible some who do catch it may think it an accident. But for Mauzey it has meaning. It saves her hips, but it also adds another layer to the character: Pattie, already established as a hypochondriac, is so much of one that she could easily forget which leg the brace belongs on.

Photos: Stars Arrive on the BAD CINDERELLA Opening Night Red Carpet

See photos of stars as they arrive on the Bad Cinderella opening night red carpet!

Photos: See Alex Newell, Jennifer Holliday & More at Broadway Dreams Foundation's 15th Anniversary Gala

See photos from Broadway Dreams Foundation's 15th anniversary gala honoring Ryan Stana, founder and CEO of RWS Entertainment Group, and Adam Sansiveri, arts philanthropist, SVP and senior managing director of AllianceBernstein.

Julia Murney, Conrad Ricamora & More to Star in BROADWAY ROCKS CANCER Benefit Performance

The best way to get into the holiday spirit is by enjoying holiday classics performed by Broadway's hottest stars. And now you can! Summit Health Cares is presenting Broadway Rocks Cancer, a benefit performance raising funds to help provide comfort to patients and their families fighting cancer.

Photos: Broadway Dreams Completes First Leg Of 2022 Summer HOMECOMING Tour

Continuing a return to live programming following a pandemic-era pivot to virtual programming which inspiring tens of thousands of students across the globe, BROADWAY DREAMS, a leading 501(c)3 non-profit arts education provider and perennial career springboard for the next generation of Broadway performers. See photos from the tour.

BROADWAY DREAMS Completes First Leg of 2022 Summer 'Homecoming' Tour

Continuing a return to live programming following a pandemic-era pivot to virtual programming which inspiring tens of thousands of students across the globe, BROADWAY DREAMS, recently concluded weeklong programs in Nashville, Modesto, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Dallas, and Nairobi, Kenya.

Photos: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate PBS' REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL

Great Performances – Reopening: The Broadway Revival pulls the curtain back on some of Broadway’s most popular shows, revealing how the New York theater industry undertook the monumental process of turning the lights back on after its longest hiatus in history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photos: Nick Adams, Max von Essen & More Attend Conrad Ricamora's First Performance in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Stars & friends of Conrad Ricamora’s came out to celebrate his first performance at Seymour Krelborn in the smash hit off-Broadway production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at The Westside Theatre, 307 W. 43rd.

Broadway Dreams Will Honor Billy Porter at December Gala

For this year's gala the Foundation will be honoring Emmy, Tony, and Grammy award winning actor and singer Billy Porter, who also served as a key founding faculty member for the arts education nonprofit.

John Cameron Mitchell's ANTHEM Podcast to Stream for Free in October

The acclaimed podcast musical also starring Glenn Close, Cynthia Erivo, and Patti LuPone will be available for free for the first time across all podcast players.

VIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens Performs 'Fame' Honor Debbie Allen at the 2021 KENNEDY CENTER HONORS

Watch the vibrant performance honoring Allen here, featuring a professional ensemble that mirrors the energy and precision of the dancers in the iconic original film.

International Musical Theatre Festival MTCA Offers Students A Weekend Of Education, Performance And Masterclass Opportunities

In a weekend described by participants as anything but 'virtual', students from schools around the world joined together to celebrate the magic of live theatre in a digital theatrical venue.

VIDEO: Joel Grey, Harvey Fierstein, Alex Brightman, and More Perform 'I'm Still Here' to Commemorate One Year Since Broadway Shut Down

A group of Broadway stars came together, virtually, to commemorate one year since Broadway shut down. The video from Thomas Ellenson features the performers singing Stephen Sondheim's 'I'm Still Here.'


The producers of the multi-Emmy Award winning series After Forever will release a documentary-style special “Riley's Unforgettable School Project” on December 30, 2020 on Amazon Prime Video.


Christopher J. Hanke has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Christopher J. Hanke has not appeared in the West End.

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