JAKE BRODERJAKE BRODER (Ira Gershwin, Words by Ira Gershwin) co-wrote and originated the role of Louis Prima in Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara, winning three Ovation Awards, LADCC, Garland, and LA Weekly awards for Best Actor and Best Production. Originating at Sacred Fools and directed by Jeremy Aldridge, the production transferred for a 9 month run at the Geffen, directed by Taylor Hackford.

As an actor, Jake’s other theatre credits include: Mozart in Amadeus directed by Sir Peter Hall (Old Vic London, Broadway, L.A.), When Harry Met Sally with Alyson Hannigan and Luke Perry (Theater Royal Haymarket, London), Lord Buckley in His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley (Off Broadway, Off West End, L.A.) and Ophelia & Juliet in the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works of Shakespeare at the Criterion in London.

Film includes: Bad Milo!, Kevin Spacey’s Beyond the Sea, Shadow Dancer, L’entente Cordiale, In A Day, and The Barn (for which he was awarded the 2004 BIFA award), The Chicago 8, and the upcoming thriller Sleepwalker, with Richard Armitage.

Television Includes: a recurring role on Silicon Valley (HBO), Company Town (CW), The Cleaner (A&E), How I Met Your Mother (CBS), Keen Eddie (FOX), Roman Mysteries (BBC), Strange (BBC), Line of Beauty (BBC), Broken News (BBC), Auf Weidersein Pet (BBC), and recurring role on The Eagle (Denmark-Winner of a 33rd International Emmy).

His writing includes the produced plays Louis and Keely: Live at the Sahara as well as His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley, and the forthcoming Our American Hamlet in development with the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and lived and worked there for 15 years before coming back to the United States. In NY, he studied saxophone with Lee Konitz and went to the New England Conservatory & Tufts University. He is a citizen of the US and the UK. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the actress Lucy Davenport Broder, and Ella (7) and Louis (6 Months).


April, 2015