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Christine Toy Johnson Edit Profile

actor , writer


Christine Toy Johnson was born and bred in the suburbs of New York City.


A performer at an early age, she began modeling when she was four for national campaigns such as Buster Brown, Life Cereal and Scotchgard. She got her Equity card the summer she graduated from high school, playing “Liat” in a production of SOUTH PACIFIC, later attending the University of Southern California School of Music for Vocal Performance, graduating from Sarah Lawrence College and much later the Screenwriting Program at NYU.

Christine made her New York debut in the Autumn following her college graduation as the leading lady of the Off-Broadway musical OH, JOHNNY. She has enjoyed a varied and extensive career on stage and in film and television ever since. Broadway, National Tour and Off-Broadway credits include the revivals of THE MUSIC MAN (“Ethel Toffelmier”) GREASE! (“Patty”), FLOWER DRUM SONG (“Rita Liang”), MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (cast album), PACIFIC OVERTURES, and FALSETTOLAND (“Charlotte”) as well as BOMBAY DREAMS (“Kitty”) and CATS (“Sillabub”) and original productions of CRANE STORY (Playwrights Realm), GENESIS (NYSF), BALANCING ACT (cast album), and CHU CHEM. Regional highlights include leading roles with the Huntington Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Indiana Rep, Missouri Rep, Paper Mill Playhouse, Denver Center Theatre Company, Minnesota Opera, California Musical Theatre, the Weston Playhouse, Bristol Riverside Theatre and the HangarTheatre. Nearly 100 film and television credits include writing, producing and starring in the award-winning short film ALL AMERICAN EYES, “Lisa West” on ONE LIFE TO LIVE (2000 and 2001 aMedia Award nominations), 30 ROCK, ROYAL PAINS, FRINGE, UGLY BETTY, CROSSING JORDAN, GROUNDED FOR LIFE, NUNSENSE and NUNSENSE 2 (PBS and A&E), LAW AND ORDERS: SVU and CRIMINAL INTENT, OZ, AS THE WORLD TURNS, CONSPIRACY THEORY, JUNGLE 2 JUNGLE and L.I.E.


  • Dramatists Guild

  • American Federation television and Radio Artists

  • Screen Actors Guild

  • Diversity Coalition

  • Actors Equity Association (councillor 1992, co-chair Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1998)