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Stephen Mark Lukas is a New York City based singer and actor who has performed on Broadway, in National Tours, and at the country’s premiere regional theatres. He has been celebrated for his “rich, warm voice…easy presence… and a real gift for expressively exploring every nuance of ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: United States

Bio:
Stephen Mark Lukas is a New York City based singer and actor who has performed on Broadway, in National Tours, and at the country’s premiere regional theatres. He has been celebrated for his “rich, warm voice…easy presence… and a real gift for expressively exploring every nuance of ... (read complete bio)
Photo Coverage: The Cast of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Paper Mill Playhous Photo Photo Coverage: The Cast of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Paper Mill Playhouse Celebrate Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 25, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, new book by Douglas Carter Beane, and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella will continue through Sunday, December 29, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse.

Photo Flash: First Look at GUYS AND DOLLS at Axelrod Photo Photo Flash: First Look at GUYS AND DOLLS at Axelrod
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2019

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center's production of Guys and Dolls, directed and choreographed by Lisa Stevens, stars Jared Gertner (Broadway: Putnam County's 25th Annual Spelling Bee, The Book of Mormon) as Nathan Detroit, Jenny Hill (Broadway: Spamalot, Something's Rotten, Seussical The Musical) as Miss Adelaide, Stephen Mark Lukas (Broadway: The Book of Mormon) as Sky Masterson and Evan Bertram as Sarah Brown.

GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to The Axelrod Photo GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to The Axelrod
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2019

a?oeBroadway at the Shorea?? continues on the Axelrod stage from Nov. 1-17 with Frank Loesser's masterpiece a?oeGuys and Dolls,a?? considered by many the greatest musical of the 20th century.

Ali Stroker, Alex Brightman, Shaina Taub, and More Set For NYU Tisch/CAP21 Class of 2 Photo Ali Stroker, Alex Brightman, Shaina Taub, and More Set For NYU Tisch/CAP21 Class of 2009 Reunion Concert at The Green Room 42
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2019

The NYU Tisch/CAP21 class of 2009 reunites for a spectacular one-night only concert event at The Green Room 42 on September 16!

Review Roundup: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Playhouse; What Did The Critics Th Photo Review Roundup: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Playhouse; What Did The Critics Think?
by Alan Henry - Jun 6, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Disney's Beauty and the Beast with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton is now on stage! What did the critics think?

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Playhouse Thrills Photo BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Playhouse Thrills
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 4, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse closes their 20182019 Season with a dazzling production of Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast, The Broadway Musical.' The show enjoys brilliant direction by the Playhouse's Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee, spirited choreographies by Alex Sanchez, the finest musical direction by Michael Borth, and a magnificent set.

Photo Coverage: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photo Coverage: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 3, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Disney's Beauty and the Beast with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, has officially opened. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos!

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Disney's Beauty and the Beast with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton.

Gavin Lee and More Join the Cast of Paper Mill's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Photo Gavin Lee and More Join the Cast of Paper Mill's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Disney's Beauty and the Beast with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton.

BWW Interview: Oh, What a Beautiful Feeling: Stephen Mark Lukas and Taylor Quick in O Photo BWW Interview: Oh, What a Beautiful Feeling: Stephen Mark Lukas and Taylor Quick in Ogunquit's OKLAHOMA
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Jun 25, 2018

'There is something so simple, so wholesome about the story and the characters. When Curly made his entrance on opening night at the St. James Theatre in 1943 and sang 'Oh, what a beautiful morning,' the whole audience took a huge sigh of relief. There in the midst of war was a breath of optimism and that beautiful music.' And, indeed, when the speaker, actor Stephen Mark Lukas makes the same entrance seventy-five years later on the stage of the Ogunquit Playhouse in the company's new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Oklahoma, the entire audience reacts in exactly same way. With a smile as expansive as the territory and a voice as luminous as the bright morning about which he sings, Lukas establishes immediate affection and rapport for the character of Curly, as does his co-star, the lovely, radiant Taylor Quick.

BWW Review: OKLAHOMA at OGUNQUIT PLAYHOUSE Photo BWW Review: OKLAHOMA at OGUNQUIT PLAYHOUSE
by Dan Marois - Jun 18, 2018

As the Ogunquit Playhouse celebrates its 86th year of entertaining audiences here in Maine, the second show of the season is the gem of a Broadway musical, Oklahoma, celebrating its 75th anniversary year.

Ogunquit Playhouse to Present OKLAHOMA! Photo Ogunquit Playhouse to Present OKLAHOMA!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 30, 2018

Rodgers and Hammerstein's great American classic Oklahoma! bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage June 13 to July 7. The Playhouse is thrilled to create an exciting new production of this beloved classic as part of its 75th Anniversary since first opening on Broadway. This groundbreaking musical was Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration, and in many ways their most innovative, having set standards for musical theatre that are still being followed today. The lively musical features the timeless classics, 'Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin',' 'The Surrey with the Fringe On Top,' 'I Cain't Say No,' 'People Will Say We're in Love' and of course the triumphant 'Oklahoma!'

