Christopher J Hanke
Christopher is an American actor, director, and all around theater nerd. This fall, he is directing a mainstage production of Snakebit for Pace University. Christopher also creates and directs many different devised theater pieces for Broadway Dreams Foundation in multiple cities across the country. This summer, he directed It Is What It Is at The One Festival in NYC, where it won the top prize, and is slated for an Off-Broadway run this fall.
As an actor, Christopher most recently starred in the hit one-man comedy, Buyer & Cellar, in New York and Toronto, to rave reviews and Topher Payne’s newest play, Perfect Arrangement, at Primary Stages in NYC. Before that he ate the scenery as Bud Frump in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed… Other Broadway credits include: Rent (Mark), Cry-Baby (Baldwin) and In My Life (JT). Additionally, Hanke played Tommy Boatwright in director George C. Wolfe’s Tony® Award-winning production of The Normal Heart at Arena Stage in DC and starred as Claude in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Hair in NYC. On the road, he is starred in the national tours of The Fully Monty (Ethan Girard), Fame (Nick Piazza), and the Deaf West/Roundabout production of Big River (Tom Sawyer).
Christopher plays Devon on the hit comedy series Odd Mom Out on BRAVO now in it’s third season. He also has a recurring role on the sitcom Kevin Can Wait on CBS starring Kevin James. He played Fabian in the last season of Devious Maids; was series regular Ryan Abbot on the CBS medical drama Three Rivers; had a recurring role of Stuart on HBOs Big Love; and has guest starred on Nashville, Major Crimes, The Client List, Brothers & Sisters, and recently on Younger. Hanke is a graduate of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade comedy school and performs improv in LA and NYC in hopes to make people laugh.
He has a dog named Grover. Not after the muppet. Or the President.