Christian is a multifaceted singer, songwriter and theater performer. Like flipping a switch, he can go from singing a tenor aria like, Nessun Dorma, for the President of Italy, at the White House, to performing as Jack Kelly in Newsies, at Arena Stage, to belting Uptown Funk with the weekend wedding band, to singing his sensitive and soulful original music. Because of his skill as a vocal chameleon, Christian has become a sought after performer in the DC area, performing in musicals and cabarets at Arena Stage, Signature Theatre and in nationally televised concerts with the American Pops Orchestra.
Christian discovered his love of music as a young child through the piano and later through his voice, in middle school choir. Around the same time, he began to explore the world of songwriting, putting his youthful emotions into written verse, and searching the keys for the harmonies and melodies that would become the seeds for his first songs. His love of songwriting has been an artistic thread and consistent companion along side his study and focus on vocal and theatrical performance.
Christian studied classical singing at the University of Maryland. Upon graduating, he auditioned and won a spot as a tenor, serving in United States Army Chorus, where he spent four years singing for dignitaries, presidents and foreign leaders. Though classically trained, Christian has been rewarded for his pursuit and love of other vocal styles. In 2018 he was awarded one of the top prizes in the prestigious, international Lotte Lenya Vocal Competition, and was a finalist in the American Traditions Vocal Competition the following year.
In 2019 as he prepared to leave the army, Christian began to audition for musical theater productions in the DC area, quickly garnering attention from Tony Award Winning regional theaters like Arena Stage and Signature Theatre. In his first professional production, he understudied and went on as the leading role of Jack Kelly in Newsies at Arena Stage. He then went on to be featured in the world premier production of Gun & Powder at Signature Theatre, with the acclaimed Broadway director, Robert O’Hara. Christian is currently featured in Signature Theatre’s 2020-2021 digital season, in the Signature Vinyl concert, as well as staring in Signature’s production of the Off-Broadway hit, Midnight at the Never Get, premiering in April 2021.
Over the past two years, Christian has come into his own as a singer/songwriter. In 2018 he released his debut EP of original music, “Lonely Paradise”. The following year, he was selected to be on of six featured Artists in Residence at the Strathmore Music Center. As a part of his residency, he curated two full length concerts of original music, and was commissioned to debut a new body of work. Christian is now releasing his debut full length album, “Inside Voice”, featuring a melting pot of styles, genres and sounds to reflect how far our hearts and minds can travel, when our physical bodies are stuck inside.
Christian now lives in New York City, where he plans to pursue opportunities in writing, performing and teaching.