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 over two decades, and a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, 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 DeBris 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."

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. He returns to the character this Halloween season, with Wandine being the "face" of the event.

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 completed its first summer season of three original shows in 2017, benefitting the Valiant Theatre in Old Arabi, Louisiana. In April of 2017, the couple produced and directed the Gretna Mainstreet New Music Theatre Festival. The festival returns in 2018.

Lokey is also the co-producer, director, and author of the annual radio benefit broadcast of "It's A Wonderful Life" for the National Voice Talent Foundation.

He 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". and both star in the independent film "Free Spirits: The Movie".

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 a series of local and national commercials.

Represented by Fame Agency.

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