Chris is a native of Cary, North Carolina where he has been an active member of community and regional theatre productions. His original career aspirations were to be a scientist or a rock and roll star. Then he caught the theatre bug and the rest is history!
As a youngster, he began his singing career with the renowned Raleigh Boychoir. He equates his still strong falsetto singing abilities to the training he received there. He has studied voice with Alison Lawrence at The Singer's Art in Raleigh, NC, acting with Christine Heneghan in Cary, NC, and dance with Beth Peele in Cary, NC.
2020 WAS slated to start off with a bang for Chris! He was supposed to revisit a show he loves - Big River. He was to make his debut with the Atlanta Lyric Theatre in Big River showing off his harmonica skills. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 the show was cancelled. All in all 6 shows/performances he lined up were cancelled. Stay tuned for post Covid-19 productions in the future!
A re-cap of 2019 because it was filled with great roles and accomplishments!
In spring 2019, Chris made his regional theatre debut with The Temple Theatre (Sanford, NC) playing Huckleberry Finn in Big River (Director, Gavan Pamer). RDU On Stage said of his performance, "Chris Inhulsen’s genuineness and boyish naiveté as Huck could charm the cottonmouths out of the Mississippi." While Triangle Arts and Entertainment noted, "Chris Inhulsen plays the mischievous Huckleberry Finn with a blend of wide-eyed innocence and self interest. He plays well off of Khawon Porter’s runaway slave Jim. Their chemistry is real, and their vocals blend beautifully."
Summer 2019 Chris played Jimmy Ray Dobbs in NC State TheatreFest's (Raleigh, NC) production of Bright Star (Director, Rachel Klem). RDU On Stage said, "Another standout is Chris Inhulsen fresh off his portrayal as Huckleberry Finn in Temple Theatre’s production of Big River last March. Bright Star showcases Inhulsen’s triple threat capabilities.
In addition to being a part of these great productions, Chris also graduated from Wake Technical Community College in May 2019. He plans on completing his next degree in Accounting with a minor in Musical Theatre. His goal is to complete his college experience debt free!
Chris also participated as a teaching assistant for Next Stop Broadway ® (Tony Parise, Director), at the Durham Performing Arts Center, Summer 2019. Previously he has been a nominee for the National High School Musical Theatre Regional Awards (affiliated with The Jimmy Awards), attended the UNC School of the Arts Summer Drama Intensive - Musical Theatre Focus, Raleigh Little Theatre's Teens on Stage Summer Conservatory, as well as local workshops and classes.
Chris's proudest accomplishment was when he was selected out of 18,000 applicants to perform at Carnegie Hall in their performance series celebrating their 125th year. He was honored to sing with students from around the world on this prestigious stage.
In his spare time Chris has begun to invest in real estate, works as a lifeguard, and volunteers whenever he can. He maintains an active performance schedule while also attending college.
No matter what you do, keep the Arts in your life!
Catch Chris next in...
Atlanta Lyric Theatre
April 10 - 26, 2020
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