Vatican Lokey, AEA

Actor, Producer/Director, and Archivist/Librarian in New Orleans, Louisiana

Vatican Lokey, AEA

Actor, Producer/Director, and Archivist/Librarian in New Orleans, Louisiana

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A multiple award-winning New Orleans stage and television veteran for nearly three decades, and a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, Vatican Lokey made his career originating roles in the New Orleans premieres of such musicals as "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.) Throughout his career, he has worked with Broadway, film & TV stars such as Hal Linden, Timothy Jerome, Tim Robbins, Sarah Charles Lewis, Sawyer Nunes, Emma Roberts, and more.

2019 marks his 23rd anniversary as Professor Carl Nivale on WWL-TV's Morning Show. In addition to the Professor, Lokey is also the creator of Wandine the Witch, the host of New Orleans City Park's annual Ghosts in the Oaks event. With his husband, theatre icon Edward R. Cox, they are Tinsel & Sprinkles the Elves, mascots for the annual Reindeer Run & Romp on Canal Street during the Christmas season.

Lokey & Cox are also the co-producers & directors of NOLA Voice Theatre. NVT is dedicated to the art, preservation, and performance of voice and radio theatre benefiting nonprofit theatres. Now in its third year, NVT is working with the Bayou Playhouse in Lockport, LA for 2019, including the Mainstreet New Music Theatre Festival in April and the first Lamkin New Play Festival in September. This past November, NVT co-produced the international fringe theatre hit "Overheard at Joe's New Orleans" for the third annual InFringe Festival with Dutch-American Theatricals.

He is featured in the books "The Soul of the City: Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre" by Dr. Rebecca Hale, and the biography "Just Who is Stocker Fontelieu, Anyway?" by Michael Cahill.Lokey originated the roles of Beth/Bob and the 82nd Airborne Commander for the concept cast recording and early stage productions of "Nine Lives". On film, he appeared in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". Lokey & Cox were also featured in the documentary "30 Days In The Bowl".

On TV, he's had roles on "Common Law", "Treme," "Final Witness," "American Horror Story: Coven", and "Scream Queens." He was also featured in the promos and opening credits for Top Chef New Orleans on Bravo, as well as local and national commercials.

Represented by Fame Agency.

  • Work
    • NOLA Voice Theatre
  • Education
    • University of Mississippi