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Mexican Artist Christian De Gré Cárdenas has emerged as one of the most influential contemporary voices in the development of new works in New York City. He has spearheaded numerous international projects in film, theater, television, music, publishing, web-media, fine-art and radio such as Fatty Fatty No Friends (FringeNYC Excellence Award Winner, Innovative Theater Award Nominations for Best Music and Best Musical, New York Musical Festival Best of Fest, Showscore Critic's Pick, Time Out New York Critic's Pick), Beware The Chupacabra (FringeFAVE, FRINGE ENCORES), Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg (Audience Favorite at FRIGID New York, Showscore Critic's Pick, off-broadway premiere at HERE), Ampathy (Excellence Award winner at FRIGID) and Broken Crayons (Golden Palm at the Mexico International Film Festival). Most recently, his work was seen at Joe’s Pub in Twisted Operettas, and in Acedia at the Brick. This season, his work will be seen at Feinstein's/54 Below. [read more...]


"...earnestly spirited..." – NY Theater Now

– “De Gre’s macabre songs are impressible sombre and earnestly spirited”


"...the perfect answer..." – OffTheBeatenTrackTheater

– “De Gré’s operettas (similar in style to Sondheim) are the perfect answer to the accusation that there is no new musical theater of quality being made.”


"...Different, proud and exciting to hear..." – Theater in the Now

– “When something different arrives, you take note. De Gré’s music is just that. Different, proud and exciting to hear.”


"...exquisite music..." – Hy Reviews

– “De Gré’s exquisite music is in a galaxy all its own.”



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