Voice and Speech

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Getting To Know: Chris Lang


Training

Mr. Lang holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Wyoming and an MFA from the American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.)/Moscow Art Theatre School (MXAT) Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. While at Harvard, Mr. Lang was afforded the honor of being accepted to the program in teacher training under Fitzmaurice Master Teacher Nancy Houfek. Mr. Lang spent the next two and a half years training as a voice, speech, dialect, and text coach for both actors and non-actors.  Mr. Lang’s love of voice stems from the discovery that it was his road into his work as an actor.

Professional Experience

As an actor, he has appeared on stages across America, and Europe enjoying such roles as George in All My Sons; Iachimo in Cymbeline; Theo in The Underpants; Armado in Love’s Labours Lost; Dying Man in Wings of Desire (American Repertory Theatre), Jimmy, Phil, Randy, and Lendall in Almost Maine and others.

 

As a voice coach, Mr. Lang has coached productions in regional theatres around America and also internationally. He has coached productions with some of the industry’s foremost directors including Robert Woodruff, Ola Mafaalani, Jeri Mouwad, Rinde Eckert, Gadi Roll, Marcus Stern, KJ Sanchez, Scott Zigler, Sam Wiseman, Roman Kozak, and Karin Coonrod. He has also coached privately for film and television actors: Bernie White (24 and The West Wing), Mam Smith (HBO’s Angels in America), Diana Schneider (The Good Shepherd).

 

Mr. Lang has taught at Harvard University, Harvard Summer and Extensions Schools, the University of Wyoming, the ART Institute, and the Moscow Art Theatre School. Chris is a teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, and plans to attend the program in Fitzmaurice teacher certification in the near future.

Did You Know?

Chris is an avid outdoorsman and has climbed 27 of Colorado’s 58 Fourteen Thousand Foot peaks!