BIG GIRL & Friends features professional Canadian musical theatre artists sharing performances and conversations to promote awareness and support for The AFC’s vital services for those most vulnerable to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
BIG GIRL & Friends live streams weekly,
Mondays @ 7 PM EST / 8 PM AST
Monday, January 11 - Monday, March 1
YouTube channel: Toronto Musical Concerts
Christopher's selected performing credits include: the Stratford Festival, Charlottetown Festival, Drayton Entertainment, National Arts Centre, and the Canadian Opera Company. As an arts educator, he currently teaches with the Sheridan College Bachelor of Musical Theatre Program, the Randolph College for the Performing Arts, and the Toronto District School Board. Christopher is the Artistic Producer of Toronto Musical Concerts, having presented: Into The Woods, Assassins, Cocktails & Candy Canes, Company, Merrily We Roll Along, Parade and Urinetown In Concert. As writer/composer, Christopher created the critically acclaimed contemporary musical drama, Living With Henry (2011 Toronto Fringe, 2012 Next Stage Festival, 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival). He also performed his one-man musical cabaret, Two Kittens & A Kid (A Gay Man Raising His Inner Diva) internationally (2016 Edinburgh Fringe, Toronto, New York City).
TORONTO MUSICAL CONCERTS
TMC is a charitable not-for-profit,
professional musical theatre company
presenting high-quality musical concerts.
TMC is the only performing arts organization consistently presenting professional musical theatre concerts in the Greater Toronto Area.
Our programming supports emerging artists, represents diverse voices, offers arts access to at-risk and marginalized youth, and presents reimagined musical theatre works as well as new Canadian musicals.
Ryan’s selected performing credits include: Mamma Mia (Mirvish); The House of Martin Guerre (CanStage); Ross Petty Productions; Drayton Entertainment; Falsettos (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre). Awards include: Avenue Q (Citadel Theatre) Sterling Award; Living With Henry (Off-Broadway, New York Musical Theatre Festival) NYMF Outstanding Performance; JT LeRoy (Buddies in Bad Times) Dora Award; The Normal Heart (Studio 180) Dora Nomination. Television credits include: Murdoch Mysteries; Saving Hope; recurring roles on Bitten; Queer As Folk; feature films: Serialized, Cosmopolis. As an arts educator, Ryan teaches the Acting Program for George Brown Dance/Ballet Jorgen as well as teaching Master Classes and Acting workshops for youth companies in the GTA. Directing credits include: The Secret Garden (Mainstage Theatre); Once on This Island (Acting Upstage/Stage Door); Downtown Jay (Toronto FringeKids); Two Kittens & A Kid (Edinburgh Fringe); as well as Assistant Directing for TMC’s Urinetown, Parade, Merrily We Roll Along, Company and Assassins.