Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore is a Chicago-based writer of musical theatre, as well as a freelance designer.  

Arriving in Chicago at age 22 from Dayton, Ohio,  Chris'  work  is  profoundly shaped and influenced by the Windy City.  Part of the early professional non-Equity theatre scene, his one-act musical Prick  O'  The Rose was the breakout  hit of  the  first   Loop Theatre Festival. 

He then began a long and productive relationship with director David Zak at Bailiwick Repertory, as musical director of  Animal Farm. This was followed by composing and musical directing Zak's production of Brecht's St. Joan of  the Stockyards, , and directing Jerker, the inaugural production of Bailiwick's hallmark Gay and Lesbian Pride Series. 

In addition, his musical adaptation of Twain's The Prince and the Pauper  premiered at the Athenaeum Theatre.

 In 1993, he won his first Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work for Son of Fire  at Bailiwick. The production starred Alexandra Billings, of the hit tv series Transparent,  & The Nap on Broadway,  & Will Chase, Tony nominee for The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Optioned for Broadway before its Chicago opening by HAIR  producer Michael Butler, Pope Joan  went on to win Jeff Awards for New Work, Production and Direction. 

During the development process for Pope Joan,  including a workshop production at Roosevelt University directed by Tom O'Horgan  (HAIR, Jesus Christ, Superstar on Broadway)  Moore directed the 1st commercial production of Pope Joan at the Mercury Theatre. 

He then began  a  decade+ period  during which he developed his skill as a fashion  designer & artist.   

 In addition to his designing interests, he is a photographer, digital image editor, & graphic designer. 

Current projects:

MeThoPoTaMia,  based on Dickens' Oliver Twist.

Isabelita!  The Last Perón (La Última Perón)  about Argentine president Isabel Martinez de Perón.


I've spent much of my professional life as an award-winning playwright/composer. I've been  optioned for Broadway, and produced in Chicago, LA, and regionally.  I believe in passionate  musical theatre that uses offbeat or unusual stories to illuminate the modern human experience.