GUY LOCKARD found his legs in entertainment during his adolescence, when he landed his first major role as a Squad member on BET’s hit show, Teen Summit. His five year stint on the show, where he eventually acted as host, was a surge to Lockard’s confidence, and a professional springboard landing him in New York City.
Once in New York, Lockard was trained in the Meisner Technique of Acting at the William Esper Studio, and studied voice under Maria Zorella. In 2008, he landed a role in the off-broadway musical, Sex, Drugs, and Ukuleles, where a solo was written specifically for his voice by Terry Waldo. Lockard was also hired as a lead singer in a high society band with Hank Lane Music, and has performed at several of New York City’s most historically affluent venues, including the Rainbow Room, and the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Still unquenched and open to stretch the idea of where to put his ability, Lockard auditioned and earned a spot as a principal singer with the multi-platinum Trans-Siberian Orchestra, working under the late Paul O’Neill.
In 2009, about ten years after his BET beginnings, Guy Lockard returned to the small screen fa far more skilled than his teenage self. He was featured on several commercials, and landed a recurring role on the hit series, Law and Order alongside Anthony Anderson. It was here that the television floodgates were open, and since then Lockard has also been featured as an actor on several episodes of Law & Order SVU, Gossip Girl, the HBO a mini-series, Show Me A Hero, AMC’s Feed the Beast with David Schwimmer, The Blacklist with James Spader, and most recently, as “Guy” on Kevin Can Wait, alongside Kevin James.
Though Lockard shines on screen, he also has forged a career as an award winning voice actor, lending his timbre to audiobooks such as Gerrick D. Kennedy’s, Parental Discretion Is Advised: The Rise of N.W.A. and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap (Simon & Schuster), The Autobiography Gucci Mane (Simon & Schuster) Jason Reynolds’s, Miles Morales: Spider Man (Disney/Marvel) and Ghost (Simon & Schuster)—also by Reynolds— which won the 2017 Odyssey Award for audiobook of the year.
But nothing quite gives Lockard the ability to creatively stretch like the stage. So he was overjoyed to make his return as Jack the bear, in Jelly’s Last Jam at the Signature Theater, and as the classic character, Billy Flynn in the 30th Anniversary production of Chicago at the Drury Lane Theater, all leading to now, where is currently featured in The Prom on Broadway, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.
He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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