Chris is the Associate Artistic Director at Buffalo’s Alleyway Theatre, now in its 39th season of developing and producing new plays and original musicals, where he is head of the Alleyway Theatre School of Western New York. Courses focus on continuing actor training for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students ages 9-99. New sessions are continuing this summer and fall. Register today!

MFA Acting, Indiana University.
BFA Musical Theatre, SUNY Fredonia.
Member, Actors’ Equity Association.

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Recently…

TALLEY’S FOLLY by Lanford Wilson
as Matt @ Jewish Repertory Thea of WNY
February 2019
“remarkable… ferocious… riveting… four stars” –Ben Siegel, The Buffalo News

ANYTHING GOES
as Evelyn @ Lancaster Opera House
March/April 2019
“That doesn’t mean we can’t also root for Chris J. Handley as the out-of-place Brit Sir Evelyn. Though he’s clearly wrong for the spirited Hope (a lovely Sarah Blewett), he isn’t diabolical, he’s just too accommodating. Whether in sport coat, tuxedo or his underwear, Handley shows that, despite his title, Evelyn has the heart of a true underdog who is just looking for the right woman to unleash his passion.” –Melinda Miller, The Buffalo News

Regional Plays

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Dr Watson
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BASKERVILLE
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Shea's 710 Theatre
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Randy Kramer, Doug Weyand
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Black Stache
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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
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Bristol Valley Theatre
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Karin Bowersock
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Marc, Yvan (rotating)
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ART
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Bristol Valley Theatre
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Karin Bowersock
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Charlie
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THE FOREIGNER
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Bristol Valley Theatre
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David E Shane
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Brindsley
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BLACK COMEDY
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Bristol Valley Theatre
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Taibi Magar
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Prentice
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WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
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Bristol Valley Theatre
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Dominic Orlando
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Turai
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ROUGH CROSSING
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Bristol Valley Theatre
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Dominic Orlando
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Derek
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ACCOMPLICE
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Bristol Valley Theatre
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David E Shane
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Yeshu
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UNHOLY TRINITY
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Symphony Space
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Neal Radice
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Yeshu
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UNHOLY TRINITY
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Alleyway Theatre
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Neal Radice
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Fleming
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MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS
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Brown County Playhouse
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Gerard Pauwels
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Oz
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VISIONS OF RIGHT
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Jewish Theatre Bloomington
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Martha Jacobs
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Nurse/Tybalt
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ROMEO AND JULIET
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Georgia Mountain Theatre
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Gail Deschamps

Regional Musicals

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Thenardier
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LES MISERABLES
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Bristol Valley Theatre
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Karin Bowersock
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Leo Bloom
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THE PRODUCERS
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Mt Washington Valley
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Clay James
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Georg
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SHE LOVES ME
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Mt Washington Valley
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Richard Carey
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Harry Witherspoon
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LUCKY STIFF
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Bristol Valley Theatre
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Suzi Takahashi
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Harry Witherspoon
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LUCKY STIFF
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Broward Stage Door
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Michael Leeds
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The Baker
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INTO THE WOODS
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Yorktown Stage
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Greg Baccarini
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The Baker
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INTO THE WOODS
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Dramatis Personae
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Dan Zak
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Cornelius Hackl
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HELLO DOLLY!
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Mt Washington Valley
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Andrew Glant-Linden
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Cowardly Lion
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THE WIZARD OF OZ
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Yorktown Stage
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Jason Summers
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John Wilkes Booth
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ASSASSINS
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Dramatis Personae
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Dan Zak
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Jed
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THE BIG BANG
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Bristol Valley Theatre
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Dominic Orlando
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Teddy
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THE FULL MONTY
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Mt Washington Valley
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Richard Sebellico
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Teddy
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THE FULL MONTY
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Mt Washington Valley
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Andrew Glant-Linden
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Jimmy
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REEFER MADNESS
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Alleyway Theatre
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Todd Warfield
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Educational

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Ira
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AMERICAN ASTEROID
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Indiana University
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Henry Woronicz
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Jacob
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PROSPECT HILL
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Indiana University
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Ansley Valentine
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Gallimard
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M BUTTERFLY
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Indiana University
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Murray McGibbon
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Michael
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DANCING AT LUGHNASA
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Indiana University
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Dale McFadden
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Eilert Lovborg
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HEDDA GABLER
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Indiana University
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Dale McFadden
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Gloucester
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KING LEAR
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Indiana University
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Murray McGibbon
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Duncan / Porter / Doc
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MACBETH
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Indiana University
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David Kote
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Antonio
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THE DUCHESS OF MALFI
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Indiana University
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Katie Horwitz
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Janitor / Priest
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SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE
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Indiana University
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Joshua Robinson
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King Herod
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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
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Indiana University
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George Pinney