Marymount Manhattan

Department of
Theatre Arts

Christine Riley

Christine is a Musical Director and Pianist currently residing in New York City. Recent New York City credits include: Music Director/Arranger/Orchestrator for A Moment in Time with Stewart Lane, Music Director/Arranger for The Quiet Clock, Director and Music Director for EDGES and SHOUT! The Mod Musical (Marymount Manhattan College), as well as Musical Director for Sweet Charity with Jeff Shade, Rags with Barbara Siman-Strouse, Triumph of Love with Kevin Connell (Marymount Manhattan College), and 21st Century Noel Coward with Larry Fuller (Lincoln Center and the York Theatre). Other NYC credits include: My Vaudeville Man (The York Theatre), Gemini The Musical (The Acorn), Flight of the Lawnchair Man (37 Arts), Seesaw (The Connelly Theatre), and Count to Ten (Theatre at St. Clements). National Tour: Thoroughly Modern Millie. She has also served as the Music Director for numerous NYC cabaret shows as well as regional and university productions for the Prather Family of Theatres, Arizona State University, Cornell University, Casino Rama, and Fallsview Casino among others. Christine also arranged and conducted a new musical, Caterina’s Son, in Florence, Italy.

Christine is currently a member of the faculty at Marymount Manhattan College, a musical director for Camp Broadway and maintains a private vocal coaching studio.           

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B.M., Ithaca College, M.M., Arizona State University

Recent Work


Associate Musical Director for Making Magic/Defying Gravity. Lincoln, Nebraska, June 2013.


Musical Director for the Fordham University benefit concert. New York City, Spring 2013.


Musical Director and Orchestrator for Triumph of Love. Theresa Lang Theatre, Marymount Manhattan College, Spring 2013.


Musical Director for the Freshman Show. Marymount Manhattan College, Spring 2013.


Vocal Coach for Ruined. Theresa Lang Theatre, Marymount Manhattan College, Fall 2012.


Musical Director and Arranger for 21st Century Noel Coward with Larry Fuller. The York Theatre and Lincoln Center, New York City, June 2012.


Musical Director and Orchestrator for Rags at Marymount Manhattan College with Barbara Siman-Strouse. Spring 2012. 


Musical Director, Arranger and Orchestrator for A Moment in Time, a new musical by Stewart Lane (5 time Tony Award winner) starring Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll and Hyde), Liz Larson (Hairspray and The Most Happy Fella), and Drake Bell (Nickelodeon’s Drake and Josh). Playwright’s Horizon, New York City, October 2011.


Musical Director for the demo recording of A Quiet Clock. New York City, October 2011. 


Musical Director for a ceremony in Central Park for the winner of the 2011 John Denver Spirit Award winner, Stewart Lane. New York City, October 2011.


Musical Director and Arranger for a reading of a new musical, A Quiet Clock, starring Alan H Green (Sister Act), Eddie Korbich (Wicked, The Little Mermaid), and Ann Sanders (Beauty and the Beast, Avenue Q). Pearl Studios, New York City, September 2011.


Musical Director for various workshops in New York City for Ken Davenport Productions (ongoing).


Musical Director for the new musical, Making God. Fringe Festival, New York City, Summer 2011.


Musical Director for Sweet Charity. Theresa Lang Theatre, Marymount Manhattan College, Spring 2011.


Director/Musical Director for EDGES and SHOUT! The Mod Musical. Theresa Lang Theatre, Marymont Manhattan College, January 2011.


Musical Director, Arranger and Pianist for Anny’s Old Fashioned Christmas Squeeze. Duplex Theatre, New York City, December 2010 and 2011.


Musical Director, Conductor and Pianist for Kathie Lee Gifford and Friends. 
Mariott Marquis, New York City, September 2010.


Associate Musical Director: CD release performance and celebration for the My Vaudeville Man cast album recording. Barnes and Noble, New York City, August 2010.


Musical Director, Orchestrator and Arranger for the new musical A Moment in Time (written by Stewart F. Lane, music and lyrics by John Denver). Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, Dix Hills, NY, Summer 2010


Additional Professional Activities:

Musical Director for Camp Broadway. Various cities, 2012 –present.


Guest Artist at the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Thespian Conference held by the Educational Theatre Alliance at The University of Nebraska – Lincoln.


Recording Engineer for the demo recording of Heaven Can Wait, a new musical by Joseph Stein and David Pomeranz. New York City, May 2011.


Instructor for The Audition Doctors at Ripley Grier studios in New York City (ongoing).


Private Vocal Coach, New York City (ongoing).


College Service:

June 2012/2013 I served as the music director and pianist for a student performance at the 75th Anniversary Gala at the Metropolitan Club.


In the spring of 2012 and 2013, I arranged for the Weathervane Playhouse, a summer stock company, to hold an audition for their summer season for our Marymount Musical theatre students. A number of students were offered jobs as actors for the summer.


On May 6th 2012, I served as the Music Director and pianist for the Middle States Dinner.


In December 2011 and 2012, I served as the music supervisor for a student performance at the Annual Trustee Donor Dinner at the Lotus Club.


In December 2011 and 2012, I served as the music supervisor for a student performance at the annual RSHM Christmas Party.


During April and May 2012, I assisted the student club, Club Fierce, in their performances. I arranged music for the Disney Cabaret and filled in as a substitute pianist for the Freshman Showcase.


August 2011 and 2012, I served as the Music Director and Pianist for the parent/student orientations.


Musical Director for the Wall the Wall concert (2010 and 2011) and a dinner and two luncheons as part of the Homecoming weekend celebrations.


Musical Director for various services held in the Marymount College Chapel (2010 – present).


Member, commencement committee. My main responsibility was to oversee all aspects of music and sound for the Commencement ceremony.


Adjudicator for all NYC audition days for prospective students for the Department of Theatre held at Marymount as well as out of town auditions in Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas


Faculty Advisor, Student Choir.