Christopher Tefft has lived in New York for Eight years, and has been consistently working as a professional singer and actor since 2007. He moved to the city in order to be a performing artist and to sing on Broadway. He auditions, networks, and performs frequently in New York City.
He recently performed Off Broadway in the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Drama Desk Nominated production of "Amerike: The Golden Land" at the National Jewish Museum in Battery Park.
Christopher joined Actor's Equity Association, the union for professional stage performers, April 2016.
He toured Internationally to Cairo, Egypt and Saudi Arabia with "Scooby Doo LIVE: The Mystery of the Pyramid" produced by Event Box.
Recent Concerts have seen Chris in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and Carnegie Hall.
Christopher is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with Bohemia Realty Group in Upper Manhattan. Bohemia Realty is run by Broadway actress Sarah Saltzberg. He works with many agents who are artists from the Broadway community.
He sings professionally with St Matthew and St Timothy Church in Manhattan. He sang previously with Crescent Ave Presbyterian and Calvary Episcopal Church in New Jersey. He is a substitute singer for other congregations including St. Joseph's in the West Village and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Christopher serves as managing director for the non-profit theatre company Ensemble Atria. They produced "Frame 313" in the June Havoc Theatre as part of the 2014 Midtown International Theatre Festival. He previously produced Ensemble Atria's 2013 production of "Envoy" at the MITF. www.EnsembleAtria.com
Chris directed the Xavier Company's production of "An Advent Carol". Chris has appeared in four seasons of the Xavier production of "No Greater Love" with which he toured to churches all across New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. 2014 + 2015: Judas, John. 2012 + 2013: Simon of Cyrene, Pontius Pilate
Chris has acted in three NYC Actors Equity Showcases: Madame Bovary (at the Little Times Square Theatre, with Passajj Productions), A For Adultery (Passajj) and Rip! The Musical with Midtown International Theatre Festival.
Chris appeared at the Cranky Cabaret as their Host and featured singer. Videos of his performances are available on his YouTube site.
He appeared in the New York International Fringe Festival in 2012 in the East Village's Theatre 80 as the serial killer Jake in "Kriep, A Grusical."
Chris is a "Cabaret Showdown" Champion who has performed his own Solo show at Under St. Marks Theatre. Read more about them at Cabaretshowdown.com
Christopher previously performed Christmas carols on television on NBC’s “America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” under the direction of Meadow Brook Theatre.
Christopher graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. He graduated with a high school diploma in Theatre from Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan.
In college, He sang with Millikin University's Chamber Choir, where the chorus toured across the midwest singing in churches of all varieties. Repertoire included works in Latin, French, Hebrew, and German. Summers during college were spent with the Decatur Park Singers, a professional touring Showchoir that recorded and sold its own CDs throughout Illinois.
Christopher’s first professional theatre production was "Chicago" with the Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville, Tennessee in 2007.
In high school, the fantastic choral ensemble North American Choral Company, lead by musicians and mentors Sean Ivory and Paul Caldwell, took Chris on tour to Ireland, Finland, and Estonia, and all over the United States. With Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Choir he toured to France, Belgium, and Germany.
Mr. Tefft studied voice with Soprano Cynthia Oeck- Solomon during his Millikin years. In New York, he studied extensively with Wagnerian Mezzo-Soprano Elizabeth Russo, who is in residency at Opera America.