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. With Atlanta Lyric Theatre he has played Roger in The Producers and Bert Healy/FDR in Annie. Currently he is directing the 6th annual radio drama production of "Its a Wonderful Life" for the NOLA Voice Talent Foundation Dec. 6th. The production raises money for arts organizations in the New Orelans area.
He originated Beth/Bob & the 82nd Airborne Commander on the concept cast recording and stage productions of Nine Lives. 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, Free Spirits and The Key to Me. 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 is the Regional Supervisor for Mainstreet Musicals in NYC. He is married for 22 years to his husband, multiple award-winning director/designer Edward R. Cox.
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