Christopher Fitzgerald?s thirty year performing career began in Portland Maine when his mother, out of a combination of intuitive insight and sheer desperation, enrolled him in a clown class at age five. What has followed has been a diverse professional odyssey encompassing theater, film, television and balancing large objects on his face. He received a bachelor?s degree in theater at Rollins College and an MFA from The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Most influential were the eleven seasons spent with the Williamstown Theater festival where he began as an apprentice in 1993 and continues to work today. Favorite productions there include The Trojan Women 2.0, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, A Midsummer Night?s Dream, Where?s Charley and Dead End. The professional and personal relationships made there have had a lasting impact on Chris?s life. He is particularly grateful for the longtime collaboration and friendship of Nicholas Martin with whom he has rehearsed, laughed and eaten risotto in the Piazza San Marco.
Christopher most recently starred in the Broadway revival of Finian?s Rainbow as Og the lovesick leprechaun. Other Broadway credits include Young Frankenstein (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Wicked, and Amour (Drama Desk Award nomination). Off-Broadway credits include Gutenberg! The Musical! (Actor?s Playhouse), Stairway to Paradise, Babes In Arms and Broadway Bash (City Center?s Encores!), Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Lincoln Center), Fully Committed (Cherry Lane Theatre), Saturday Night (Second Stage. Drama Desk Award nomination), Wise Guys (New York Theater Workshop), Corpus Christi (Manhattan Theatre Club), and The Cripple of Inishmaan (Public Theater).
He has appeared regionally in The Beauty Queen of Lennane (Steppenwolf Theater Company. Joseph Jefferson Award nomination), Springtime for Henry (Huntington Theater. IRNE Award), The Ahmanson Theater (Ovation Award nomination), Portland Stage Company, and The American Conservatory Theater. Television and film credits include Twins (series regular, WB) The Electric Company (PBS), Personal Velocity (dir. Rebecca Miller), Dedication (dir. Justin Theroux), Revolutionary Road (dir. Sam Mendes) and the upcoming Untitled James L. Brooks Project (dir. James L. Brooks).
Recordings include The Maury Yeston Songbook (PS Classics), Richard Rodgers 2002 Centennial, Kitty?s Kisses (PS Classics), Babes in Arms (DRG), Saturday Night (Nonesuch), Three (DRG), Amour (Sh-k-boom), Encores from Encores! (DRG), Wicked (Decca), Young Frankenstein (Decca), Gutenberg! The Musical! (PS Classics), Finian?s Rainbow (PS Classics), and the upcoming Life Begins at 8:40 for The Library of Congress.