Chris Bolan has had a career both on and off-Broadway and has performed as an actor with many top regional theater companies in both the United States and Canada, while also working in film and television. In 2016 Bolan was Artistic Director for the critically acclaimed European premiere production of Oh Hell No! at the Alfo Puccini Theater in Milan, Italy. He has directed the legendary LGBTQ and civil rights activist, David Mixner, in three world premiere productions at the Florence Gould Theater in NYC.
Bolan wrote and directed the documentary feature film, "A Secret Love", based on a member of the All- American Girls Professional Baseball League made famous by the Hollywood movie, "A League of Their Own". Following a featured article on Time.com, "A Secret Love" premiered as a Netflix Original in April 2020. The film was produced by Ryan Murphy Productions, Blumhouse Television, NowThis, and Beech Hill Films.
Chris is a recipient of the Jerome Foundation Emerging Artists Award for directing and is also a founding partner of Sweet T Productions with recent projects including: The Sound Inside starring Mary-Louise Parker (Broadway/Studio 54); The Visitor starring David Hyde Pierce (The Public Theater); Jitney (Broadway National Tour); and Endlings (New York Theater Workshop). Bolan is a company member of the award-winning New York based Wheelhouse Theater Company and is a member of the Board of Directors for LUMBERYARD Center for Film and Performing Arts. Bolan holds his MFA in acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is part of the adjunct faculty in the theater department at Western Connecticut State University.