Chris is passionate about turning events into unforgettable experiences. Below are some highlights from Chris's tenure as the Manager of Events & Strategic Partnerships at Davenport Theatrical.
With each of these events, Chris was responsible for:
Event Conception, Flow & Layout/Design
Budget & Contract Preparation
Venue Sourcing & Management
Talent/VIP Coordination, Communication & Management
Vendor/Partner Sourcing, Outreach & Management
Staffing & Day-Of Supervision
Guest Experience Management from Invitation to Post-Event Communication
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND TONY AWARD CELEBRATION
Held at Vida Verde in midtown Manhattan, this event welcomed cast, creatives and VIP affiliates of the Broadway revival of Once On This Island on the night of the 2018 Tony Awards. Guests could enjoy the Tony Awards broadcast on 3 different projection screens, pose on the step & repeat on the outdoor rooftop and indulge in Caribbean-inspired bites and cocktails. This vibrant bash was topped off by a Tony Award victory for Best Musical Revival.
Photos 1-4 by Cailtin McAney / Photos 5-8 by Curtis Brown.
GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER BROADWAY OPENING NIGHT
Held at Dave & Buster's in Times Square, this event welcomed cast, creatives and VIP affiliates of the Broadway musical Gettin' The Band Back Together on the production's opening night. Inspired by the places and characters in the show, Dave & Buster's was transformed into the ultimate "Jersey boy bachelor pad" for one night only. Guests received unlimited access to the games and prize booths in the arcade, danced to a live 80s/90s cover band and posed like rock stars at the photo installation; all while devouring delicious "guilty pleasure" food, beers and spirits. Even if the games got competitive, this opening night party was a clear victory.
Photography by Emilio Madrid Kuser unless noted otherwise.
THE PRODUCER'S PERSPECTIVE SUPER CONFERENCE - 2017 & 2018
Founded by Tony Award-winning Broadway Producer, Ken Davenport, The Super Conference is a gathering of the world’s top theatrical talent for a weekend of education, inspiration and connection. The annual weekend-long conference is jam packed with panels, presentations and off-site networking events with some of Broadway's best and brightest.
Chris spearheaded the inaugural conference and repeated his duties for the 2018 expansion. The first Super Conference was held at Playwrights Horizons and was moved to NYIT Auditorium in its second year.
2017/2018 panelists included Lynn Ahrens, John Cariani, Duncan Sheik, Des McAnuff, Sergio Trujillo, Steven Sater, Lisa Kron, Diana Son, Itamar Moses, Leigh Silverman, John Rando, Kristin Caskey, Neil Pepe, Kirsten Childs, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Michael Weiner, Alan Zachary, Jill Rafson, Diane Borger, Sheryl Kaller , Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey and many other esteemed artists and professionals.
Photography by Daniel Rader.
ADDITIONAL EVENT EXPERIENCE
Chris has produced and managed numerous additional events including:
Networking Happy Hours
VIP Seminar Series & Workshops