Chris Nolan is an Australian singing teacher and musical director.Nolan gained his associate of music in pianoforte performance from the Australian Music Examinations Board and further trained in musical theatre at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. He also trained as a classical singer in Australia and Asia, before completing an MA in the Practice of Voice and Singing at Guildford School of Acting in the UK. His stage debut was as the title role in Opera Hunter's production of Oliver! Following this, he was cast by Susan H. Schulman as Friedrich von Trapp in the Australian revival of The Sound of Music. Nolan was invited to perform with the Singapore Lyric Opera in their production of John Rutter's Wind in the Willows. Nolan worked extensively throughout Asia as a pianist and MD, including a post as Head of Entertainment for Prego Restaurant at the prestigious Raffles Hotel. He had further success in the UK and the West End as a freelance musical director and vocal coach, teaching at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Guildford School of Acting, LAMDA, and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He is a pioneer on the integrated training of voice and singing, having led workshops in Europe and Australasia.As a pianist/musical director he has worked on shows such as What's It All About - The Songs of Burt Bacharach, Georgette, Scrooge for the Singapore Repertory Theatre, Urinetown, and keyboard in the UK Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in Singapore. Nolan was musical director for Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris with Singtheatre. Nolan worked as the rehearsal pianist for the London Gay Men's Chorus. He has also worked as a spoken voice coach at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. He has coached West End performers for shows including We Will Rock You, Carousel, The Light in the Piazza, Spamalot, The Sound Of Music, Mamma Mia, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and West Side Story. He was a casting associate for David Grindrod and ITV for Andrew Lloyd Webber's tv Search for a Superstar.He is currently Head of Singing and Music at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London.