Faculty in the News: Chris Brick
LIHSA Faculty member Chris Brick was interviewed to be part of the third edition of Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions written by David Sisco and Laura Josepher, just released September 2022.
The authors have been guest lecturers at LIHSA in previous years.
Updated in 2022, this Third Edition of Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions will walk you through every step of the audition process, from figuring out where to audition and choosing audition material to deciding where to attend.
Mr. Brick is quoted throughout the book, including this one on page 126:
As we shared many times throughout the book, many young artists make their college decision based on information published by an institution rather than investing time in really getting to know where they might be for the next four years.
As Educator Chris Brick notes, “I have had a number of students get into what they consider to be the top programs, attend for a semester or year, and then realize that this program actually isn’t for them. Sit down and think about your needs (program size, training techniques, performance opportunities, etc.) and then narrow down the colleges that are right for you based on that.” Parent Gail Kang agrees, “My advice is to only apply to schools that your child would really want to go to if accepted.”
About Chris Brick:
Chris Brick is a graduate of Pace University’s B.F.A in Musical Theater where he minored in Dance. He also holds a Masters in English Education with a dual certification in Theatre Education from Adelphi University. Chris grew up on Long Island and has been performing from an early age. Off-Broadway credits include Ensemble in Chautauqua! (The Public Theater) and originating the role of Anthony in Judy & Me (St. Luke’s Theater). National tours include Jojo in Seussical directed by Tony-nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Some regional credits include Barnaby in Hello, Dolly! (Maltz Jupiter Theater) starring television and Broadway notables Vicki Lewis and Gary Beach, Robertson Ay in Mary Poppins (Kansas City Starlight) and Freddie in The Will Rogers Follies (Gateway Playhouse). Workshops and Readings include Frederick in Admissions, Nibs in Darling and George McFly in a musical adaptation of Back to the Future. Other credits include Chip in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Emcee in Cabaret, Arpad in She Loves Me and Alan in Bare. Chris has directed and choreographed numerous productions including Gypsy, Cats, The SpongeBob Musical, Mamma Mia, In the Heights, Hairspray, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, The Wild Party and Little Shop of Horrors. He has taught dance and theatre workshops throughout Long Island over the past 15 years. Chris is a member of Actors Equity Association