Luke's Life Story

On a mildly warm but still-too-cold-for-March day in 1994, a child destined to be an actor/writer/Hufflepuff was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. That child's name was Luke Winter. This is his story.

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Luke discovered his love for acting at a young age when he would perform concerts for his parents.  The setlist was always the same -- the theme song from The Flintstones.  At the age of 10, shortly after relocating to Columbus, Ohio, Luke's parents put him in a drama class.  You can probably guess what happened next.

At the age of 17, Luke decided which college he would go to -- Otterbein University.  When someone suggested NYU, he laughed and said, "I don't stand a chance."  But he figured he had nothing to lose, so he went for it.  Low and behold, he was accepted to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts to study in their BFA Acting program. For the first two years of his time at NYU, he studied in the New Studio on Broadway, concentration in Acting, before finishing off his training at Stonestreet Studios, where he worked with some of the best in the industry, including Ted Sluberksi, Vance Barber, and Andy Roth.

Some of Luke's favorite theatre roles he has played include Sammy in The Wedding Singer (CCT), Boy in Dissolving Veneers (NYU-Tisch/NSB), and Pentheus in The Bacchae 2.1 (NYU-Tisch/NSB).

In addition to his work as an actor, Luke also writes his own projects and enjoys collaborating and devising with other theatre artists. He was lucky enough to be a writer and performer in the late Liz Swados's show Political Snorts, a political sketch comedy revue presented at La Mama. He also contributed to the first workshop from the up-and-coming Unmasked Theatre Company, a group of artists dedicated to invoking social change through musical theatre.  He also collaborated on the Stonestreet Sketch project, a collection of comedy shorts written, directed, and produced by a handful of students at Stonestreet Studios.  His feature film, If You Say It Is, is currently in development, and the web series he co-wrote, How to Do Everything, which premiered in March 2018 and was a New Media Selection at the Miami Web Fest 2019.  He has also written three well-received short films, The Window is Open (co-written with Alex Kraft), A Million Tiny Reminders, and Baristas (Official Selection - The Actor’s Green Room Best Of, June 2018).

Luke lives in Brooklyn and, in his free time, enjoys walking around the West Village or Greenpoint, reading fine literature (such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; he is a Hufflepuff because they're kind and loyal and, overall, pretty darn awesome), and singing along to Taylor Swift.