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Christopher J. Hanke

Also Credited As: Christopher Hanke
 
Date Of Birth:
March 18 (2022)
Birth Place:
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: March 18

Birth Place: Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

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 ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Theater for the New City Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Christopher
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Jim Baxter
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2012
Tommy Boatwright
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
Bud Frump
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2008
Claude [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Baldwin
  [New York]
Workshop, 2007
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
J.T.
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Nick Piazza
Nick Piazza
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Mark Cohen [Replacement]
  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer
  [US Tour]
First Class National Tour, 2002
Ethan Girard

Christopher J. Hanke Biography

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).





Christopher J. Hanke News

Photos: See Alex Newell, Jennifer Holliday & More at Broadway Dreams Foundation's 15t Photo Photos: See Alex Newell, Jennifer Holliday & More at Broadway Dreams Foundation's 15th Anniversary Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 12, 2022

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 Perform Photo Julia Murney, Conrad Ricamora & More to Star in BROADWAY ROCKS CANCER Benefit Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

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 Photo Photos: Broadway Dreams Completes First Leg Of 2022 Summer HOMECOMING Tour
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2022

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 Photo BROADWAY DREAMS Completes First Leg of 2022 Summer 'Homecoming' Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

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 Photo Photos: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate PBS' REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL
by Bruce Glikas - Jan 18, 2022

Great Performances¬†‚ÄstReopening: The¬†Broadway¬†Revival¬†pulls the curtain back on some of¬†Broadway‚Äôs 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 i Photo Photos: Nick Adams, Max von Essen & More Attend Conrad Ricamora's First Performance in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2022

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 Photo Broadway Dreams Will Honor Billy Porter at December Gala
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2021

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 Photo John Cameron Mitchell's ANTHEM Podcast to Stream for Free in October
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2021

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  Photo VIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens Performs 'Fame' Honor Debbie Allen at the 2021 KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2021

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, P Photo International Musical Theatre Festival MTCA Offers Students A Weekend Of Education, Performance And Masterclass Opportunities
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2021

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.

Christopher J. Hanke Videos

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

by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2021

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.

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

by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2021

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.'

BWW TV: Looking Back At Darren Criss's Opening In HOW TO SUCCEED Videoplay
BWW TV: Looking Back At Darren Criss's Opening In HOW TO SUCCEED

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 5, 2020

There is wonderful music in the very sound of his name! Today we're celebrating the birthday of Emmy winner Darren Criss by looking back at his Broadway debut as J. Pierrepont Finch in the most recent revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Check out the video to see Darren alongside Beau Bridges, Rose Hemingway, and more as they celebrate Darren's opening night!

BWW TV: Tim Pinckney & Carl Andress Talk STILL AT RISK at Theater for the New City! Videoplay
BWW TV: Tim Pinckney & Carl Andress Talk STILL AT RISK at Theater for the New City!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 25, 2019

Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director), in association with MBL Productions (Mary J. Davis, Producer), will present the New York premiere of the new play, Still at Risk by Tim Pinckney (Message to Michael) at the Community Space Theater at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th & 10th Streets). Directed by Carl Andress (The Divine Sister; Die, Mommie, Die!), the five-member cast will feature Robert Gomes (Dada Woof Papa Hot, The Tempermentals) as Kevin, Christopher J. Hanke (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Buyer & Cellar) as Christopher, Amy Hohn (November, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Susan, Ryan Spahn (Daniel's Husband, Summer and Smoke) as Byron, and Jonathan Walker (The Assembled Parties, The Divine Sister) as Marcus.

BWW TV: Bryan Batt on Heading to The MUNY in HAIRSPRAY, His Broadway Career & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 24, 2015

The Muny is currently presenting Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony¬ģ Award for Best Musical, featuring music by¬†Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. Starring as Edna Turnblad is stage and screen vet¬†Bryan Batt, who recently sat down the executive producer and artistic director Mike Isaacson and opened up about his career and taking on the role - check out the interview below!

BWW TV: Welcome to The Muny! Check Out Highlights from the Starry Summer Production of HAIRSPRAY
by TV - On the Road - Jun 24, 2015

The Muny is currently presenting Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony¬ģ Award for Best Musical, featuring music by¬†Marc Shaiman¬†&¬†Scott Wittman¬†with a book by Mark O'Donnell &¬†Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by¬†Dan Knechtges¬†and music directed by¬†Charlie Alterman. Check out a first look at the cast of the starry summer production below!

STAGE TUBE: Betsy Wolfe, Keala Settle & More Sing with the Skivvies at 54 Below!
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2014

Just last week, The Skivvies returned to 54 Below, back by popular demand. The 'musically thrilling' undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Check out highlights from their latest concert below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Chatting with BUYER & CELLAR's New Leading Man- Christopher J. Hanke!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 21, 2014

Broadway leading man Christopher J. Hanke (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) will begin performances as Alex More in the smash hit comedy Buyer & Cellar on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Barrow Street Theatre(27 Barrow Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge just chatted with Hanke about his new role and you can check out the full interview below!

STAGE TUBE: THE NORMAL HEART at Arena Stage- Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2012

THE NORMAL HEART closes this Sunday, July 29 at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. The production stars Broadway cast members Patrick Breen and Luke MacFarlane as well as Tom Berklund (Broadway's The Addams Family) as Craig Donner/Grady, Michael Berresse (Broadway's A Chorus Line) as Mickey Marcus, Christopher Dinolfo (Round House Theatre's Next Fall) as David, Christopher J. Hanke (Broadway's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) as Tommy Boatwright, Jon Levenson (understudy for Broadway's The Normal Heart) as Hiram Keebler/Examining Doctor, Nick Mennell (Broadway's A Free Man of Color) as Bruce Niles and John Procaccino (Lincoln Center Theater's Blood and Gifts) as Ben Weeks. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Arena Stage's THE NORMAL HEART!
by Stage Tube - Jul 5, 2012

textTHE NORMAL HEART, which ran a limited run on Broadway last year, is currently playing Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. through July 29. Get a first look at the production below!


Christopher J. Hanke Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Christopher J. Hanke been in?
Christopher J. Hanke has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Christopher J. Hanke been in?
Christopher J. Hanke has not appeared in the West End


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