STEPHEN MARK LUKAS is a New York City based singer and actor who has performed on Broadway, in national tours, with symphony orchestras, 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 overfamiliar songs” (-The Boston Globe).
Mr. Lukas made his Broadway Debut appearing as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon, a role in which he later appeared in both National Touring companies. In addition, Stephen played the role of Laurie in the National Tour Little Women: The Broadway Musical.
Stephen has established himself as a traditional leading man at some of the nation’s preeminent regional theatres. Mr. Lukas recently starred as Gaston in the much-anticipated revival of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Playhouse, garnering critical praise for his Baritone voice as well as his comedic timing and his fresh, original portrayal of an iconic character. Stephen has appeared as Curly in several American productions of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! (Ogunquit Playhouse, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Reagle Music Theatre- IRNE Award Nomination), Lancelot in CAMELOT (Westport Playhouse, opposite Robert Sean Leonard), Lt. Cable in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC (Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Summer Lyric Theatre featuring the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra), Sky Masterson in GUYS AND DOLLS (Maine State Music Theatre and Axelrod Performing Arts), Captain Phoebus in Stephen Schwartz’s HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Music Theatre of Wichita) and Joe Hardy in Goodspeed Opera House’s critically acclaimed revival of DAMN YANKEES (CT Critics Circle Nomination).
Television appearances include GOSSIP GIRL and HBO's EMPIRE FALLS.
Mr. Lukas has appeared as a concert soloist with Symphony Orchestras nationwide. This Spring, he will appear in role of Soldier/ Alex in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Sunday in the Park with George, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Other concert highlights include appearances at New York's Town Hall, with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and 54 Below.
“Joe takes Applegate’s deal, leaves his faithful wife, Meg, and walks into the night in the formidably handsome, square-shouldered young body of Stephen Mark Lukas, who looks perfect and sings superbly as Joe Hardy.”
- The New York Times (Damn Yankees, Goodspeed Opera House)
"Stephen Mark Lukas has a rich, warm voice, an easy presence, and a real gift for expressively exploring every nuance of these overfamiliar songs. Who would have guessed that 'The Surrey with the Fringe on Top' could sound sexy?”
- The Boston Globe (Oklahoma, Reagle Music Theatre)
“ Indeed, some musical numbers put operatic demands on voices, such as Curly and Laurey’s prime duet, “People Will Say We’re in Love.” Lukas… is a superlative, expressive singer with the discipline to take on Puccini as easily as Richard Rodgers.”
- -Syracuse New Times (Oklahoma, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival)
“As Joe Hardy… a strappingly handsome Stephen Mark Lukas with a grand-slam voice”-
-Broadway World (Damn Yankees, Goodspeed Opera House)
“Stephen Mark Lukas, with his chiseled features and enviable voice, manages to make nobility funny, moving, and sexy”
– New Haven Register (Camelot, Westport Country Playhouse)
“ A splendid-voiced Stephen Mark Lukas as [Joe] Hardy, who has the body of a slugger but the soul of faithful husband. The songs "Goodbye Old Girl," "A Man Doesn't Know" and "Near to You" give emotional weight to counter the comic schtick.”
- The Hartford Courant (Damn Yankees, Goodspeed Opera House)
Stephen Mark Lukas delivers the prime part of Lancelot… Lukas plays the comic aspect of the overzealous knight well…and he shows off a fluid baritone for Act II’s high-romantic opener “If Ever I Would Leave You.”
- New Haven Review (Camelot, Westport Country Playhouse)
“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.”
– Broadway World (Oklahoma, Ogunquit Playhouse)
“Lukas's Sky demands our attention. Vocally, he delivers some fine lyrical singing in his honeyed "My Time of Day." But it is his powerful and seductive "Luck Be a Lady Tonight" that crowns the performance.”
–Broadway World (Guys and Dolls, Maine State Music Theatre)
“Stephen Mark Lukas is a winning Gaston, both physically and vocally.”
- The Broadway Blog (Beauty and the Beast, Paper Mill Playhouse).
“Stephen Mark Lukas is outstanding in the role of roguish and vain Gaston.”
- Broadway World (Beauty and the Beast, Paper Mill Playhouse).
“Fortunately, Gaston's personality has to be as large (and toxically masculine) as his biceps — a feat that Stephen Mark Lukas achieves in a role that seems to have been made for him and his bellowing baritone.”
Theatre Mania- (Beauty and the Beast, Paper Mill Playhouse)