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Christopher Reeve

Christopher D'Olier Reeve was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author and activist. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, in particular his motion-picture portrayal of the fictional superhero Superman.
On May 27, 1995, Reeve became a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition in Culpeper, VA. He required a wheelchair and breathing apparatus for the rest of his life. He lobbied on behalf of people with spinal-cord injuries and for human embryonic stem cell research, founding the Christopher Reeve Foundation and co-founding the Reeve-Irvine Research Center.
Reeve married Dana Morosini in April 1992. Christopher and Dana's son, William Elliot Reeve, was born on June 7, 1992. Reeve also had two children, Matthew Exton Reeve and Alexandra Exton Reeve, from his previous relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Gae Exton.


Christopher Reeve is currently involved with

West Side Story - Bass

13:00, Fri 29th May 2020 - Thu 4th June 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
20:30, Fri 5th June 2020 - Thu 11th June 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
20:15, Fri 12th June 2020 - Thu 18th June 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

West Side Story is an American musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.
The story is set in the East 40s and West 50s of the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighborhood. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks from Puerto Rico are taunted by the Jets, a Polish-American working-class group. The young protagonist, Tony, one of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre. Bernstein's score for the musical includes "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "Jet Song", "I Feel Pretty", "A Boy Like That", "One Hand, One Heart", "Gee, Officer Krupke", and "Cool".

Christopher Reeve is preparing for

  • Funny Girl - Drums

    17:15, Fri 31st July 2020 - Tue 4th August 2020 at Crucible Theatre

    Funny Girl is a musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne…

  • Oklahoma! - Costume Designer

    12:00, Sun 16th August 2020 - Wed 19th August 2020 at Royal Court Theatre
    20:30, Sun 23rd August 2020 - Wed 26th August 2020 at Royal Court Theatre
    22:45, Sun 30th August 2020 - Wed 2nd September 2020 at Royal Court Theatre

    Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma…

  • Footloose - Sound Designer

    19:15, Fri 15th January 2021 - Thu 21st January 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Footloose is a 1998 musical based on the 1984 film of the same name. The music is by Tom Snow, the lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and the book by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie.

  • Notre-Dame de Paris - Keys

    19:15, Fri 22nd January 2021 - Mon 25th January 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Notre-Dame de Paris is a sung-through French-Canadian musical which debuted on 16 September 1998 in Paris. It is based upon the novel Notre-Dame de Paris by the French novelist Victor Hugo. The music…

  • Richard II - Richard II of England

    19:30, Sat 7th August 2021 - Wed 11th August 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in approximately 1595. It is based on the life of King Richard II of England and is the first part of a…

  • Elisabeth - Cardinal Archbishop Rauscher

    20:15, Sun 22nd August 2021 - Thu 26th August 2021 at The Old Vic

    Elisabeth is a Viennese, German-language musical commissioned by the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, with book/lyrics by Michael Kunze and music by Sylvester Levay. It portrays the life and death of Empress…

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Erronius

    20:15, Sun 17th October 2021 at Royal Court Theatre

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
    Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright…

  • The Sound of Music - Baroness Elsa Schraeder

    20:00, Wed 24th November 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    19:15, Sat 27th November 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:15, Mon 29th November 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    14:00, Wed 1st December 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:30, Fri 3rd December 2021 at Globe Theatre, London

    The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of…

Christopher Reeve has been involved with