Chris Mauro is a proud SIUAC alum, who started back in 2009, where he took several dance classes, as well as performed in the Theatre Troupe “Act 1.” Since graduating college in 2014 from Nazareth College of Rochester, where he was a Musical Theatre major, Chris has been working all over the country and even all over the world. He started his career doing regional theatre in Pennsylvania, doing some new works, as well as performing in some classics, like Children of Eden (Abel). From there Chris booked a few national tours, traveling all over the United States, with the touring children’s theatre company ArtsPower, where he spent 3 toursplaying the villains in the shows "Four Score and Seven Years Ago" (Sgt. Hitchborne), "The Monster Who Ate My Peas: (The Monster), and "Chicken Dance" (Mac the Duck). Now living in NYC, Chris began working at the World Famous Ellen’s Stardust Diner in Times Square where he performs as a singing waiter. Since getting hired there, Chris has gone on to perform on 2 different cruise ships, The Viking Sun and The AIDA Mar, as well as a few off Broadway shows right in NYC, Unspoken Conversations (Frank Wedekind) and Yosef (Reuven). He even got to tour through China with the Nickelodeon TV show production of Paw Live (Mayor Humdinger). Chris will become a proud member of Actor’s Equity this year as he returns to one of his favorite regional theatres, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in Grand Lake, Colorado, where he performed in The Full Monty (Dave), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Inspector Pinckney) and Annie (Drake) in 2018. Chris really wants to thank
"SIUAC, as it was the first place that really helped him hone his skills and helped nurture his love for the arts. The whole Colombo family had a part in helping getting him there and they truly helped him discover his passion for performing, which he will forever be grateful for. Love you all."