|Luke with First Stage Founder Rob Goodman|
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (91-92)
One Thousand Cranes (91-92)
Bridge to Terabithia (92-93)
Peter Pan (96-97)
How did your experiences with First Stage help shape the person you are today? I really learned about myself as a person and like many others, First Stage really did teach me excellent life skills through stage skills (except singing). The musical aspects of First Stage were still in their early stages in my time, but that wouldn’t have helped me anyway!
What inspired you to continue your relationship with First Stage? Tough to say – what doesn’t?! I had such a phenomenal experience in the Academy, performing and with the people I met at First Stage. It meant so much in my life that it is a privilege to be involved again in any way.
What is new with you?
My wonderful wife Alison and I will be celebrating our two year anniversary this month we live in Chicago, IL in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. Our first child was born in February – Evangeline Lorraine Kowal, thankfully she looks like mom. I work with healthcare systems throughout the Midwest, and specifically Wisconsin as the Vice President in JPMorgan’s Non-profit banking group.