2011 Grad Lands Title Role in 'Shrek: the Musical' National Tour

August 1, 2011

Recent graduate Lukas Poost BFA '11 (Musical Theater) won't get to enjoy much of a post-graduation vacation. He's been tapped for the title role of everyone's favorite ogre in the national tour of the hit Broadway show "Shrek: the Musical." The production begins this fall.

Poost graduated with honors and in his final year performed "Who I'd Be" from "Shrek: the Musical" as part of his senior showcase.

Poost grew up in the small town of Wyalusing, Pa. Sparked by his star turn as Deputy Dan in his kindergarten production of “Deputy Dan and the Scrambled Eggs Gang,” he went through childhood with an ongoing and ever-growing romance with "living room show business." He and his five siblings put together countless plays, puppet shows, short films (written and improvised) and late-night talk shows.

Though he participated in school musicals in middle school, it wasn't until his home-schooled high school years that Lukas really started to focus on drama. He filled his schedule with parts in the local community theatre productions as well as the annual musical at the high school.

Poost went on to study Acting and Musical Theater at the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts, where he learned various techniques including Meisner, Stanislavski, Williamson, Linklater, Skinner and others.

In addition to acting, Poost enjoys the outdoors: hiking, camping and swimming, especially in the midcoast region of Maine.

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