Vatican Lokey

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

Vatican Lokey

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 over two decades, Vatican Lokey 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) with West End star Lindsay Hamilton. With Atlanta Lyric Theatre he has played Roger in "The Producers", Bert Healy/FDR in "Annie" opposite Drama Desk Award winner Sarah Charles Lewis, and most recently won rave reviews for his Lord Farquaad in "Shrek the Musical."

2016 marked his 20th anniversary as Professor Carl Nivale on WWL-TV's Morning Show. He is the producer & director of the annual radio benefit broadcast of "It's A Wonderful Life", and in 2016 he created NOLA Voice Theatre, the city's only theatre dedicated to the art, creation, preservation, and performance of voice and radio theatre.

He originated Beth/Bob & 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 his husband Edward R. Cox were featured in the documentary "30 Days In The Bowl". and both star in the film "Free Spirits".

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.

Vatican was the writer and host for "The Sunday Classics", a weekly modern classical music show which aired for two years on WWNO-FM.

He is the Regional Supervisor for Mainstreet Musicals in NYC, and will be producing the Gretna Mainstreet New Music Theatre Festival in spring of 2017. During the day, he is librarian and administrative assistant at studioWTA, one of the city's premiere architectural firms specializing in historic renovations and repurposing.

Currently he is represented by Anne Massey of Fameagency.

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