A classically trained pianist, Chris King is an in-demand pianist, keyboardist, accompanist, arranger, vocal coach and musical director based in Sydney, Australia. He has worked in musical theatre, cabaret, tertiary institutions, vocal and instrumental exam accompaniment, piano bars, tribute shows, pop/rock bands and film/television.
Theatre credits as Musical Director/Conductor include Irene (Neglected Musicals), CATS South Korea/Taiwan (S & Co/The Really Useful Group), Falsettos (co-MD) (Darlinghurst Theatre Company), Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens (Paul Holmes Productions), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (New Theatre) and Reefer Madness (Squabbalogic).
As Associate/Assistant Musical Director: Aladdin (The Walt Disney Company), CATS Australia (The Really Useful Group /Lunchbox Theatrical Productions), Wicked (GFO/Universal), The Rob Guest Endowment Concert (Rob Guest Endowment), No Way To Treat A Lady (Darlinghurst Theatre Company).
As an orchestral keyboardist he has worked on several major Australian musicals including Hamilton (Michael Cassel Group), Pippin (GFO), The Book of Mormon (GFO/Watchtower Productions), Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical (Michael Cassel Group), We Will Rock You (GFO, Queen Theatrical), Strictly Ballroom (Global Creatures), The Lion King (The Walt Disney Company), Grease (GFO), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (James Anthony Productions), The Addams Family Musical (Rodney Rigby/New Theatricals), Legally Blonde (GFO), An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical (GFO), Hairspray The Musical (Dainty Consolidated/Roadshow) and Kiss of The Spiderwoman (Darlinghurst Theatre Company).
As audition and/or rehearsal pianist: Hamilton (Michael Cassel Group), Hairspray (Crossroads Live), Mary Poppins (Michael Cassel Group), Frozen (The Walt Disney Company), 9 to 5 (GFO), The Book of Mormon (GFO/Watchtower Productions), Aspects of Love (Hayes Theatre/Walk This Way), Billy Elliot (Louise Withers & Associates), Saturday Night Fever (GFO), Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (GFO), Mamma Mia (Louise Withers & Associates), Muriel’s Wedding (Sydney Theatre Company/Global Creatures), The Bodyguard (GFO), Matilda The Musical (Louise Withers & Associates), Dirty Dancing The Musical (GFO), Les Misérables (Michael Cassel Group), and Cho Cho (Playking Productions).
Cabaret/Concert credits as Musical Director/Conductor include The Italian Tenors (Abstract Entertainment), Eireborne – The Rebirth of Irish Dance (Mpire Creative), The Kermond 3-Gen Show (Kermond Creative), The Tap Pack (The Tap Pack), Hats Off (Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS), Twisted Broadway (Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS), Songs From Below 54th Street (Alexis Fishman), and Der Gelbe Stern (Alexis Fishman).
Chris is a freelance musical director, conductor, vocal coach, accompanist and arranger and continues to work as a performance and audition technique consultant to tertiary musical theatre students and as vocal coach to acting students.