Chris Caggiano


Christopher Caggiano is a full-time faculty member in the theater and liberal-arts departments at The Boston Conservatory, where he has taught since 2004. He teaches courses in musical-theater history, arts criticism, neuroscience, and psychology, among other topics. 


Chris 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).

Chris has written the liner notes for the PS Classics releases Life Begins at 8:40 and Noel and Cole. He was named a 2010 Fellow at the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. He has also served as a reader for the O'Neill Center's National Music Theatre Conference and as a juror for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF).

As a journalist, Chris 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, Chris has written articles that have appeared in The Advocate, Corporate Counsel, D&O Adviser, and artscope, as well as on, and


Chris is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College. While at BC, Chris was an active member of the BC Dramatics Society and the University Chorale at Boston College. Chris 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

Chris Caggiano

Theater has been an all-consuming passion for me for more than 35 years. It started when I raided my parents’ record collection for cast recordings and soundtracks, and eventually led to performances in school productions and regional theaters. Despite my many years as a business journalist, theater always remained my true passion. I started blogging about theater in 2006, and recently published my 1,000th blog post.

When I was presented with the opportunity of teaching musical-theater history at The Boston Conservatory, I leapt at the chance, and am now a full-time faculty member. One of my greatest joys is seeing my students graduate and participate in professional productions, both on Broadway and off. 

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