I hold 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, I was afforded the honor of being accepted to the program in teacher training for Fitzmaurice Voicework and Voice and Speech Pedagogy. I then spent the next two and a half years training as a voice, speech, dialect, and text coach for both actors and non-actors, and have been coaching and teaching voice, speech, and dialects ever since!
A large portion of my work now focuses on Elysium Conservatory Theatre, where I have the pleasure of serving as Head of Voice and Speech, a senior member of the acting company, and as the primary voice and speech instructor in the Conservatory. Additionally, I work out of my private studio coaching actors for roles in film and television and recording voiceover for radio and audio books.
My private studio, the Lang Voice Studio, is where I get to work with students and professionals in all areas of voice and voice related growth. Clients can expect to grow in all areas of their voice and can work on issues ranging from vocal production to accent acquisition and reduction, as well as voiceover, corporate training and comprehensive presentation and imaging skills. I regularly teach workshops in speech and accents, both to actors and other teachers and trainers. I LOVE helping my clients and conservatory students find power in their voices, and achieve success in their careers!!
My own love of voicework stems from the discovery that it was my road into my work as an actor. I love to help other actors integrate this kind of work into their own processes and to see them grow and prosper in their art and this business.
As a voice coach, I have been privileged to coached productions in regional theatres around America and also internationally (The American Repertory Theatre and the Moscow Art Theatre being two of my favorites!). I have coached productions for some of the industry’s foremost directors including Robert Woodruff, Ola Mafaalani, Jeri Mouwad, Rinde Eckert, Gadi Roll, Marcus Stern, Martin Jago, KJ Sanchez, Scott Zigler, Sam Wiseman, Roman Kozak, and Karin Coonrod and Aaron Ganz. I have 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), and others.
I have taught at Harvard University, Harvard Summer and Extensions Schools, the University of Wyoming, the ART Institute, The Moscow Art Theatre School, Elysium Conservatory Theatre, AMDA, The Acting Matrix Conservatory, and Andrew Wood Acting Studio. I am a teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. and Knight-Thompson Speechwork, the gold standard in training for dialect coaches and speech/accent teachers.
Chris is an avid outdoorsman and has climbed 27 of Colorado’s 58 Fourteen Thousand Foot peaks!