In teaching the history of musical theater, I am most interested in cultivating in students an understanding of how the form has changed over its history, specifically with respect to what makes good shows good.
Christopher Caggiano joined the Conservatory in 2004, is a full-time faculty member, and teaches theater courses in musical theater history and musical theater dance history and liberal arts courses in arts criticism, among other topics.
Caggiano is the author of the popular theater blog Everything I Know I Learned From Musicals. He is a member of the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama League and is a founding member of the Independent Theater Bloggers Association (ITBA).
A journalist, Caggiano spent 13 years as a reporter, writer, and editor at Inc. magazine. Following that, he was a senior writer at CMO magazine and senior editor for Deliver magazine. As a freelancer, Caggiano has written articles that have appeared in the Advocate and artscope, as well as on AmericanTheatre.org, TheaterMania.com, About.com, and ZEALnyc.com. Additionally, he has written the liner notes for the PS Classics releases Life Begins at 8:40 and Noël and Cole.
Caggiano is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College. As a student, he was an active member of the Boston College Dramatics Society and the University Chorale of Boston College. Caggiano was also a member of the university’s honors program, was inducted into the university’s Order of the Cross and Crown, and was selected as a Scholar of the College. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Professional Awards and Recognitions
- Juror (New York Musical Festival, 2013-2016)
- Liberal Arts Faculty Member of the Year (Boston Conservatory, 2009 and 2014)
- Reader (O'Neill Center's National Musical Theater Conference, 2011)
- Fellow (National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 2010)