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 closely with Broadway, film & TV stars such as Hal Linden, Timothy Jerome, Michael Cerveris, Tim Robbins, Harry Shearer, Sarah Charles Lewis, Sawyer Nunes, Emma Roberts, and more.

Currently, Lokey is co-producing and directing the New Orleans premiere of the international fringe theatre hit "Overhead at Joe's New Orleans" November 7th through the 11th as part of the annual New Orleans InFringe Fest.

2018 marks his 22nd anniversary as Professor Carl Nivale on WWL-TV's Morning Show. In 2016, he debuted a new character, Wandine the Witch at City Park New Orleans to great acclaim. An instant success, Wandine is now the "hostess with the mostest" each year at the annual Ghosts in the Oaks event in Carousel Gardens.

He is the founder, co-producer & director NOLA Voice Theatre with his husband of 25 years, New Orleans theatre icon Edward R. Cox. NVT is dedicated to the art, preservation, and performance of voice and radio theatre. The company has completed two full seasons of productions benefiting local nonprofit theatres, as well as producing and directing two years of the Gretna Mainstreet New Music Theatre Festival.

Lokey originated the roles of Beth/Bob and the 82nd Airborne Commander on the concept cast recording and early stage productions of "Nine Lives" opposite Tony winner Michael Cerveris and Emmy Award winner Harry Shearer. 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. On film, he and Edward R. were 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.

In December, Lokey and NVT join the Bayou Playhouse for their new holiday production, "Nights of Noel."

Represented by Fame Agency.

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