LUCAS CALEB ROONEY received his MFA from the Old Globe Theatre's Professional Actor Training Program at University of San Diego (Man, they gotta come up with a shorter name). He trained with Phillippe Gaulier back when Pillippe had his studio in London. That said, Rooney credits most of who he is as an artist and actor to the year he spent in The Actors Center. There, he met Christopher Bayes, who taught him how to crack open like a little flower and later took him on as an apprentice in the early days before electricity.

Lucas has taught at a whole bunch of fancy places like: NYU Tisch School of the Arts (MFA and BFA), Juilliard School (MFA and BFA), University of San Diego (MFA and BFA), Public Theater Shakespeare Lab, University of North Carolina (MFA), The Actors Center, The Studio NYC, and a bunch of others that he has forgotten in his dotage.

Lucas has performed at every single regional theatre in America as well as on and off Broadway, the obligatory stints on LAW AND ORDER and other TV shows and the occasional feature film where you get paid a bucket of money to sit in trailer and eat craft services all day.  For a complete list check out his IMDB page, the Broadway Database or just ask him, he'd be happy to tell you ALL about it. Some highlights include: 2 pretty awesome clown shows with successful Off-Broadway runs: CREATION and MANIFEST DESTINEY; Mike Nichol's Broadway revival of THE COUNTRY GIRL with Morgan Freeman and Frances Mcdormand (he's got some good stories from that one); The year spent learning the beauty that is Horton Foote in the 12 hour experience that was THE ORPHANS HOME CYCLE for which he shared in the glory of Lortel and Drama Desk Awards (BANG!); Being strewn among the dead in Jack O'Brien's Tony wining revival of Henry IV (SWISH!); Acting opposite the princely Tony Shaloub in Bartlett Sher's GOLDEN BOY; Playing The Token White Guy in David Henry Hwang's YELLOWFACE at The Public Theatre, which led to a bunch of Shakespeare Clowns for The Public inside and outside like Dogberry in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, The Dromios in COMEDY OF ERRORS, Bernadine in MEASURE FOR MEASURE and Clipboard Guy in ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL.  Most recently he nearly drowned to death in Lucas Hnath's brutal masterpiece RED SPEEDO at New York Theatre Workshop. But he won an Obie for it (Booya!).

Lucas Caleb Rooney

Christopher

Bayes

Virginia Scott

Gabriel Levey

Justine Williams

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