Lewis Rawlinson was born and raised in Montana in a very musical household. He began singing and performing at three years old. Lewis began playing the cello at age nine, which quickly became his passion and main artistic pursuit. He went on to play with many professional ensembles, including two international tours to Asia, and a performance of Saint-Saens' "La Muse et le Poéte" concerto for violin and cello with the Billings Symphony Orchestra. Returning to his roots, Lewis began actively pursuing musical theatre in 2012. He made his stage debut playing Gabe in Next to Normal at Venture Theatre in his hometown of Billings, Montana. Lewis then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to continue performing. His Bay Area credits include: Triassic Parq (Theatre Bay Area Award Nomination - Actor in a Principal Role, Ray of Light Theatre), The Addams Family (Bay Area Premiere, Contra Costa Civic Theatre), Godspell (TBA Award nomination, OMG I Love That Show Productions), Les Misérables (Broadway By The Bay), and Urinetown (Los Altos Stage Company). In addition to theatre, he continued to perform cello with classical ensembles and several indie/folk bands. Lewis then journeyed to Chicago, his current place of residence, in 2015. His Chicago theatre credits include: High Fidelity (Refuge Theatre Project, Non-Equity Jeff Award Production of a Musical), bare: a pop opera (Refuge Theatre Project, Company Member), Barney the Elf (originated role, The Other Theatre), Tug of War: Foreign Fire (understudy, Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Marry Me A Little (band, Porchlight Music Theatre), and Fun Home (band, Victory Gardens). As an Assistant Music Director, he has had the pleasure to assist with Songs for a New World (Dominican University), The Last Session (Refuge Theatre Project), and The Total Bent (Haven Theatre). In addition to theatre, Lewis plays cello and sings with the indie/folk artist Liz Luthier. He played cello with the San Francisco based band The Family Crest, who have been featured on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series, on their Spring 2019 European Tour across Germany and Austria. Lewis graduated with Honors from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Musical Arts Degree in Cello Performance and Arts & Public Policy. Next up, Lewis will be playing cello in the band for Spring Awakening at Porchlight Music Theatre, April 23rd through June 2nd at the Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts.