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How I Got Here


On Broadway, Doug played Jean Prouvaire in the revival of Les Miserables. Off-Broadway, he created the roles of Ian in Rooms: A Rock Romance at New World Stages and Richard Loeb in Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story at the York Theatre. He starred as Jordan in Departure Lounge at the Public Theatre, Cesari in The Last Castrato at the Connelly Theater, Jesus in Judas & Me at the NYMF, and Stu in Yank!, also at the NYMF. 

Doug appeared as Evgeny alongside Chita Rivera in Signature Theatre's production of Kander & Ebb’s The Visit, later performing the role on Broadway in the Actors Fund Concert at the Ambassador Theatre. Doug returned to Signature Theatre to create the role of Grigori in Brother Russia, he originated the role of Ondine in Yale Rep’s Pop!, and he starred as Jesus in Pittsburgh CLO's production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Doug’s other regional credits include Arkansas Rep, Barrington Stage, Bay Street Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, Geva Theatre, Metrostage, Reagle Players, and the Old Globe.

In the summer of 2010, Doug made his Carnegie Hall debut starring as Ignis in Eric Whitacre’s opera Paradise Lost: Shadows & Wings, and subsequently performed the role at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the Roosevelt Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. He has toured internationally as Danny Zuko in Grease and as Berger in Hair.

Doug has appeared twice in the NYC Fringe Festival, first in 2005 when he starred as Todd in Swimming Upstream, and then in 2010 creating the role of Lester Wilcox in Veritas, earning Fringe Awards for both performances. Doug is a two-time Helen Hayes Award Nominee, a two-time Ovation Award Nominee, and a two-time Po'okela Award Winner.

Doug appears on the Original Cast Recordings of Rooms: A Rock Romance, Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story, and Hair: European Tour. As a writer, Doug's essays have been published by The Huffington Post and he wrote the book and additional lyrics for The Demise, a rock opera which premiered in NYC in 2017.

In Los Angeles, Doug is a company member of "For The Record Live," appearing as Jake in Scorsese: American Crime Requiem and as Harry in Love Actually Live at the Wallis Annenberg Center, and as Mister in Dear John Hughes at DBA and Brat Pack at BreakRoom 86. He also serves as FTR's Resident Director and occasional Production Stage Manager. Doug's additional directing experience includes Center Staging, Highways Performance Space, and Loyola Marymount University.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Doug attended Punahou School before receiving a BFA in Drama from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and studying Shakespeare Performance at RADA in London. He is currently scheduled to graduate in 2024 with his MFA in Performance Pedagogy from Loyola Marymount University.

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