CHRISTOPHER KELLY is a New York-based actor that has performed in Tony award-winning theaters across the United States and has appeared in film and television.
In New York, he recently completed filming on season 2 of HBO's "Succession" and on Hulu's "The Path," recurring as young Dr. Steven Meyer - founder of "Meyerism" - in flashbacks throughout Season 3. He has also performed at the Public Theatre in their Mobile Unit production of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, appeared in the hit Off-Broadway revival of Lillian Hellman’s Another Part of the Forest, and was featured as Ishmael in the Drama Desk nominated production of Moby Dick at the Ohio Theatre.
Across the U.S., Christopher was most recently featured in the critically acclaimed production of Born Yesterday at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Before that, he appeared in the title role of J.B. Priestly's classic An Inspector Calls at the Pioneer Theatre in Utah and also as Doctor Givings in Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room at Syracuse Stage. Previously, he was part of seven seasons with the Denver Center Theatre Company, where his credits include Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, title roles in The Cripple of Inishmaan and in the world premiere of Pierre, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novel by Herman Melville. In addition, he helped develop plays from the Colorado New Play Summit at the Denver Center with featured roles in the world premiere productions of Great Wall Story and Grace, or the Art of Climbing.
At the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., he played Prince Hal in Henry IV, parts 1 & 2 under the direction of Bill Alexander (Royal Shakespeare Company), and performed the title role in Pericles – named one the top Bay Area productions of 2008 - at the California Shakespeare Festival. Other credits include actor Garry Lejeune in David H. Bell’s critically acclaimed production of Noises Off (Cleveland Playhouse), Tom Carter in the world premiere of Thornton Wilder's The Rivers Under the Earth (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Iachimo in the celebrated production of Cymbeline at the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival (under the direction of Rob Clare), Proof, Witness for the Prosecution (Cincinnati Playhouse), and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (Intiman Theatre, Seattle). Favorite roles also include Tom Wingfield in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, Wolfgang Mozart in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus at the Historic Fulton Opera House (Lancaster, PA), Septimus Hodge in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia (Theatreworks, CA), poet Percy Shelley in the world premiere of The Yellow Leaf (Pioneer Theatre Company), inventor Wilbur Wright in the world premiere of The Center of Gravity (Portland Stage), and all male roles in Jose Rivera's Marisol (Luna Stage, NJ).
Christopher had the honor to perform in Stories on Stage (with Elliot Gould) as the narrator of “Powder,” by Tobias Wolff , and portrayed Hamlet opposite Michael Learned in an evening directed by Nobel Prize winning playwright Wole Soyinka. He has also proudly helped to develop new plays with international playwrights - such as Jose Rivera and Jeffrey Hatcher - and theatre companies across the country, including the aforementioned Denver Center Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Pioneer Theatre, and Portland Stage. Film/ Television credits include a recurring role on Hulu's "The Path", as well as “Damages," a recurring role on the CBS series “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” (co-starring with Johnny Cash and Jane Seymour), and a featured role in the historical “Brothers of the Borderland,” (narrated by Oprah Winfrey). He is a member of the Actors Center Workshop Company in New York and received his M.F.A. from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program.