Don Lucas migrated to Los Angeles from Boston, Massachusetts after a two year International Tour with the Glenn Miller Orchestra as Lead Vocalist opening for Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Jerry Vale and Teresa Brewer, Carol Channing, Bobby Rydell and Debby Boone. He has sung behind Barbra Streisand (way behind!) and with “Jersey Boy” Frankie Valli as one of the Four Seasons in Frankie’s farewell tour. As leader of the Palm Beach Orchestra Don plays locally and recently completed ten years with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra as musical director of The Pied Pipers vocal group.
In regional theatres around the country, Don has shared the stage with John Lithgow, Rosemary Harris, Roger Daltrey, Harry Groener, John Mahoney and Loretta “Hotlips” Swit. Favorite roles include the Emcee in Cabaret, La Cage aux Folles as Albin, and Mr. Showman-ship, Liberace in Judy’s Scary Little Christmas. Los Angeles premieres include Eating Raoul, original plays at the Taper and Tiffany Theatres, and multiple productions of Hello Mudduh, Hello Faddah including Off-Broadway. TV Credits include Golden Girls, a three-year stint on General Hospital, and a four-season association with Picket Fences.
Along with fellow Pied Pipers, Don is a proud member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and remains the only actor in Los Angeles authorized by Lucie Arnaz to portray Ricky Ricardo at Universal Studios Hollywood and holds a degree in Drama/Directing from Boston Conservatory. His debut CD Nice ‘N Easy released in 2013, is now in its second printing. Come hear Don with This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Big Band at Viva Rancho Cantina, Burbank every Monday at 7:30. Don continues to earthquake-proof his Sherman Oaks home of twenty-two years.
For more information about Don Lucas, please visit his website.