Luke Yankee


The Huffington Post recently referred to Luke Yankee as “Hollywood’s Busiest Playwright.” He is also a critically acclaimed author, director, producer, actor and teacher. He has assistant directed six Broadway plays and directed at regional theatres all over the country. His memoir, “Just Outside the Spotlight” has been praised by critics as “One of the most touching, compassionate showbiz books ever written.” His play, “The Last Lifeboat” has received 20 productions in the U.S. and Canada in the past two years. He has written, directed and produced special events all over the country at venues ranging from Radio City Music Hall to the MS Crystal Symphony with celebrities ranging from Alec Baldwin and Annette Bening to Sir Rex Harrison and June Lockhart. His latest play, “The Man Who Killed the Cure” is inspired by the work of natural healing pioneer Dr. Max Gerson and will premiere at the University of California, Irvine this winter.