Christopher Gurr Jodelet


is an American actor, director and teacher. On Broadway Gurr starred as Bustopher Jones and Gus in the revival of Cats at the Neil Simon Theatre, directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler. He made his Broadway debut playing Senator Strom Thurmond opposite Bryan Cranston’s LBJ in the Tony Award-winning play, All The Way, directed by Bill Rauch. Gurr has been seen on Broadway as, among other things, a villainous fop and a hard-nosed sea captain (Amazing Grace, directed by Gabriel Barre and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli), a factory owner and his fastidious foreman (two different stints in Kinky Boots, directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell), and a very, very strange man in a yellow suit (Tuck Everlasting, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw). Gurr has been featured opposite Raúl Esparza in John Doyle’s production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at Classic Stage Company; the world premiere of The Sting opposite Harry Connick, Jr. at The Paper Mill Playhouse, directed by John Rando and choreographed by Warren Carlyle; and opposite Carmen Cusack in Call Me Madam at New York City Center’s Encores!, directed by Casey Hushion and choreographed by Denis Jones. Gurr made his commercial theatre debut in the first national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, directed by Mike Nichols and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw. Sometimes as Mrs. Galahad and Sir Bedevere, sometimes as King Arthur, he performed all over North America. His next first national tour found Gurr in the Tony Award-winning musical, Memphis, directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. Gurr’s other roles include Captain Smith (Titanic, Pittsburgh CLO), Hitler (History of War, NYMF), Heisenberg (Copenhagen, Geva), Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry (Getting The Band Back Together, George Street Playhouse), Uncle Ernie (The Who’s Tommy, Berkshire Theatre Group), Ali Hakim (Oklahoma!, BTG), Aldolpho (The Drowsy Chaperone, Human Race), Geoffrey (The Lion In Winter, Indiana Rep), and Rutledge (1776, Geva). His directing projects include productions of Nine, Camelot, Heartbreak House, Into The Woods, Die Fledermaus, Billy Bishop Goes To War, Wesley Middleton’s Tomato Plant Girl, James Still’s Meet Me Incognito, the world premiere of José Cruz Gonzáles’ Earth Songs, and Guys & Dolls: In Concert with Jeff Tyzik and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and staged readings of many new plays and musicals. Gurr has served as artistic associate with Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY, The Theatre Building in Chicago, and Metro Theater Company in St. Louis. He has taught with and designed curriculum for the internationally recognized education department of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He graduated from and has served as guest director and faculty member at Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre & Dance in St. Louis. Since 2010 he has coached actors through his private studio in NYC with clients on and off Broadway, on big and small screens, and in major regional theaters across the country. Gurr’s voiceover work has included distressed dads, buttoned-up bankers, Boston Brahmins, and backwoods bloviators, to name a few.