Chris Andersson is the Director of Admissions for the Drama department at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He oversees the entire artistic review process for 3,000 candidates for Drama every year.
Chris came to NYU directly from working as the Director of Recruitment for the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT, where he also served as NTI’s representative on the Twelve College Exchange. For the eleven years prior to that, he was the Administrative Director of the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program, a college-level study semester in experimental performance, administered by Trinity College in Hartford, CT and housed at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in the East Village of New York City. Chris has taught on the faculty of the Theater & Dance Department at Trinity College and for the Hartford chapter of the I Have a Dream Program.
Chris has a long history in New York as a well-received performer of both theater and cabaret and as an independent theatrical producer, particularly of THE MONEY SHOT cabaret series, which won both audience and critical acclaim. He is a proud member of the board of The Other Side of Silence (TOSOS), New York City's oldest professional LGBTQ+ theater company which celebrates the community's voices of the past, present and future. He holds a B.A. in Theater and Dance, for which he received the George E. Nicholls III Prize in Theater, and an M.A. in English, both from Trinity College. Chris loves to travel and the minute you talk about going abroad, he’s tossing some underwear in an overnighter and heading out the door to meet you at the airport.