Big Girls Don't Cry - Cast Bios

Luke Baker - "Frankie Valli"

Luke Baker trained at the Arts Educational Schools in London and has appeared in many leading West End and touring musicals, including Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre), Sign of the Times (Duchess Theatre), Can’t Sing! (London Palladium), Bare (Greenwich Theatre), Salad Days (Riverside Studios), American Idiot (Arts Theatre), Beautiful Thing (Arts Theatre/UK tour), Footloose (UK tour), Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre/Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Billy Elliot (Curve Theatre, Leicester) and Hairspray (Cork Opera House). His television credits include Andor (Disney Plus) and Masters of the Air (Apple TV). Luke has been performing with Big Girls Don’t Cry since 2022.

Lorne Taylor - "Tommy DeVitto"

Lorne Taylor is a musical theatre performer originally from the Rhondda Valleys in South Wales, moving to London at the age of 21 to pursue his performing career. After training at the American Musical Theatre Academy of London, Lorne went on to appear in many theatrical productions in London and on tour, including Sister Act, Beauty and the Beast, The Forgotten: A Chartist MusicalBlitz! and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, and has played the title role in the pantomime Aladdin. Lorne was also lead production vocalist for TUI Sensatori. Lorne joined the cast of Big Girls Don’t Cry in 2021.

Stuart Innes - "Bob Gaudio"

Stuart Innes graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London and has appeared in a wide variety of theatre productions, both in the UK and internationally. His credits include Me and My Girl in London’s West End (London Palladium) and Tosca at the Royal Albert Hall. He won acclaim for his stage portrayal of Buddy Holly and has performed as principal singer on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. Stuart has toured extensively as a lead vocalist in Westcoast, a show celebrating the music of The Beach Boys. Stuart has been a member of the cast of Big Girls Don’t Cry since its inception in 2008.

Tristan Ward - "Nick Massi"

Tristan Ward trained at the London School of Musical Theatre (LSMT). His theatre credits include Gavroche in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre, London), Vince in Twist & Shout (UK tour), Woody in The Night Before Christmas (Worthing Pavilion), Ivan in Rasputin Rocks! (Stockwell Playhouse), Lizard Man/Ray in Side Show (CLF Art Café), Lead Vocalist in Broadway and Beyond, Lead Vocalist in Big Band Does Broadway (The Space), Prince Charming in Cinderella (Bridlington Spa), Prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Lowther Pavilion), Vocalist in Thursford Christmas Spectacular and Ensemble in Ellen Kent’s Carmen (Opera and Ballet International). His film and television credits include Tom Kearns in The Other Side of the Lake and Will in The Well (Conker Media). Tristan has been a member of the cast of Big Girls Don’t Cry since 2019.

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