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Luigi Lucente

School: St Bernards College

Year: 2000-2005

Genre: Acting / Musical Theatre

Luigi is currently performing in the 40th Anniversary Production of Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. In 2013, Luigi played host to a number of incredible theatre roles including the title role in PIPPIN, Jamie in THE LAST 5 YEARS and Leon Czolgosz in ASSASSINS – alongside playing Zac Mangold in NEIGHBOURS, and key roles in a number of great short film productions. In 2011/2012 Luigi spent time in the international touring cast of WICKED the musical, appearing in the ensemble and also understudying the male principal role of Fiyero. He was also named a finalist in the prestigious ANZ Rob Guest Endowment Award for 2011, culminating in the gala performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne in October 2011. Prior to this he spent two years performing in the Melbourne and Sydney seasons of JERSEY BOYS. He had the opportunity to play and understudy a variety of roles in the show, none bigger than his chance to perform as Four Season member Bob Gaudio on many occasions. Luigi made his major musical theatre debut in the star-studded Donmar/Ambassador production of GUYS AND DOLLS, in where he played Society Max and Joey Biltmore and also understudied Benny Southstreet. Luigi began his performing arts training with the Young Australian Broadway Chorus and Australian Youth Choir. Upon completing school his other notable theatre credits include ‘The History Boys’, Opera Australia’s ‘Brundibar’, Bryant and Frank’s ‘The Silver Donkey’ and Anthony Crowley’s ‘The Wild Blue’. Luigi was also a guest artist with EMMY award-winning songwriter Lance Horne in his Melbourne concerts and sung for Stephen Schwartz in ‘An Audience with Stephen Schwartz’ in Melbourne, September 2013. On screen Luigi played Carlo Basilone in the HBO drama series ‘The Pacific’ and has also appeared in a number of other television and short film productions. An enthusiastic musician and songwriter, 2010 saw the release of his first original CD with his band LEFT ON WELLINGTON. Luigi studied Classical Voice at the Melba Conservatorium of Music, and later graduated from Robert Sturrock’s Industry School of Dance Full-time course. Luigi also spent three years studying acting and writing at the St. Martins Youth Arts Centre, of where he was also an Artistic Associate. He has also studied Acting at the VCA, TAFTA & 16th Street Acting Studio.

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