Chris Cox

Chris has been involved in musical theatre from a young age. He began in 2002 with his first Hutt Valley Gangshow with scouting and has currently been involved with eight of these including assisting the Musical Director. Chris began to branch out in 2008 doing shows for Hutt City Musical Theatre (HCMT).

It wasn’t until 2015 when he did his first show with Upper Hutt Musical Theatre (UHMT) where he played Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar. Since then Chris has also played Austin in the New Zealand Premiere of I Love You Because in 2016, Chad in All Shook Up in 2017, the Narrator in Into the Woods in 2018 and more recently joined the cast of 55 Musicals: Abridged! in June 2019.

Chris is very passionate about musical theatre. He holds a degree in Musicology from the New Zealand School of Music and a Degree in Commerce and Administration majoring in Accounting and Commercial law. More recently he has been involved in vocal coaching and musical direction. Apart from his time assisting the musical director in the HVGS Chris has MD’d Be Bop A Lula and Little Shop Of Horrors for HCMT, All Shook Up for UHMT and Phantom of the Opera for Wainuiomata Little Theatre.

When Chris is not involved with musical theatre you will find him in a trench or digger laying pipe as a drainlayer.

Chris loves working with everyone at UHMT and says “there’s always a laugh to be had and always a good time.”