Jake is a recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Music – graduating with a Bachelor of music, majoring in Musical theatre. Whilst at AIM, Jake played leading man Darryl Van Horn in The Witches of Eastwick the musical and Officer Barrel in Urinetown the Musical.
Since graduating, Jake has been a part of Squabbalogic productions such as Kiss Me Kate! and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. He has performed alongside American Composer John Bucchino and was also invited to perform with international star Adele in her Australian tour in 2017 – a career highlight!
TVC credits include Mamma Mia promo, Hungry Jacks as well as being featured in TV series A Place to Call Home.
In 2018 Jake finished touring NSW with Echelon Productions as George in Treasure Hunt, to later join the Australian Shakespeare Company in the Jungle Book – The Next Chapter as Baloo the Bear.
2019 has been Jake’s best year yet, joining international group The Tap Pack, and Mama Montez Productions with Gone too Soon both sailing the high seas, playing the lead role of Munkustrap in the New Zealand tour of CATS the Musical and performing as Prince Phillip in Opera Australia’s world premier of Whiteley – The Brett Whiteley Opera and the role of Adam in Opera Australia’s Marriage of Figaro.
Jake is also currently writing his one-man cabaret “Gotta Be Frank, to premiere in the near future. Watch this space!