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Michael Cunio

 
Bio:
For the past 4 years Cunio has toured the world as 1/4 of PBS "sensation" Under The Streetlamp, with whom he released 3 albums, starred in 2 televised PBS concert specials and headlined venues including The Greek Theater, Wolftrap and The Chataquah Music Institute. Deemed the "electrifying wailer" ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
For the past 4 years Cunio has toured the world as 1/4 of PBS "sensation" Under The Streetlamp, with whom he released 3 albums, starred in 2 televised PBS concert specials and headlined venues including The Greek Theater, Wolftrap and The Chataquah Music Institute. Deemed the "electrifying wailer" ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Immersive]
Original Immersive Production, 2019
Performer
  [Chicago]
Chicago Production, 2007
Tommy Devito [Replacement]
  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Johnny Lawrence
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Fender
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Denizen of Baltimore [Replacement]
Brad [Replacement]
Corny Collins (Understudy) [Replacement]
Guard (Understudy) [Replacement]
Harriman F. Spritzer (Understudy) [Replacement]
Mr. Pinky (Understudy) [Replacement]
Principal (Understudy) [Replacement]

Photos

Streetlamp Singers Michael Cunio & Michael Ingersoll, Center: Bob Gaudio & Frankie Va Photo

Streetlamp Singers Michael Cunio & Michael Ingersoll, Center: Bob Gaudio & Frankie Valli, Streetlamp Singers Christopher Kale Jones & Shonn Wiley

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Date:
06/26/2014
Lea DeLaria, Gavin Creel, and Michael Cunio Photo

Lea DeLaria, Gavin Creel, and Michael Cunio

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Date:
03/02/2011
Michael Cunio and Gavin Creel Photo

Michael Cunio and Gavin Creel

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Date:
03/02/2011
Michael Cunio and Gavin Creel Photo

Michael Cunio and Gavin Creel

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Date:
03/02/2011


Shonn Wiley, Michael Ingersoll, Jeffrey T. Sherwin, Richard M. Daley, Michael Cunio and Dominic Scaglione Jr.

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Date:
10/30/2009

 

Stage

Performances
  [Immersive]
Original Immersive Production, 2019
Performer

  [Chicago]
Chicago Production, 2007
Tommy Devito [Replacement]

  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Johnny Lawrence

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Fender

Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Denizen of Baltimore [Replacement]

Brad [Replacement]

Corny Collins (Understudy) [Replacement]

Guard (Understudy) [Replacement]

Harriman F. Spritzer (Understudy) [Replacement]

Mr. Pinky (Understudy) [Replacement]

Principal (Understudy) [Replacement]

Michael Cunio Biography

For the past 4 years Cunio has toured the world as 1/4 of PBS "sensation" Under The Streetlamp, with whom he released 3 albums, starred in 2 televised PBS concert specials and headlined venues including The Greek Theater, Wolftrap and The Chataquah Music Institute. Deemed the "electrifying wailer" he drew attention for his "gloriously gritty" take on Etta James' "At Last" and his "startlingly soulful" turn on James Brown's "Its a Man's world".

Prior to Streetlamp, Cunio starred on Broadway and in National tours of Hairspray (Corny Collins) and Jersey Boys (Tommy DeVito) while also regularly playing NY institutions such as Don Hill's, the Knitting Factory and the Bitter End as lead singer of Reckless Place. He's performed with members of the Roots, the Dap-Kings, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, tUnE-yArDs and with bold names including Serj Tankian, Debbie Harry, Adam Lambert and Rock & Roll hall of famer Darlene Love. Cunio currently has a residency at acclaimed Burlesque/Jazz club Duane Park in NYC and he writes & sings with blues rock band Death in the Afternoon.




Michael Cunio News

Enjoy Broadway, Belting & Burlesque At TIS THE SEASON Concert Photo Enjoy Broadway, Belting & Burlesque At TIS THE SEASON Concert
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 4, 2020

Tis the Season, a Night of Belting & Burlesque bringing audiences the Naughty side of Christmas, will stream on Friday, December 18 at 8:00 PM EST live from The Club Room at The Liberty NYC. Geared to adults out there sitting at home missing their annual holiday parties, this is a night of serious vocals from Broadway Veterans and Newcomers paired with some of New York City's best Burlesque Dancers.

BWW Review: Company XIV's QUEEN OF HEARTS Brings Extra Sizzle To New York's Summer Photo BWW Review: Company XIV's QUEEN OF HEARTS Brings Extra Sizzle To New York's Summer
by Michael Dale - Jul 31, 2019

It's doubtful one will find a more romantic, nor a sexier theatergoing experience within the five boroughs this summer than seated close to someone special in one of Theatre XIV's cozy champagne couches when nearly directly above you, aerialists Marcy Richardson and Nolan McKew are performing a sensuous display of glistening muscles and elegant eroticism while maneuvering their nearly nude bodies in a variety of tableaus while hanging from a crown-shaped chandelier.

Company XIV's Returns with QUEEN OF HEARTS Photo Company XIV's Returns with QUEEN OF HEARTS
by Julie Musbach - Jul 8, 2019

Join Company XIV this summer at their gorgeous new home, Theatre XIV (383 Troutman St. in Bushwick, Brooklyn), to experience their acclaimed world premiere of QUEEN OF HEARTS, conceived, choreographed and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick.

