Mike is a classically trained percussionist and drummer who likes to boogie. He is currently the Drummer/Percussionist on the Broadway National Tour of CHICAGO The Musical, a position he has held since 2014. He has played on Broadway with CHICAGO The Musical and COME FROM AWAY. He recently toured Sinaloa, Mexico, performing Traditional Irish Music with Into The Sun. Mike was Associate Director of the Junior Fellows Program and House Drummer/Percussionist at The O’Neill Center’s Cabaret Conference (MAC Board of Directors Award). He was Music Coordinator, Conductor, and Drummer for THE ANTHEM Off-Broadway, and can be heard playing Traditional Irish Bodhrán for the FINDING NEVERLAND segment on the 68th Annual Tony Awards.
Active in cabaret, Mike is perhaps best known as the percussionist from Barb Jungr’s MAC Award Nominated HARD RAIN at 59E59, with Tracy Stark on Piano. He has also performed with Tori Scott, John McDaniel, Wells Hanley, Molly Pope, Marissa Mulder, Will TN Hall, Shawn Ryan, and Jesse Kissel at The O'Neill Center, Joe's Pub, 54 Below, The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama, Metropolitan Room, and Stage72.
Lunoe's Sunflowers (Helianthus gronus, Helianthus spilarum), a sound sculpture Mike made in collaboration with Paul Schuette and Mary Laube of The Warp Whistle Project, was shown at Philadelphia's University of the Arts in 2016.
Recordings of Mike are available on Naxos, Yellow Sound Lab, and PARMA Recordings. Mike draws on his diverse interests and influences to create original works, including releases as ToastMasc.
Mike holds a Masters of Music in Classical Percussion from CCM, where he was a graduate teaching assistant. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Hartt School with a Bachelors of Music in Classical Percussion and a Bachelor of Science in Acoustical Engineering. His minor is in Mathematics.
"Sturdy, yet subtle throughout"
Steven Hanks - Broadway World
"Mike Lunoe shows terrific subtlety with a vast assortment of percussive, sound-emitting instruments. His touch and rhythm add immeasurably to this show."
Alix Cohen - Woman Around Town
" [Barb] Jungr gives each song a lyricism and subtlety that turns every expectation on its head. […] With Tracy Stark at the piano and Mike Lunoe on percussion, the three performers achieve a synthesis of melody, rhythm and mood one does not often hear. It's almost as if Jungr, Stark and Lunoe are in their own dimension and allowing the audience to join them for a while. "
Paulanne Simmons - Theaterpizzazz.com
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