since you asked…

Jacob Burns as Riff is absolute aces. From his attitude to his strong singing voice to his agile moves, Burns is a deserving leader of the Jets.
— Kelsey Lawler, BroadwayWorld
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is a New York-based actor, dancer, and singer. He graduated from Texas State University this past May with a BFA in Musical Theatre.

Born and raised in the Detroit area, Jacob grew up dancing competitively and calling soda “pop”. After graduating high school as a valedictorian, Jacob headed to Texas to study under the direction of Kaitlin Hopkins. During that time, he also performed at several regional theaters and took up a minor in political science.

In addition to performing, Jacob has dabbled in playwriting and choreography. A play of his was a national semifinalist for KCACTF’s Ten-Minute Play Award, and he recently choreographed Texas State’s mainstage production of Cabaret.

Click around to see Jacob’s resume, what he’s up to now, or more photos. Or scroll down on this page to hear what music he’s into.