Hi, I’m

Lee J.

Kaplan

Actor / Writer / Performer

About Me

My heart is in the theater and it was my first love. It was my comfort, my solace, my oasis in middle school when I was being bullied relentlessly. I knew I'd have 45 minutes three days a week to go to drama class and be in rehearsal for the school play when I wouldn't have to think about what was happening outside the doors and when I could live fully in my imagination and daydream about what it would be like to be Poo-Bah in The Mikado or what life was like for Tom Sawyer. These are the roles that saved me and that ignited and awakened me to the thrill of performing on stage, telling stories to new audiences and learning what I was truly capable of and meant to do.

When I found my sixth-grade journal and read specifics of what I wrote about how I was treated at that age, it occurred to me that writing a play about what I experienced would be helpful for me to heal and would also help children and other adults who've experienced similar behavior. I began to create a play -- the show that would become my award-winning solo show, Bully. Over the past few years, I've performed the play for nearly twenty-thousand people in ten states and counting. It is one of the great honors of my life to bring my story into schools and theaters and to reach just one person in those audiences who needs to hear what I have to say.

Since I started performing Bully, I've also become a proud graduate of the William Esper Studio and wrote and produced my first short film, Attempt to Rise, for which I was awarded Best Actor at the Long Island Film Festival. I was recently nominated for that same honor at the Madrid International Film Festival for my work in a short film called Eight.

I've experienced recent success as a voice-over artist, appearing in commercials for multiple companies including Baskin Robbins, Nissan, Tommy Hilfiger, Pep Boys and more. I also made my debut in the video game VO world as a voice in Grand Theft Auto V (that one always gets a gasp from the student audiences of my shows - makes me smile, too).

 

Being a part of the theatrical community is truly an honor and a privilege for me and I'm grateful to know and to work with so many wonderful artists. Thanks for visiting my website and I hope you'll reach out to say hi

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Contact

Representation

Voiceover agents

Jason Sasportas

Marla Weber-Green

jason@stewarttalent.com

marla@stewarttalent.com

Tel - 212.315.5505 X122

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