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Chris Reza

Chris Reza

Biography

Chris in a nutshell

  • IDENTITY: 34-year-old gay, Kansas-born, Texan-raised, New-York-salvaged, Mexican-American taught to pay it forward
  • ACTIVE THEATRE MUSICIAN wielding 16 woodwinds (saxes, flutes, clarinets, oboes) on Broadway (Fun Home chairholder, sub on Book of Mormon, Matilda, Spider-Man, etc), Off-Broadway (A Strange Loop, Carmen Jones, Alice By Heart, etc.), Rockettes’ Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and others. Full list of musicals (50+) available on www.ChrisReza.com
  • NYC MUSICIANS UNION (Local 802 AFM) full-time Theatre Payroll Auditor processing >$5M in health contributions and >$10M in pension contributions for NYC union musicians every year
  • LABOR-ACTIVIST VOLUNTEER who ferociously fought for musicians’ rights as a member on our last two Broadway Negotiating Committees, modernized our member-driven Broadway Theatre Committee as its elected Vice-Chair (2017-2019), founded and lead our Electronic Music Committee in order to bring our union contracts into the 21st century, and more
  • TRAINING:
    • MM – Manhattan School of Music – Jazz Composition
    • BM – University of North Texas – Multiple Woodwinds Performance
    • BM – University of North Texas – Jazz Performance

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Interested in touring?

  • No

Hireable as

  • Pit Musician (Other)

My Instruments

  • Clarinet
  • English Horn
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Piccolo
  • Saxophone

Software

  • Finale
  • GarageBand

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
  • ASCAP
  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Pronouns

  • He/Him