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 Luke Hunter BPA / Dip. Ed.

Luke Hunter HeadshotLuke studied piano and flute from age 5, and completed a Bachelor of Performing Arts in music and drama at Monash University in 1997, and a Diploma of Education (Secondary) in 2005.  Initially enrolled as a classical flautist, Luke became interested in concentrating on composition, conducting and music for the theatre. Whilst there, Luke musically directed productions of Into The Woods, Pacific Overtures, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, and A Slice of Saturday Night. In 2005 he returned to study and complete his Diploma of Education in Music and Drama.

 

Luke was recently Musical Director for the professional stage production of "Jersey Boys" in Sydney & Melbourne for which he won the 2009 Green Room Award & the 2010 Helpmann Award for "Best Musical Direction".This has been followed by musical director roles for "The Addams Family" and Luke is currently Musical Director for "Grease". He was also the Musical Director for the 2007 new Australian Production of The Rocky Horror Show and conducted the 2002/2003 Australian tour of Shout! the Musical for Jacobsen Entertainment, and for Blackbird Production’s Falsettos in Melbourne, January 2003. He was delighted to work for Charlie Hull again as Musical Director for the Sydney season of Leader of the Pack in 2003, and it’s Melbourne season in 2005, and the 2004 return Australian tour of Oh! What a Night. He was musical director for Burn the Floor in Atlantic City & Las Vegas, USA.

 

In 2003, Luke performed the cabaret show Get Here at the York Theatre Company, New York, alongside friends Simon Gleeson, Natalie O’Donnell and Deone Zanotto.

 

Luke is also a composer, and regularly accompanies and musically directs various artists in their solo cabaret acts.  He has organised charity benefit concerts, including Cabaret for Canteen, in 2004.

 

Luke has also made his mark on stage appearing as ‘Schlomo Metzenbaum’ in the Australian tour of Fame the Musical , as well as its subsequent Asian tour.  He also appeared as ‘Dirk’ in the original Melbourne and Sydney seasons of Oh What a Night! and in the original Australian tour of Shout!

 

 Position

Musical Director, Pianist, Composer

 

 Music Produced for TBE Theatre In Education Shows

  • THE WINDY FARM (2014 CBCA Short Listed Picture Book of the Year)
  • MY LIFE AS AN ALPHABET (2014 CBCA Short Listed Younger Reader's Book of the Year)
  • HERMAN & ROSIE (2013 CBCA Short Listed Picture Book of the Year)
  • OTHER BROTHER (2013 CBCA Short Listed Younger Reader's Book of the Year)
  • NO BEARS (2012 CBCA Short Listed Picture Book of the Year)
  • BUNGAWITTA (2012 CBCA Short Listed Younger Reader's Book of the Year)
  • TWO PEAS IN A POD (2011 CBCA Short Listed Picture Book of the Year)
  • DUCK FOR A DAY (2011 CBCA Short Listed Younger Reader's Book of the Year)
  • GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES - (Fractured Fairytale Puppetry Show)
  • ADVENTURESCOPE (Maths & Science Show)
  • SCHUMANN THE SHOEMAN (2010 CBCA Short Listed Picture Book of the Year)
  • MATTY FOREVER (2010 CBCA Short Listed Younger Reader's Book of the Year)
  • BULLY BULL-RING (Anti-Bullying Musical)
  • NOBODY OWNS THE MOON (2009 CBCA Short Listed Picture Book of the Year)
  • AUDREY OF THE OUTBACK (2009 CBCA Short Listed Younger Reader's Book of the Year)
  • THE NIGHT GARDEN (2008 CBCA Short Listed Picture Book of the Year)
  • AMELIA DEE AND THE PEACOCK LAMP (2008 CBCA Short Listed Younger Reader's Book of the Year)
  • WATER WITCHER (2007 CBCA Short Listed Picture Book of the Year)
  • BEING BEE (2007 CBCA Short Listed Younger Reader's Book of the Year)
  • IRVING THE MAGICIAN (2006 CBCA Short Listed Picture Book of the Year)
  • TO THE LIGHT (2006 CBCA Short Listed Younger Reader's Book of the Year)
  • AT THE BEACH (2005 CBCA Short Listed Picture Book of the Year)
  • BILLY MACK'S WAR (2005 CBCA Short Listed Younger Reader's Book of the Year)
 

 Music Produced for TBE Children's Parties

  • Huggles the Teddy Bear
  • Hoppity the Bunny Rabbit
 

 TBE Other Skills

 Piano & Keyboard, Song Writer, Musical Arrangements.