Chrissie is an Honorary Associate of the Academy and has staged many productions for the Musical Theatre Department.
Chrissie appeared in the original west end casts of Billy, Irene, Evita, Barnum and Blondel and in variety at the London Palladium and Victoria Palace. Television appearances includes The One and Only Phyllis Dixey, There’s Something Wrong in Paradise, The Stanley Baxter Show, The Morecambe and Wise Show and The Good Old Days. She appears in The Great Muppet Caper, Lassiter, Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
Chrissie staged and choreographed the original West End productions of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Sherlock Holmes The Musical and the London premiere of Mack and Mabel. She choreographed The Entertainer, Devil’s Virtuoso, Annie, The Card, On The Twentieth Century, Witches of Eastwick and the musical staging for the Showbizpops Orchestra’s concert tour of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. For television she choreographed Kiss Me Kate, Alas Smith and Jones and Hit Dancing.
As associate director and choreographer - the London, New York and Australian productions of Five Guys Named Moe, worldwide productions of Cats and most recently The Phantom Of The Opera, as associate choreographer for West End and Broadway. She was associate to Gillian Lynne on The Likes of Us, Brick by Bricusse and Dear World; was children’s director on Mary Poppins and resident director on Cats, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Sister Act and Wizard of Oz.
Chrissie directed To Gillie With Love at the Gillian Lynne Theatre and was movement director on The Private Ear and The Public Eye and Birdsong for the Original Theatre Company. She is an Honorary Associate of the Academy where she has staged many productions including This is The Hour – a celebration of the music of Claude-Michel Schönberg.