Chris starred as Detective Andy Bellefleur in HBO’s hit series “True Blood.” He is also well known from the HBO series “The Wire” in his acclaimed role as union boss “Frank Sobotka,” and can be seen in David Simon’s HBO series “The Deuce.” He stars on “Survivor’s Remorse” on the Starz network, and was recently seen in the award winning FX limited series “The People vs. OJ Simpson.” Recent feature film appearances include Clint Eastwood’s Sully and Money Monster, directed by Jodie Foster. His previous work with David Mamet includes the West Coast premiere of Race with Center Theater Group in Los Angeles and Romanceat Bay Street Theater. Bauer returns to Atlantic following starring in Melissa James Gibson’s What Rhymes with America and Jez Butterworth’s hit plays The Night Heron, Parlour Song and Mojo. He made his Broadway debut in A Streetcar Named Desire, for which he was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award. For HBO Films, Bauer appeared in 61*, directed by Billy Crystal, as well as The Notorious Bettie Page and Bernard and Doris. On television, he was a series regular on NBC’s “Third Watch,” “Smith” on CBS, and ESPN’s “Tilt” and has appeared in films from many of Hollywood’s biggest directors such as Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen, John Woo, Steve Buscemi, Robert Redford and Joel Schumacher, among others.
Simple and honest stories since 1985 production history
Founded as an ensemble of impassioned student artists in 1985, Atlantic Theater Company has grown into a powerhouse off-Broadway company.
Celebrating over 35 years of theater since its inception, Atlantic Theater Company has produced more than 200 plays including Tony Award-winning productions of Kimberly Akimbo (Jeanine Tesori, David Lindsay-Abaire), The Band’s Visit (David Yazbek, Itamar Moses), Spring Awakening (Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik), and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh); Pulitzer Prize recipients English (Sanaz Toossi) and Between Riverside and Crazy (Stephen Adly Guirgis); New York Drama Critics’ Circle winner for Best New Play The Night Alive (Conor McPherson) and Best Foreign Play Hangmen (Martin McDonagh); and Obie Award winner for Best New American Play Describe the Night (Rajiv Joseph).
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The Band’s Visit wins the Tony Award for Best Musical