Christopher G. Masucci Christopher G. Masucci

Christopher G. Masucci

Acting, Hobbits, Muppets, Simple is Good, I will Sleep When I am Dead

"This one is going to be an Actor," said Christopher's grandmother when he was at the young age of two. Christopher started acting when he was in the eighth grade starring as “The Emperor” in the spoof Attack of the Clowns. From there he enrolled at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. During his high school years, Christopher took to the stage as Chaparral Theatre's Antagonist, studying under the direction of Ed Como. Roles included “Count Gregor” in Fools, “Owen” in The Foreigner and several other supporting roles. He was also selected and given the opportunity to perform in Edinburgh, Scotland at the International Fringe Festival in 2011 as “Little Harp” in the musical The Robber Bridegroom. From high school, Christopher enrolled at Scottsdale Community College and joined SCC Theatre Arts. During his course studies he participated in theatre productions, enrolled in the Scottsdale Conservator Theatre, and worked as the Administrative Assistant for SCC Theatre Arts. Some of his favorite roles while studying at SCC included, “Truffaldino” in The Servant of Two Masters, showcasing his vocal ability as an Ensemble and Solo member in Songs for a New World, “James” in The Miracle Worker, and “HE” in HE Who Gets Slapped; a multi-media performance based on the 1924 silent film which combined live theatre with live film. In addition to his stage performances, Christopher was also cast in student film productions at the SCC Film School; playing “Jim” in Eduardo and Ted, directed by Brittany Meyerhardt, and “Amal” in Crimson, directed by Tyler Drosendahl. When not in front of the camera or on stage, Christopher is an enthusiastic Jim Henson fan. He is an aspiring puppeteer and Muppet at heart, hand making several of his own puppets and looks to hone his skills as a puppeteer through film and media. In 2013, Christopher directed, wrote, and produced his first short puppet film (along with Nick Lohanick as cinematographer) Simple Gardening Tips starring “Weedz”, Christopher's first puppet. He lives under Jim Henson's own words and thoughts, "Simple is Good." In his free time, as an Eagle Scout and being brought up in an outdoor family, he has also learned to love water sports, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, mountain biking, fishing, gardening and much more. Christopher has been fortunate to have worked with amazing teachers and mentors over his acting career that have instilled confidence and given him wisdom in the art of acting: Randy Messersmith, EE Moe, Maren Mascarelli, Boyd Branch, Pamela Fields, Ed Como, Bill True, and Jim Coats. Christopher would not be the young, blessed man he is today without his family. He is and always will be thankful for his father Steven, mother Elizabeth, brother Nicholas, and all of his extended family and friends for showing tremendous support and unconditional love.