With leading man credits in theatres throughout the United States and across the seven seas, proud AEA actor Jacob Thompson delights audiences with his dynamic interpretations of roles including: Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Elvis Presley in Idols of the King, Harold Hill in The Music Man, the title role in Bye Bye Birdie, Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar and Bill Sikes in Oliver!. This summer, Thompson made his role debut as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast at The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum. Later this season, he will return to Greenbrier Valley Theatre as Jack in Babes in Toyland. On top of this impressive musical theatre repertoire, with a formidable talent and extensive training in straight plays, film, and television, Jacob has been seen on stage as Bill Ray in On Golden Pond, James in FringeNYC’s Straight Faced Lies, Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Homes and the Case of the Fallen Giant, and Larry/The Young Man in Veronica’s Room. Thompson was recently a part of the 29-hour industry reading of Bastard Jones and The Mystery of the Silver Chalice. On camera, Thompson’s most recent works include Film Schooled as Mail Man for Spike and Comedy Central and The Perfect Murder as John Wellington with Kaufman Films. Making forays into concert work, Thompson is part of the touring production Who Loves You, a musical tribute show that describes itself as “four young, hot Broadway veterans, who re-create the music and stories of the great era of The Four Seasons, and other great artists of that era,” and also recently performed as the baritone soloist in a concert entitled Give Our Regards to Broadway with Madison Theatre. Additionally, he lends his voice to audiobooks such as Audible.com’s recording of The Last Moriarty. Thompson holds a degree from the award-winning Wagner College.
Spike & Comedy Central
Galveston: Industry Reading
New York, NY
Beauty and the Beast
The Wick Theatre
Boca Raton, FL
The Perfect Murder: Fade to Black Seas
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum
Boca Raton, FL
Who Loves You
Community Theatre of South Amboy
South Amboy, NJ
Babes in Toyland
Greenbrier Valley Theatre
…gorgeously rich singing voice…
Beauty and the Beast – “Jacob Thompson is perfection as Gaston. His handsome looks, conceited swagger, and gorgeously rich singing voice, are matched with spot-on comic timing. He nails every one of his acting bits, and works like a well-oiled machine with his scene partner Lefou played by Courter Simmons. Thompsons facial reactions were so entertaining, I had a hard time watching other people when he was on stage.” – Broadway World
Beauty and the Beast – “But the standout is Jacob Thompson’s written-to-be-a-scene-stealer performance as Gaston. While Thompson has played the Beast before, he seems born to play the delightfully vain self-centered boorish buffoon worthy of another six adjectives. Thompson has a muscular voice that effortlessly reaches notes in the basement, a rubbery face with eyebrows that knit in clueless concentration, and strangely handsome face with a cleft chin and self-satisfied grin. It’s no surprise that he has played the title character in Bye Bye Birdie. He is especially effective in his acrobatic byplay with Courter Simmons as Lefou who, appropriately, plays the sidekick like an over-the-top vaudeville clown.” – Florida Theater On Stage
Straight Faced Lies with Fringe Festival!
Straight Faced Lies – is a new play revolving around a dysfunctional family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Jacob Thompson will be starring in the production as the role of James from August 14-August 30, 2015 with NYC Fringe at The Clemente. Check out this article and video to learn more!
Babes in Toyland
Jacob recently completed a fantastic run at Greenbrier Valley Theater as Jack in Babes in Toyland.
Click here for a peek at Jacob’s performance in NYC Fringe’s Olympus Records and to read his fantastic review click here!