Jake Bridges

Jake Bridges

Jake Bridges first stepped on a stage in the summer of 1995, where he broke hearts and thrilled audiences with his rendition of “Duke of Earl” at the ripe age of 8. He has never been able to leave a life in the performing arts since. Years after his storied performance of the famous doo-wop tune, Jake spent nearly a decade in New York City as an actor, teaching artist, and director. As an actor, he had the pleasure of touring the country with Beauty and the Beast and South Pacific and spent a year aboard Disney Cruise Lines’ Fantasy ship as well. Regional credits included stops at Ogunquit Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre By The Sea, Weathervane, Barnstormers Theatre, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Red Mountain Theatre Company and several others. Jake relocated to DC in 2019 to pursue a graduate degree in Arts Management from American University, and he has called the DMV home since. His favorite thing about the DC theatre scene is that companies are willing to take bold artistic risks - arguably more so than any other American city outside of New York! 




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First Show:

Broadway - Thoroughly Modern Millie but the replacement cast when Susan Egan took over. 1st ever (that I remember) - My dad in Auburn University's production of Jesus Christ Superstar. I was terrified!

Favorite Show:

Ragtime has the best book and arguably best score of any musical. Sorry, Sondheim fans!

Favorite Stories:



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Review: DESPERATE MEASURES at Constellation Theatre
Review: DESPERATE MEASURES at Constellation Theatre
February 22, 2024

DESPERATE MEASURES, now playing at DC’s Constellation Theatre, takes Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE, adds a slew of songs, and reimagines the story in America’s Western territory of present-day Arizona in the late 1890s.

Review: SHUTTER SISTERS at 1st STAGE
Review: SHUTTER SISTERS at 1st STAGE
February 5, 2024

What did our critic think of SHUTTER SISTERS at 1st STAGE?

Review: SWEPT AWAY at Arena Stage
Review: SWEPT AWAY at Arena Stage
December 8, 2023

What did our critic think of SWEPT AWAY at Arena Stage?

Review: POTUS: OR, BEHIND EVERY GREAT DUMBASS ARE SEVEN WOMEN TRYING TO KEEP HIM ALIVE at Arena Stage
Review: POTUS: OR, BEHIND EVERY GREAT DUMBASS ARE SEVEN WOMEN TRYING TO KEEP HIM ALIVE at Arena Stage
October 22, 2023

What did our critic think of POTUS: OR, BEHIND EVERY GREAT DUMBASS ARE SEVEN WOMEN TRYING TO KEEP HIM ALIVE at Arena Stage?

Review: MY MAMA AND THE FULL SCALE INVASION at Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Review: MY MAMA AND THE FULL SCALE INVASION at Woolly Mammoth Theatre
September 18, 2023

What did our critic think of MY MAMA AND THE FULL SCALE INVASION at Woolly Mammoth Theatre? How do you tell the story of a person who has lived 1,000 lives? How do you capture a life that includes being born into Nazi occupation, raising a child, surviving a massive nuclear accident, and a full-scale invasion of a homeland…all in a tight, 90-minute package?

Review: BELL WRINGER at Capital Fringe Festival
Review: BELL WRINGER at Capital Fringe Festival
July 16, 2023

What did our critic think of BELL WRINGER at Capital Fringe?

Review: THE LION KING at The Kennedy Center
Review: THE LION KING at The Kennedy Center
June 26, 2023

What did our critic think of THE LION KING AT THE KENNEDY CENTER at Opera House At The Kennedy Center?

Review: ON YOUR FEET! at Capital One Hall
Review: ON YOUR FEET! at Capital One Hall
April 23, 2023

What did our critic think of ON YOUR FEET! AT CAPITAL ONE HALL at Capital One Hall?

Review: URINETOWN at Workhouse Arts Center
Review: URINETOWN at Workhouse Arts Center
March 29, 2023

What did our critic think of URINETOWN AT WORKHOUSE ARTS CENTER at Workhouse Arts Center? There is something I learned about Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman's 2001 hit satire URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL after seeing the production this weekend at Workhouse Arts Center. I've seen it several times over the years in various settings, but I finally realized that URINETOWN is a deceivingly difficult piece to produce.

Review: THE HIGH GROUND at Arena Stage
Review: THE HIGH GROUND at Arena Stage
February 26, 2023

What did our critic think of THE HIGH GROUND AT ARENA STAGE?

Review: NEW JACK CITY LIVE AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE at The National Theatre
Review: NEW JACK CITY LIVE AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE at The National Theatre
February 17, 2023

What did our critic think of NEW JACK CITY LIVE AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE at The National Theatre?

Review: 46 PLAYS FOR AMERICA'S FIRST LADIES At NextStop Theatre Company
Review: 46 PLAYS FOR AMERICA'S FIRST LADIES At NextStop Theatre Company
January 30, 2023

What did our critic think of 46 PLAYS FOR AMERICA'S FIRST LADIES AT NEXTSTOP THEATRE COMPANY at NextStop Theatre Company?






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