Gregori Lukas attends Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, NYC September 2013
|Birth name||Gregory Lucas Malek-Jones|
May 12, 1990 |
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
|Years active||1999 – present|
Gregory Lucas Malek-Jones (born May 12, 1990) known professionally as Gregori Lukas is an American recording artist, singer, dancer and actor. Gregori released his debut single "Stay", in March 2013, to rave reviews. He has appeared with the New York City Ballet in numerous productions and is best known for playing the title role in George Balanchine's Nutcracker at the New York State Theater in Lincoln Center.
Life and career
Malek-Jones attended the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City alongside Taylor Momsen and Sarah Hyland, where he studied musical theater and dance. While in attendance at the Professional Performing Arts School, he was nominated for the New Jersey Theater Alliance's NJACT Perry Award for Best Male Ensemble actor in a musical for his role in the Montclair Operetta Club's Children of Eden. Gregori also attended the School of American Ballet in Lincoln Center from the years 2001-2007. During his term with the School of American Ballet he performed in various shows with the New York City Ballet, including Harlequinade, Swan Lake, Vienna Waltzes, Sleeping Beauty and George Balanchine The Nutcracker. While in production with George Balanchine The Nutcracker, he was featured in the film, The Nutcracker Family : Behind the Magic, directed by Virginia Loring Brooks. Malek-Jones also starred in the film adaptation for the independent film Tap Dreams, directed by Anthony Giordano. Malek-Jones appeared with the Paper Mill Playhouse in various theater productions such as The King And I and Carousel. He also sang alongside Tony Award winner Ben Vereen for the New Voices concert in April 2003. In 2005, Malek-Jones appeared with New York City's Camp Broadway with "Melissa & Joey" star Joey Lawrence in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade singing "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive". In February 2010, Gregory and his longtime friend formed the pop music group Closet Boys and digitally released their debut single, "I Wanna Go", worldwide under The Island Def Jam Music Group. Gregory now resides in Upper Montclair, New Jersey and New York City.
Gregori began his vocal training from the early age of 9, with a local voice teacher in Montclair, NJ. He began training his voice professionally with Dr. Boris Buriev in New York City in 2009–present. His debut single, "Stay", was released worldwide on February 5, 2013 via iTunes. In May 2014 Gregori began his relationship with the American Cancer Society, and has performed for numerous Relay For Life events across the East Coast, mainly noted, Newtown, CT. After the highly popular debut, Lukas released his sophomore single, "Belong" worldwide in March 2015. He is currently recording his debut album with Israeli producer/composer, Tomer Adaddi, Utar Artun and Nazan Nihal. Gregori was also noted to have written multiple songs on Jessie J’s sophomore album, Sweet Talker (Jessie J Album).
- 2001 Carousel — Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey
- 2002 The King and I — Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey
- 2002 Swan Lake — Village Child, Small Jester, New York State Theater, New York, New York
- 2003 Ben Vereen Concert Series — Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey
- 2003 The Nutcracker — Prince/The Nutcracker, New York State Theater, New York, New York
- 2004 Harlequinade — New York State Theater, New York, New York
- 2006 Vienna Waltz's — Page, New York State Theater, New York, New York
- 2007 Sleeping Beauty — Hunter, Page, New York State Theater, New York, New York
|2006||The Nutcracker Family : Behind the Magic||The Nutcracker/Prince|