Chas is currently a voice teacher and coach in Berlin, Germany. He also is available as a pianist and accompanist. He specializes in the American musical theatre and classical vocal repertoire.
Chas Elliott was born and raised under the Big Skies of Montana, USA. From 1991 to 2010 he served the New York City performing community as a musical theatre coach and voice teacher. Previously Chas was a member of the voice faculty at SUNY-Cortland, and has worked as a coach for Syracuse University, the University of Montana, Carroll College, and Concordia College- Bronxville. He has been a teaching artist for the RTB Emerging Artist Program and for Young At Arts.
Chas' clients have performed in New York City on Broadway, off Broadway, off off Broadway; in London's West End; with regional theaters (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Guthrie Theater, Syracuse Stage, Shakespeare and Co., Memphis Symphony, Montana Repertory Theatre); and with national touring companies ("Jersey Boys", "Hairspray", "The Producers", “High School Musical”, "Funny Girl", "Kiss Me Kate", "Ragtime", "Scarlet Pimpernel", "Fiddler On the Roof", "Oklahoma", "Sesame Street Live").
Chas worked extensively in the theatre for over twenty-five years. As a musical director and pianist he worked on over one-hundred productions around the United States for companies including Syracuse Stage, Fordham University, WOW Cafe Theater, Cohoes Music Hall, Cortland Repertory Theatre, The Montana Repertory Theater, The Little Theatre On the Square, The Myrna Loy Center, The Illustrious Virginia City Players, Grandstreet Theatre, and The Bologna Performing Arts Center.
In 2009, Chas made his Carnegie Hall debut in "Opera Shorts" and his Montana Lyric Opera debut as Monterone in “Rigoletto”. He made his New York City stage debut in 2005 in Anne Phillip's “Bending Towards the Light” at Symphony Space and his Lincoln Center debut in 2006 with the National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall. 2008 appearances included Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem” with Musikanten Montana, and Anne Phillip’s “What Are We doing To Our World” at the Player’s Club in New York City. Chas has appeared as a soloist in Montana with the Helena, Missoula, and Great Falls symphonies.
Regional American acting credits include "Annie" (Daddy Warbucks), "The Secret Garden" (Dr. Craven), "Pumpboys and Dinettes" (L.M. and Jackson), "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" (Governor of Texas) "The Voice of the Prairie" (David Quinn), "Lend Me a Tenor" (Henry Saunders), "Sleuth" (Milo Tindel), "Foxfire" (Prince Carpenter), and numerous Gilbert and Sullivan roles.
Chas has accompanied ballet classes for Gelsey Kirkland, Anna Paskevska, Sallyann Mulcahy, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Chas trained with Monica Harte, Ted Puffer, Noby Ishida, Kathy Olsen, Roger Malouf, Louis Menendez, Steven Crawford, Hyae-Seon Shin. Robin Irwin, VP Boyle, Haila Strauss, and Linda Rose Ienacco.
Chas is a member of-
* National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
* New York Singing Teachers' Association (NYSTA)
* Opera America