Photo Flash: First Look at Maltz Jupiter Theatre's SOUTH PACIFIC Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Maltz Jupiter Theatre's SOUTH PACIFIC
by Julie Musbach - Mar 8, 2018

'Some Enchanted Evening' awaits at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre with a universal love story and the unforgettable, sumptuous score that is South Pacific.

A Very Broadway Valentine's Day at 54 Below Photo A Very Broadway Valentine's Day at 54 Below
by Rebecca Russo - Jan 23, 2018

On Valentine's Day, Broadway's favorite couples and musical director Benjamin Rauhala will celebrate Broadway romance, both on and off-stage. Featuring many of Broadway's most romantic songs, heartfelt and hilarious stories from each couple, and the open-hearted cello stylings of Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, this concert makes for the perfect date-night, and is sure to make your Valentine's Day unforgettable! This is one concert no hopeless romantic should miss!

Photo Flash: First Look at MTWichita's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Starring Skylar Adams, Erin Clemons, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 2017 Season, "Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre" by introducing patrons to Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

BWW Interview: Finding Authenticity in Runyonland
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Jul 6, 2017

'It's a warhorse and has been a guaranteed sellout since 1950, but that doesn't mean a production doesn't need a little spark. DJ [Salisbury] did exactly what I asked him to do,' says Maine State Music Theatre's Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark. 'I asked him not to reinvent the wheel, but to tweak the show with some new nuances.' Clark is talking about MSMT's new production of Guys and Dolls which opened last week to glowing reviews. Clark was part of the popular MSMT community series, PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN panel that also featured Guys and Dolls stars, James Beaman (Nathan Detroit), Kristen Hahn (Sarah Brown), and Stephen Mark Lukas (Sky Masterson), as well as Props Master Elizabeth Frino. Moderated by Broadway World's Maine editor Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, the participants at the capacity-crowd event discussed the making of this exciting new production in Midcoast Maine.

BWW Review: Sassy, Sweet, Colorful, MSMT Launches Larger-Than-Life GUYS AND DOLLS
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Jun 30, 2017

Part of the perennial appeal of Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls lies in the larger-than-life aura of its Damon Runyonesque roots - its fantasy land of gangsters and dolls, Broadway in the Prohibition era, and memorable characters who sing, dance, and deliver wise-cracks. Maine State Music Theatre's new production, the fifth in the company's history, brings this classic to life with a vivid freshness that embraces both the grand framework of the story and the intimacy of its essential heart. Sweet, sassy, and colorful, soaring and ambitious, MSMT's second show of the 2017 season is breathtakingly daring in the way it utilizes all the company's resources to their fullest, all the while that it demonstrates to a new generation why Guys and Dolls both invented and broke the mold for American musical theatre.

BWW Interview: Kristen Hahn: The Many Layers of Sgt. Sarah Brown
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Jun 27, 2017

"She's a wonderfully layered character," Kristen Hahn exclaims as she describes her newest role. "Most of all in her heart she wants to help people, but she is not quite cut out to rule with an iron fist like her mentor, General Cartwright. I think at first she is feeling a little lost and not willing to admit it. When she meets Sky Masterson, they go head-to-head. She is probably the first woman to challenge him. As the play develops, she realizes maybe she can have both her mission work and love. By letting her hair down a little when she discovers love, she realizes that she becomes of better use to the people she wants to help. It is very liberating for her. Sarah Brown is a strong lady, and that is a wonderful treat for an actress to play!" she concludes.

BWW Interview: Stephen Mark Lukas: Chemistry?...Yeah, Chemistry!
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Jun 24, 2017

'There's this line in the show that I think is key to understanding Sky and Sarah's romance. 'Chemistry?' she asks, and he says, 'Yeah, chemistry.' The message is that when that connection between two people happens, it doesn't really matter what you've predicted for yourself. What's real is the chemistry, not the intellectual idea. Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown each have qualities the other is lacking, and together they fill in the gaps.' The speaker is the charismatic young actor, Stephen Mark Lukas, who will be making his Maine State Music Theatre debut in his first ever performances as the suave gambler Sky Masterson in Frank Loesser Guys and Dolls, which runs at the Pickard Theater from June 28-July 15.

Fall In Love Under The Bright Lights Of Broadway With MSMT's GUYS AND DOLLS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 19, 2017

Maine State Music Theatre presents Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love, Guys and Dolls. Considered by many to be the 'perfect musical comedy,' Guys and Dolls runs from June 28 - July 15.

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