Jacob Hoffman

Jacob Hoffman

Music Teacher

Jacob Hoffman is an actor, writer, and musician with a career spanning over 8 decades. Just kidding, but he’s been an artist for a while. His career began at age four, when he commissioned, wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his Kindergarten class's inaugural (and only) Thanksgiving Spectacular.


Jacob was raised in the Chicago theatre scene, where he found acclaim as an actor (Jeff Nomination, Best Supporting Actor - Musical), writer, educator, and administrator; he founded and served as Artistic Director of Renegade Theatre Company, a non-profit organization designed to provide professional opportunities for driven young artists.


Jacob is a graduate of New York University, holding a BFA in Drama from the Tisch School of the Arts. He is a NFAA YoungArts Winner and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominee. For his star turn in the original musical I’ll Be Damned, Jacob was nominated for a TINA Award, honoring outstanding achievements in Off-Broadway theatre.


He made his NY solo debut in November 2019 and is a fixture at many of NYC’s premier nightlife venues, appearing regularly at Feinstein’s 54 Below’s Sondheim Unplugged and 54 Below Sings series.


As an educator, Jacob has partnered with Bridge Arts Ensemble and New York City Center as a teaching artist, director, and choreographer. More info at www.jakebuddy.com