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Wagner’s relationship with Lipscomb began in 2011 when theatre students had the opportunity to participate in a workshop with this television and Broadway star. In the workshop, students performed their musical theater audition package, and he gave them oral critique based on his long career as an actor. Chuck was first seen on “General Hospital” as Randall Thompson in 1987. He has appeared on several other successful television shows including “Matlock,” “Dukes of Hazzard,” “Dynasty” and “As the World Turns.”
In the last few years, Chuck has shifted his focus to stage acting. His credits include a starring role on Broadway in ”The Three Musketeers.” He then originated the role of Rapunzel's Prince in Sondheim's “Into The Woods.” Wagner has also appeared in both the Broadway and national tour of “Les Misérables” as Inspector Javert.
In 1994, he began a four-year stint as the Beast in “Beauty and the Beast,” in both the Broadway and Toronto Productions. Wagner originated the title role in Frank Wildhorn's “Svengali” in 1991 and “Jekyll & Hyde” in 1999. Most recently, he was seen in Studio Tennessee's production of “Hello, Dolly” in Nashville. He is now playing the role of the captain on the National Tour of “Anything Goes.“
In fall 2013, he returned to Lipscomb to play Jean Valjean in the campus production of “Les Mis.”
Boccitto currently teaches at the Broadway Dance Center, Circle in the Square Theatre School and Manhattan Movement and Arts Center in New York City. He also serves on the guest faculty at The Juilliard School and Broadway Artists Alliance. Other credits include: Wingspan Arts, Lipscomb University, Dance Cavise, Groove With Me, Helen Hayes Youth Theatre, White Plains Performing Arts Center, The Living Museum Company and the Centenary Young Performers Workshop, where he taught stage combat. For three years, Boccitto instructed tap and theatre dance in Queens at the Astoria Dance Centre. He also assisted Michael Blevins in the training of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon's grandson, Sean Fosse-Greiner.
Boccitto currently conducts workshops and private lessons in Manhattan and throughout the country. Students have included Broadway performers David Rhee (“Thoroughly Modern Millie”), Robert Royston (“Swing”), and Loni Ackerman (“George M!,” “No, No Nanette,” “Dames At Sea,” “Cats”). He also trained Lady Gaga in tap at Circle in the Square and was asked to teach Stephen Colbert for “The Colbert Report.” Boccitto has acted as a judicator for dance competitions in the Boston area and choreographs for color guard teams in Rockland County.