Chris Lee isn’t a singer who acts or an actor who sings. He’s both, always: a holistic, expressive artist and creator. Growing up in a house of music, Chris was singing before he was speaking. The son of a worship leader (his mother) Chris found his musical footing singing in the church and teaching himself drums, piano and guitar in the supportive sanctuary of his musically encouraged home. He would then move to Nashville to study musical theatre at Belmont University, cutting his time short to join the Chicago cast of the immensely popular show Hamilton, stepping into the neo-historical shoes of Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. This opportunity led to recurring roles on Empire, The Chi, and a series regular role on CW’s Legacies. In addition to playing the part, he’s gotten to produce and perform music on Legacies and Empire.
Which leads us to his artist project: a collaboration with producer/writer Jess Grommet that embodies the true R&B experience, reflecting influences from multiple decades. Particularly captured in his most recent release “Intruder Alert,” Chris’s sound sits at the crucial crux of modern Hip-Hop and R&B: a throwback melodic style, pristine production that incorporates sonic homages to the ‘90s, and a beat that somehow simultaneously sits back on its heels and keeps you on your toes. Chris Lee has released two singles so far and will be dropping his debut album 1000 on all platforms Feb. 11th.