Christopher Shyer

Instructor

Actor | Producer | Director | Audition Coach

Originally from Toronto, Christopher has been a working professional actor for over 30 years now, performing across Canada, in predominantly musical theatre in his earlier years before moving to Vancouver in the late ‘90’s to work in a thriving film&television market there. Being a dual citizen afforded him opportunities in Los Angeles and later in New York, and now he acts, teaches, and producers, sometimes virtually and currently making Vancouver his home base, with plans to be in the UK. Selected credits include Broadway: Mamma Mia (Winter Garden Theatre). Off-Broadway/Regional: Curvy Widow (Westside Theatre), Going Down Swingin’ (NYMF), Lend Me a Tenor (Hangar Theatre), The Good Life (NoHo Arts Center). National Tours: The Book of Mormon, Les Miserables. Selected CAN Theatre: Night of the Iguana (Playwright’s Theatre Centre), El Salvador (The Cultch), Phantom of the Opera (the Pantages), Assassins (CAN Stage), Sunset Boulevard (The Ford Centre for the Performing Arts). and has over 70 film/television credits to his name, including Clint Eastwood’s “J.Edgar", "Fierce People" with Diane Lane, “Debris" (NBC), Madam Secretary" (CBS), “Two Sentence Horror Stories” (CW Network), and “Those Damn Canadians” (Award Winning Web Series). Former student and now, part time instructor with the Deena Levy Theatre Studio in NY and has also studied with acclaimed director/teacher Larry Moss, and is developing a one person piece with Giles Forman (Founder of Caravanserai Productions/New Drama Centre in London) “Letters to a Straight Republican”.


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