Christopher Kehoe is a theatre actor, playwright, director, and stage manager. He has performed in over fifty productions with more than twenty companies, devised original plays created in-ensemble, and produced his own work called "brilliant" by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and "genius" by Minnesota Playlist. Christopher has studied long-form improvisation at Brave New Institute, physical performance and devising technique with The SITI Company, Sandbox Theatre, Odin Teatret, and artists from the former Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and game and clown at Ecole Philippe Gaulier. He holds an MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre from Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre.
Christopher Kehoe has performed onstage in over fifty productions with more than twenty theatre companies, from classical Shakespeare to musical theatre to new work. He has a special interest in physical performance and ensemble-created theatre.
Selected musical theatre roles
- Macheath in The Threepenny Opera
- Dr. Frank 'N' Furter in The Rocky Horror Show
- Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl
- Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Selected classical text roles
- Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Olivia in Twelfth Night
- Aeneas in Dido, Queen of Carthage
- Parolles in All’s Well That Ends Well
- 2018 Best Featured Actor, Musical [nominated] (Nick Arnstein, Funny Girl), Sarasota Herald-Tribune
- 2017 Best Actor (Chris, All My Sons), Times-Standard
- 2016 Best Actor (Macheath, The Threepenny Opera), Times-Standard
“...steals the show, with some over-the-top, slapstick humor.”—William Randall Beard, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Christopher Kehoe is a director and movement coach, with special interest in physical performance and ensemble creation. He has directed original work presented by Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Broadway musicals for Ferndale Repertory Theatre, and classical text as a guest director for Classical Actors Ensemble’s Complete Sonnets Festival.
- 2017 Best Director (Disney's Beauty and the Beast), Times-Standard
- 2015 Best Musical (Little Women), Times-Standard
“...one person's impossible task is [Kehoe's] irresistible challenge.”—David Jervis, North Coast Journal
Christopher Kehoe has created original solo performances, plays devised in-ensemble, and literary adaptations. The ensemble-created tragedy I Will Show You Fear in a Handful of Dust played to sold-out audiences at Dell’Arte International, and his meta-theatrical comedy Joe Dowling's William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet on the Moon, featuring Kate Mulgrew as Lady Capulet was named one of the best plays of 2012 by City Pages.
“...hits it completely out of the park.”—Ed Huyck, City Pages
Christopher Kehoe’s training includes commedia dell’arte, mask performance, clown, melodrama, vaudeville, and physical storytelling. He has worked with Oregon Children's Theatre, coached high school competitive speech for over five years with Mounds Park Academy and Saint Anthony Main, and coached movement at The University of Texas at Austin.