Actor | Singer
A Wisconsin native, Jacob attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, from which he holds a B.F.A. in Drama with Honors. While at Tisch, he studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Stonestreet Studios, and the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. In New York, Jacob appeared in numerous productions in and outside of school.
After graduation, he was cast in multiple theatre productions in Chicago. Jacob was a cast member of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Billy Elliot in its return to Chicago with Porchlight Music Theatre.
In addition to performing and demonstrating his strong singing and acting abilities, Jacob often finds himself volunteering for various charities and traveling. He is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown . Linus The Market Theatre / dir. Jennie Ortega
Memphis Mr. Simmons Porchlight Music Theatre / dir. Daryl Brooks
Billy Elliot Ensemble + U/S George and Big Davey Porchlight Music Theatre / dir. Brenda Didier
Our Mutual Friend Bradley Headstone The Gallery Players / dir. Mark Harborth
Hairspray Edna Turnblad Skirball Center for the Arts / dir. Marc Ferre
Romeo and Juliet Lord Capulet Shakespeare Downtown / dir. Geoffrey Horne
Ragtime J.P. Morgan/Ensemble Abe Burrows Theater / dir. Erin Ortman
Our Lady of 121st Street Victor Abe Burrows Theater / dir. Laurie Carlos Smith
Wayward Travis Marilyn Monroe Theatre/ dir. David Mendizabal
City, Town and Country Adam Marilyn Monroe Theatre / dir. Lorca Peress
Carousel Enoch Snow The Watertown Playhouse / dir. Holly Sina
Once Upon A Mattress Minstrel The Watertown Playhouse / dir. Holly Sina
FILM / TV / WEB
Saturday Night Live Pickup Artist NBC Universal / dir. Chris Kelly
Saturday Night Live FBI Cadet NBC Universal / dir. Chris Kelly
Bromance Boys Various Principals Art City Productions /dir. Greg Contaldi
NYXPD John Heartstone Tisch Film & TV /dir. Jinshuo Zhang
- American Honors Performance Series – Vocal performer at Carnegie Hall
- Festa Italiana – Vocal performer at the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Broadway Wishes – Cabaret with Chad Kimball, Corey Cott, Anthony Rapp and Kaitlyn Davidson
- Ragtime Suite – J.P. Morgan/Ensemble at Radio City Music Hall
- Under the Surface – Concert at Rockwood Music Hall Directed by Jamie Lawrence and Nora York
B.F.A. in Drama with Honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts
- The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute; Stonestreet Studios; Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
Acting: Geoffrey Horne, Lila Neugebauer, Daniel Talbott, Ted Sluberski, Mauricio Bustamante
Voice: Alexander Gemignani, Jenn Colella, Nora York, Jack Lee, Christopher Roselli, Duncan Sheik
Dance: Madeline Jaye (Ballet/Jazz), Jeffrey Ferguson (Tap), Gail Schroeder (Ballet/Tap)
Masterclasses: Rebekah Bruce Parker, Ted Arthur, The Second City
Dialects (Cockney, British RP, Geordie, American Southern, Texas), Tai Chi, Piano, Percussion, Marching Band, Fishing, Hunting,
Driver’s License, US Passport, Stage Combat (J. Allen Suddeth)
NEWS AND UPDATES
I am fortunate to have an incredible job that I love which both challenges and fulfills me. Yet, none of what I do would be as meaningful to me without an audience to share it with. Stay up to date on all the latest news about the productions, events, and community work I’m involved with by having a look at the highlights below.
Jacob celebrated Labor Day by marching and joining other AEA members in NYC's Labor Day Parade! #EquityWorks
Jacob guest stars and serves as AD in season 3 of Art City's "BROMANCE BOYS"
Jacob worked on sides with Rebekah Bruce Parker and Ted Arthur from Broadway's