MEET THE ARTIST
BEHIND THE CURTAIN
California native, Christine Capsuto-Shulman, is a multi-faceted artist in the world of opera, musical theatre, dance and acting. Her following as "the ultimate package" is defined through her commanding stage presence, effortless vocal prowess, impressive musicianship skills, quirky humor and graceful poise - all creating a deep and moving theatrical experience. Mrs. Shulman "graciously empties her entire being into every performance" while remaining incredibly humble. She is also known to many for her vocal teaching abilities and elegance as a dancer, including: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and multiple forms of social dance. She is a prosperous cross-over artist, hungry for new and exciting opportunities at every corner.
Mrs. Shulman's stage credits have faced no boundaries, and she equally enjoys educating, touring and helping fellow artists prosper. With each foot in the theatrical and operatic worlds,
a few of her regional credits include: Mamma Mia! (Tanya) at Hillbarn Theater, Jekyll & Hyde (Emma Carew) at Modesto Performing Arts, Hot Rhythm Nights (Gloria Estefan) at California Great America, Chicago (Velma Kelly) at Woodminster Theatre, A Little Night Music (Mrs. Nordstrom) at American Conservatory Theatre, Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular (Jasmine) at Disneyland California Adventure, The Light in the Piazza (Franca) at El Portal Theatre, Le nozze di Figaro (Contessa Almaviva) at Hawaii PerformingArts, Carmen (Frasquita/Michaëla cover) at Opera San José, Rigoletto (Gilda) at West Bay Opera, La bohéme (Musetta) at Townsend, West Edge and San Francisco Opera companies, and various concert work around the Bay area. In 2020, she will reprise her role in Die Zauberflöte (Queen of the Night) at Modesto Opera Company, and will join the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (Sibella) and Merrily We Roll Along (Gussie) at 42nd Street Moon!
Mrs. Shulman earned her degrees from The American Musical & Dramatic Academy in Musical Theatre & Dance (LA & NY) and San José State University in Vocal Performance (Cum Laude). She is a strong advocator for the arts and education, and teaches voice lessons at her studio in San José. Recently, she founded her own company, Princess Party Fantasies, that teaches young children about being outstanding individuals, expressing themselves through art, and contributing to their community.
Off the stage, Mrs. Shulman loves to cook, laugh with family and friends, exercise and spoil her daughter, Rhyen, and dog, Sampson. She also loves mentoring, coaching, fixing and designing things, choreography and directing shows, photography, create voice-over caricatures, and not take life too seriously. In October of 2018, Ms. Capsuto became Mrs. Shulman when she married her best friend, Todd, in Carmel, CA. She plans to open her own theater company someday soon!