Eric Lochtefeld, Mary Kate Morrissey, Shakina Nayfack And More To Appear in THE DISAP Photo Eric Lochtefeld, Mary Kate Morrissey, Shakina Nayfack And More To Appear in THE DISAPPEARING MAN at NYMF
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 6, 2019

The Disappearing Man, a new folk opera with Music, Lyrics and Book by Jahn Sood, Directed by NYMF's Artistic Director West Hyler, Music Directed and Arranged by Brian Cavanagh-Strong is set for three readings this summer as part of the New York Musical Festival reading series.

BWW Interview: Catching Up With Brandon Wardell As UNDER THE STREETLAMP Prepares To W Photo BWW Interview: Catching Up With Brandon Wardell As UNDER THE STREETLAMP Prepares To Wow Palm Springs Audiences
by David Green - Apr 18, 2019

The Coachella Valley Symphony presents UNDER THE STREETLAMP on Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 pm at The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. Inspired by the classic hits of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, Bobby Darin and others, UNDER THE STREETLAMP re-imagines the best music of the 50's, 60's, and 70's for today's audiences. I had the chance to catch up with one of the incredible singers, Brandon Wardell, to talk about his life and career and Under The Streetlamp as he prepares to head out to the desert, Here are a few experts from that conversation:

BWW Review: Company XIV's Sumptuous New Cavalcade, QUEEN OF HEARTS Photo BWW Review: Company XIV's Sumptuous New Cavalcade, QUEEN OF HEARTS
by Michael Dale - Apr 17, 2019

For over a dozen years, the brilliant director/choreographer Austin McCormick and the intriguing troupe of artists he's gathered to create and expand Company XIV have been luring audiences to witness productions that evolve classic tales we've loved as children (The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Snow White) into visits to sensually-charged wonderlands.

Company XIV's QUEEN OF HEARTS Extends Through August 18th Photo Company XIV's QUEEN OF HEARTS Extends Through August 18th
by Julie Musbach - Apr 16, 2019

Due to popular demand, Company XIV's world premiere production of Queen of Hearts has announced an extension and tickets are now available through August 18th.  The show opened on April 11th and plays at Theatre XIV (383 Troutman Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn).

Company XIV Announces QUEEN OF HEARTS Photo Company XIV Announces QUEEN OF HEARTS
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2019

Company XIV, which recently presented their acclaimed sold out engagement of Nutcracker Rouge, announces their next production, the world-premiere of Queen of Hearts which will begin performances on Thursday, March 29th with an opening night set for Thursday, April 11th. Performances are at Theatre XIV (383 Troutman Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn).

BWW Review: Company XIV's Erotically Elegant NUTCRACKER ROUGE Heats Up The Holiday Se Photo BWW Review: Company XIV's Erotically Elegant NUTCRACKER ROUGE Heats Up The Holiday Season
by Michael Dale - Dec 2, 2018

Since family-friendly entertainments tend to dominate the holiday performing arts scene, it's especially cheery that for the past nine years that scandalous crew called Company XIV has been offering grownups an option that's decidedly more naughty than nice.

Company XIV's NUTCRACKER ROUGE Shares Holiday Schedule Featuring Additional Performan Photo Company XIV's NUTCRACKER ROUGE Shares Holiday Schedule Featuring Additional Performances
by Julie Musbach - Nov 26, 2018

Company XIV's hit holiday spectacular Nutcracker Rouge announces special added performance schedule for December. Engagement runs through January 13, 2019.

Michael Cunio Videos

VIDEO: First Look At The Lyric Opera's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Chicago VideoVIDEO: First Look At The Lyric Opera's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Chicago
by Alan Henry - Apr 27, 2018

The North American premiere of Timothy Sheader's explosive Olivier Award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar opens at Lyric tonight, April 27, with performances through May 20 (press opening April 28). Lyric is the only place to experience the grand scale of this acclaimed production in its first staging outside London. Check out video of the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: UNDER THE STREETLAMP heads to Nashville for TPAC Performance
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2012

Under the Streetlamp will bring the sounds of early rock and roll, doo wop and Motown classics to an entirely new generation, reminding the original fans why great music is timeless. The four young men who make up Under the Streetlamp will bring their acclaimed new show to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's James K. Polk Theater on Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at A.R.T.'s PROMETHEUS BOUND
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2011

An outcry against tyranny, Prometheus Bound illustrates one man's struggle against the brute force of a ruthless dictator. Written by Tony and Grammy Award-winning playwright and lyricist Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) with music composed by Grammy Award-winning System of a Down lead singer Serj Tankian, this new musical is inspired by Aeschylus's Ancient Greek tragedy about the heroic struggle of Western civilization's first prisoner of conscience. A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus stages this world premiere production in OBERON, immersing the audience in an environment that has the Dionysian energy and rebelliousness of a rock concert.

STAGE TUBE: 'JERSEY BOYS Chicago' Visit OPRAH!
by Eddie Varley - Sep 23, 2009

Performing on 'Oprah' were the stars of the Chicago company of JERSEY BOYS: Michael Cunio, Michael Ingersoll, Dominic Scaglione, Jr. and Shonn Wiley. JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.


Michael Cunio Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Cunio been in?
Michael Cunio has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Cunio been in?
Michael Cunio has not appeared in the West End