Christie Baugher (/krɪsti baʊər/) is a Los Angeles-based writer/performer originally from Louisville, Kentucky. Her musicals include The Fitzgeralds of St. Paul (official selection of the 2020 Pacific Playwrights Festival, South Coast Repertory; sold out in concert at Joe's Pub, 2019) and Leni Riefenstahl Is Going To Tell You The Truth. A finalist for the 2021 Kleban Prize, her work as a playwright and songwriter has been featured at Joe's Pub, 54 Below, the Duplex, Dixon Place, the Laurie Beechman, Bowery Poetry Club, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Tri-Arts Sharon Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Barrington Stage, South Coast Repertory, Specific Gravity Ensemble, The Flea, Two River Theater, York Theatre and the Seoul Institute of the Arts in South Korea. Recently, Christie contributed songs to Gwen Kingston's Anna Karenina: A Riff (off-Broadway, 2019) and Dana Aber's Baggage at the Door. Her choral arrangements for New York’s Peace of Heart Choir are part of the rotating soundscape at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
Christie is also the co-host of the podcasts Caroline and the Podcast (with Amy Spalding) and Muppeturgy (with Adam Grosswirth, David Levy and Michal Richardson).
Christie is a graduate of the NYU/Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program (Cycle 21) and a proud member of ASCAP and Maestra. She is a 2015 honoree of the York’s NEO (“new/emerging/outstanding”) program, under the mentorship of Michael John LaChiusa.
(photo credit: Jody Christopherson – Photography For Art)