Christopher McGovern

Christopher McGovern’s writing credits include: libretto and score for Lizzie Borden (Goodspeed – starring Christiane Noll, American Stage – starring two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser, and Stoneham Theatre/Boston), Crash Club (w/Castellino & Whitefield), A Visit To Roswell, Music and Lyrics for Dr. Radio, Cagney (Florida Stage, Silver Palm Award winner, 2010 Carbonell Winner: “Best New Work”), The Ugly Duck (Promenade Theatre NYC and national tour), six childrens musicals for Stages Of Imagination (two National Parents Choice awards), Holiday For Hope (Bushnell Theatre, Hartford). His songs have been featured on solo CDs he produced, arranged and conducted for original Rent cast member Gilles Chiasson (Slow Down), and Tony nominees Rebecca Luker (Leaving Home), Susan Egan (Coffee House, Winter Tracks and Live), and Alison Fraser (Men In My Life). Original incidental music and dance arrangements: The Presidents w/Rich Little seen on PBS and on tour, Lion King (Disney Worldwide – Hong Kong) directed by Tony nominee Lynne Taylor Corbett, Aladdin (Tokyo Disney). He recently completed a sixty-city concert tour with Susan Egan including an appearance at Carnegie Hall, and has served as Musical Director and Pianist for many other artists in concert including: Tony winner Rupert Holmes, Liz Callaway, Amanda McBroom, Tovah Feldshuh, Jason Graae, Karen Mason, Roslyn Kind and Jay Rogers (Manhattan Bistro Award for their show Eat, Drink and Be Mary at the Metropolitan Room). He was also the Musical Supervisor and Dance Arranger for the recent national tour of Fame. Many World Premiere Off-Broadway credits as Musical Director, Arranger and Pianist including: That’s Life (Outer Critics Circle nomination “Best Off Broadway Musical), The Jazz Singer, Sheba, Identical Twins, Breathe (American Opera Projects) and The Fishkin Touch (starring Mike Burstyn.) Recently he served as Musical Director for the workshops of new musicals by Nancy Ford & Gretchen Cryer (I’m Getting My Act Together) and Carol Hall (Best Little Whorehouse.) Favorite regional credits: Cagney (composer/lyricist), Sisters Of Swing (Carbonell nomination), I Love A Piano, The Last Five Years, Spitfire Grill, Dream A Little Dream: The Nearly True Story of The Mamas & The Papas (Carbonell nomination), Some Kind Of Wonderful (Co-Creator, Silver Palm Award winner), Hair and Pajama Game at Arizona Theatre Company (both Arizona MAC Award winners: “Best Musical”) and Larry in the LORT premiere of {title of show}, Beehive (Riverside Theatre), Joseph (starring William Katt), Another Summer (World Premiere starring Marni Nixon), World Goes Round, Little Shop, Tommy, Godspell, {title of show} many others. Mr. McGovern is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Temple University and lives in New York City.