Ruchir Khazanchi is an awarded actor, songwriter, musician, and educator originally from Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Northwestern University in 2021 with concentrations in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Creating the Musical, and Screen Acting. He has collaborated in various capacities with several new work organizations, including New Musicals Inc., the American Music Theatre Project, Brooklyn Children’s Theatre, and the Agnes Nixon Playwrighting festival. His original musical, A BRIDGE TO THE MOON, received 3rd prize in New Musicals Inc. “Search for New Musicals 2021”, and was the recipient of the John Paynter “Outstanding Creation of Music” award in 2020 for his work on “State of The Art”. In addition to his work as an actor and musician, he is a teaching artist and music director for the Drama-Desk award winning TADA! Youth Theatre. THEATRE: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Lyric Opera of Chicago); THE APPLE TREE (Porchlight Music Theatre); THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY (TheatreSquared); MR. DICKENS HAT (Northlight Theatre); LEGALLY BLONDE (Paramount Aurora); KISS (Haven Chicago). FILM/TV: INSIGHT (Pilot, ABC); THE BECOMERS (Zach Clark). Music Direction: DOT DOT DOT: A NEW MUSICAL (TheatreWorksUSA); JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, JERSEY BOYS (Maine State Music Theatre); BROADWAY CAN YOU HEAR ME? (Davenport’s Piano Bar).