Jake Lucas is an American child actor with credits in musical theatre, film and television. After appearances in the children's chorus of the Metropolitan Opera and in other musicals on and off-Broadway, he appeared as Louis Leonowens in the 2015 Broadway revival of The King and I, which won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.
Life and career
Born in Atlanta, Georgia to Ed and Karri Lucas, Lucas moved with his family to New York City when he was three years old. His parents own and run a software consulting company. He performed at an early age with the New York Boys Choir and Metropolitan Opera's children's chorus. He has appeared in three operas at the Met, Hansel and Gretel (2011), Billy Budd (2012), and Tosca (2012).
Lucas made his Broadway debut in September 2012 as Les in Newsies. He then appeared in 2013 as David Whitaker in Scott Frankel and Michael Korie's musical Far from Heaven, which ran Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. The mother of his character in the show was portrayed by Kelli O'Hara. He also starred as Ralphie in A Christmas Story: The Musical at Madison Square Garden (2013) and on tour. Lucas also played the son of O'Hara's character in two subsequent projects: first in his television debut as John Darling to O'Hara's Mrs. Darling in NBC's Peter Pan Live! (2014), and then as Louis Leonowens to O'Hara's Anna Leonowens in the 2015 Broadway revival of The King and I by Rodgers and Hammerstein, which won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.
Lucas' younger sister is actress Sydney Lucas. Jake and Sydney appeared together in a commercial for Campbell's cream of mushroom soup and alongside Jennifer Aniston in the movie She's Funny That Way, which was released in 2015.
- Matthew Blank (31 March 2015). "Cue & A: Young Fun Home Star Sydney Lucas on Alison Bechdel, Her Showbiz Family and Learning to Burp on YouTube". Playbill.
- Scott Feinberg (May 8, 2015). "Tonys: Meet the Pre-Teen Siblings Who Are the Talk of Broadway". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Stefanie Cohen (April 16, 2015). "Young Siblings Jake and Sydney Lucas Manage Life on Broadway". The Wall Street Journal.
- "Bio: Jake Lucas". nbc.com.
- Alex Beggs (March 27, 2015). What It’s Like to Be 11 Years Old on Broadway. Vanity Fair.
|2015||The King and I||Louis Leonowens||Vivian Beaumont Theatre|
|2014||Peter Pan Live!||John Darling||NBC|
|2014||She's Funny That Way||David Albertson||Clarius Entertainment|