“De Gre’s macabre songs are impressible sombre and earnestly spirited” –NY Theater Now
“Evokes Burton’s “Nightmare”, a creepy-carnival vibe. Simply put it’s twisted and wonderful.” –Time Out New York
“De Gré’s operettas (similar in style to Sondheim) are the perfect answer to the accusation that there is no new musical theater of quality being made.” –OffTheBeatenTrackTheater
“When something different arrives, you take note. De Gré’s music is just that. Different, proud and exciting to hear.” –Theater in the Now
Mexican artist Christian De Gré Cárdenas has overseen the opening of over 1,000 new productions in New York City. He has featured works at The United Nations, The Public Theater, Feinstein’s/54 Below, HERE Arts, La Mama E.T.C., The Discovery Channel, The Drama Desk Awards and The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. He is the co-creator of 28 original works including Fatty Fatty No Friends (FringeNYC Excellence Award Winner, Innovative Theater Award Nominations for Best Music and Best Musical, NYMF Best of Fest, Time Out New York Critic's Pick) and Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg (FRIGID New York Excellence Award Winner, off-broadway premiere at HERE.) He is an alumnus of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The Broadway League’s Commercial Teater Institute and is currently enrolled in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. He serves as Artistic Director of Mind The Art Entertainment, is a panelist for OPERA America, Davenport Theatricals and The New York International Fringe Festival, and is the Director of The National Opera Center in New York City.