Actor / Writer / Director
Best known for his recurring role (Serge) on Steven Soderbergh & Gregory Jacobs' Amazon original series, Red Oaks. Storms is also known for his portrayal of young Tennessee Williams in his original solo play* (United Solo Award for Best One-Man Show),
The Dawn of Tennessee Williams,
directed by Alan Cumming.
Some of Jacob's favorite experiences include working with
legendary writer/director Amy Heckerling,
actor/writer/director Alan Cumming, Indie film writer/director Hal Hartley, groundbreaking multi-media installation artist
Wang Jianwei, Thomas Lauderdale, creator of
Pink Martini, internationally renowned concert pianist
Byron Janis & Carly Simon, & the late, beloved actor/comedian,
On stage, Storms has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Guggenheim Museum, Bill T. Jones' New York Live Arts Theatre, BAM, The Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, The National Arts Club, PICA: Time Based Art Festival as well as The Provincetown & St. Louis Tennessee Williams Festivals.
Jacob is also the youngest actor in the world to have performed Doug Wright's Pulitzer Prize winning
thirty-five character solo drama,
I Am My Own Wife.
He is a native of Oregon who calls New York home.
"Storms gives a deliciously riveting and amusing performance."
"Storms' Tennessee Rising is a tour-de-force of great writing and stellar acting. It grabbed me from the first moment to the last! I loved it!"
-The Theatre Times
-Amy Heckerling, Writer/Film Director, Clueless, Look Who's Talking
"In Tennessee Rising, Jacob Storms embodies the very soul of Tennessee Williams. His perfectly structured play delves into the genesis of the deeply complex man who went on to become one of the theatre's greatest playwrights. An electrifying event not to be missed!"
-Richard Ridge, Broadway World.com
"Tennessee Rising is a timeless piece thanks to Storms’ ability as an actor and writer to compel the audience’s full attention and entice them to voyeuristically observe the very private experiences young Williams goes through as well as inviting them to hear Williams’ personal ruminations on the events as they are happening to him."
-Ken Page, Actor
-The Theatre Times
"Rather than weigh the story down with verbosity, Jacob Storms uses wit, sexuality, ambition and—at key moments—vulnerability to reveal the person beneath the poet. Storms' striking resemblance to the young Williams seals the deal to make Tennessee Rising a fascinating and accomplished piece of theatre."
-Dick Scanlon, Writer & Lyricist, Thoroughly Modern Millie The musical
"Jacob Storms wonderful one-man play Tennessee Rising is a beautifully acted and written witness to the early years of America's great playwright Tennessee Williams. It proceeds in almost snapshot flashback fashion and is lovingly brought to life by Mr. Storms."
-Ken Page, Actor/Singer, Torch Song Trilogy, The Nightmare Before Christmas
"Storms breathes utterly new life into numbers usually performed by others without such careful nurturing."
"Jacob displayed a strong crooners voice and charisma."
-Stephen Holden, The New York Times