Christopher Leavy is a freelance music director, accompanist, vocal coach and actor whose professional career spans over 40 years and more than 100 shows. Now in his sixth season as resident MD at the Winter Park Playhouse, Chris is also a pianist and vocal coach at Walt Disney World, and has performed there with the Dapper Dans of Main Street, at Universal’s Islands of Adventure (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), SAK Comedy Lab, Mad Cow Theatre and Treasure Tavern, and has accompanied Sing Live USA and the Orlando Gay Chorus.
Chris performed his award-winning cabaret I’m Just Not That Gay at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival, the Kansas City Fringe Festival and Don’t Tell Mama in New York. Also at Fringe, Chris directed Julie Bunny Must Die! (2010) and Fosgate: Ferret Loan Officer (2012), which was named “Best of the Fest” by the Orlando Sentinel, and garnered a Patrons Pick award, two incarnations of Gay Bar Star with Janine Klein (2010, 2012), Something New with Robbie Pigott (2011), and the revue Since Carrie (2012).
Chris’ national credits include the National Tour of Bathhouse, the Musical, multiple appearances at famed New York City cabaret Don’t Tell Mama, and shows for the Kansas City Crossroads Musical Theatre Festival, Silver Dollar City theme park and the Mansion America (Branson, MO), the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA and Portsmouth, NH’s Theatre by the Sea and Seacoast Repertory Theatre.