Vatican Lokey

A multiple award-winning veteran of the New Orleans stage and television personality for over two decades, Vatican Lokey has made his career originating roles in the New Orleans premieres of Grand Hotel (The Baron), Falsettos (Whizzer), Chess (Freddie Trumper), The Frogs (Pluto), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), and the American premiere of the British musical Scandalous! (John Galsworthy) In 2013 he was featured in the promos and opening credits for Top Chef New Orleans on Bravo, starred as Roger DeBris in the Atlanta Lyric Theatre production of The Producers, and returned to Cafe Adelaide in New Orleans with his a capella group The Caroleers. He returns to Atlanta Lyric this April as Bert Healy and FDR in Annie (April 4th-21st 2014)

He sings on the concept cast recording Nine Lives with stars Michael Cerveris & Harry Shearer, originating Beth/Bob & the 82nd Airborne Commander. He is featured in the books "The Soul of the City: Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre" by Dr. Rebecca Hale & the biography of New Orleans legend Stocker Fontelieu by Michael Cahill. On film he was a featured subject in the documentary 30 Days In The Bowl, and appears in the films Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Free Spirits. He is the creator of 'Professor Carl Nivale', Mardi Gras historian for WWL-TV 4 since 1996, and has had roles on "Common Law", "Treme," "Final Witness," and "American Horror Story: Coven." Vatican was also the host of "The Sunday Classics", a modern classical music show which aired for two years on WWNO-FM.

He has worked with Broadway performers Hal Linden, Tim Jerome, Michael Cerveris, Meg Gillentine, and Leslie Castay, and works closely with Mainstreet Musicals in NYC. He is married for 22 years to his husband, multiple award-winning director/designer Edward R. Cox.