Christopher M. Walsh is a writer and actor based in Chicago, IL. He is a member of the artistic ensemble at Lifeline Theatre, a company member and Literary Manager of WildClaw Theatre, and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. His adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, originally produced by Lifeline Theatre, are published by Sordelet Ink, and are available for purchase through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Other plays include an adaptation of The City & The City by China Miéville, and a musical adaptation of Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman, written in collaboration with composer/lyricist Christopher Kriz. He was nominated for a Jeff Award in 2014 for A Tale of Two Cities, and his radio play Fracture Zone won the coveted Bloody Axe Award in WildClaw Theatre’s 2014 Deathscribe Festival of horror radio plays.
As an actor, Christopher has performed with a number of Chicago companies including Lifeline Theatre, the House Theatre of Chicago, the Factory Theater Company, Strawdog Theatre, A Red Orchid Theatre, Griffin Theatre, Right Brain Project, and City Lit. He’s also made it to the small screen a couple of times, with appearances on Chicago Fire (NBC) and Betrayal (ABC). Favorite roles include Abraham Pride in The Hammer Trinity, Sgt. Jackrum in Monstrous Regiment, Porthos in The Three Musketeers, Bigwig in Watership Down, and Mr. Vandemar in Neverwhere.
Originally from Muskegon, MI, he moved to Chicago to study acting at Columbia College. He makes his home on the city’s North Side with his wife Mandy and two cats. When he isn’t acting or writing for the stage, Christopher works in arts administration, and does freelance web development.