About

Jake is a musical theater artist in New York City. He recently received his M.A. from Berklee College of Music in NYC studying Writing & Design for Musical Theater. Jake was selected to be a Post-Master's Fellow at Berklee NYC, where he has a residency developing his new show written with Alexis Kesselman, Through the Frame.

Originally from outside Boston, Jake began his artistic pursuits early in childhood. He studied classical piano at the New England Conservatory of Music, at age seven becoming their youngest composition student ever. He also grew up dancing, training in tap, jazz, ballet, and modern, winning national competitions both as a soloist and with his team from Charlotte Klein Dance Center.

Jake earned his B.A. from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where he studied musical theater performance, writing, and producing. At NYU, Jake trained with Fiasco Theater, exploring the individual disciplines of musical theater and how they synthesize to tell a story that resonates with an audience.

Out of college, Jake pursued performing onstage, traveling around the world to appear in shows. Highlights include performing in the tour of A Chorus Line in Tokyo, appearing in the world premiere production of Chasing the Song at La Jolla Playhouse, portraying Peter in Peter in the Wolf at BAM, playing Andy Lee in Randy Skinner's production of 42nd Street at the Ogunquit Playhouse, and appearing in the immersive production, AcousticaElectronica, at the American Repertory Theater and House of Yes.

As a creator, Jake has written and produced his own work. In collaboration with Sarah Naughton, he has performed several original cabaret acts at 54 Below and the American Repertory Theater, including their political satire, Javanka. Their musical Trapped in the Closet was the pilot episode of the The Micro-Musical Show podcast. Jake’s short dance film with Maddy Apple, Ode to the Singing Butler, which he directed, choreographed, produced, scored, and edited, was recognized at film festivals around the country. His original classical score won 1st place at the Golden Key Composition Competition in Vienna, Austria.

Jake is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and Actors' Equity Association.

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Photo by Ryan Nava

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AcousticaElectronica at A.R.T.

Photo by Johan T. Anderson