Luke Bird

Born and bred in Whangārei, New Zealand, Luke’s diversity, passion and flare for entertaining has seen him take on a variety of roles from the exuberant Widow Twankey in Aladdin to singing alongside Northland’s finest with Opera North. Luke has a strong interest in Theatre, Opera and Comedy. Luke's chirpy and witty sense of humour and infectious ways have seen him perform as a featured Opera soloist and with Opera sensations Ben Makisi, Lilia Carpinelli and Dame Malvina Major. Luke is vocally trained by Opera Diva Joan Kennaway QSM. He placed 3rd in two categories at the NZ Aria Comeptitions. He created and leads a group of comedians called "The Durty Gurls" who combine humour, singing and acting. Luke also holds a Degree of Maori Performing Arts. Luke flourishes on challenge and strives in all aspects of performing.

Ethnicity
White
Māori
Height
196 cm
Hair
Brown
Eyes
Hazel
Pronouns
he/him

Awards

2017
Judges Choice Award
FInalist
Westpac Business Excellence Awards
2012
2degrees Super 12 Kapa Haka Champions
Napta
Nominated "Best Supporting Actor in a Musical"
Hipockets Duncan in "The Buddy Holly Story"

Film

2005
-
- Today
The Customer Is Always Trite
Customer
Dir. Greydon Little

Television

2017
-
- Today
Funny Whare
Guest
Maori TV
Dir. Various
2016
-
- Today
The Stage
Judge
Maori TV
Dir. Various
2014
-
- Today
Hakanation
Guest
Maori TV
Dir.
2010
-
- Today
Shortland Street
Jerry Adams
South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Katherine McRae
2009
-
- Today
Beyond the Darklands
Mark Lundy
Screentime
Dir. Rupert
2007
-
- Today
Shortland Street
Vaughan
South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Wayne Tourell

Theatre

2013
-
- Today
The Luke Bird Experience
Principle, Varied
Luke Bird Entertainment
Dir. Luke Bird
2011
-
- Today
Die Fledermaus
Gabriel Von Eisenstein
Sweetpea Productions
Dir. Grant Smith
2009
-
- Today
Sexy Recession Cabaret
Marvyn Matthews
The Dust Palace
Dir. Eve Gordon
2009
-
- Today
A Night With a Durty Gurl
Ekul, others
Harapaina Productions
Dir. Dgnofnofs
2009
-
- Today
Tellulah & Marmite
Tellulah Bellbird
Harapaina Productions
Dir. Self
2008
-
- Today
Shrew'd
Rodrigos
Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Margaret-Mary Hollins
2007
-
- Today
Tales from Pop Mountain
Mayor Fluffles
Magic Playhouse Prods.
Dir. Kylie Penn
2005
-
- Today
The Full Monty
Ensemble
Whangarei Theatre Co.
Dir.
2005
-
- Today
Trick or Treaty
Narrator
Dir. Pauline Hopa

Musical Theatre

2015
-
- Today
Hainan Film Festival
Guest Opera Artist
China Ministry of Arts
Dir.
2015
-
- Today
Diversity Ball
Guest Artist
Counties Manukau DHB
Dir.
2015
-
- Today
19th Opera in the Garden
Guest Artist
Opera North
Dir.
2015
-
- Today
Mercy Ball
Guest Opera Artist
Deborah Delaney Events
Dir. Deborah Delaney
2014
-
- Today
Hairspray
Male Authority Figure, Understudy Edna Turnblad
Sky City Theatre
Dir. Grant Messe
2013
-
- Today
The Phantom of the Opera
Monsier Andre
WMT / AMICI Productions
Dir. Grant Meese
2009
-
- Today
Cats
Bustopher Jones
AMICI Productions
Dir. Grant Messe
2008
-
- Today
Cats
Bustopher Jones, Growltiger
Whangarei Theatre Co.
Dir. Lachie Maclean
2007
-
- Today
Cabaret
Ensemble
Whangarei Theatre Co.
Dir.
2007
-
- Today
Aladdin
Widow Twankey
Whangarei Theatre Co.
Dir.
2007
-
- Today
The Buddy Holly Story
Hipockets Duncan
Whangarei Theatre Co.
Dir. Gayle Dowsett
2006
-
- Today
Disney's Beauty & the Beast
Ensemble
N.S.M.T.
Dir. Grant Messe
2005
-
- Today
Jekyl & Hyde - The Musical
Ensemble
Whangarei Theatre Co.
Dir. Lachie Maclean
2003
-
- Today
Aladdin
Widow Twankey
Whangarei Theatre Co.
Dir.

Web series

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Short Film

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Presenting

2017
-
- Today
Neighbourhood
Presenter
TVNZ / Satellite Media
Dir.
2015
-
- Today
Celebrity Speakers
Gold, Elite MC, Presenter, Motivational Speaker
Dir.

Voice

2010
-
2011
-Today
Hone in Hollywood
Segment Comedy
Ngati Hine FM
Dir.
2007
-
2008
-Today
Radio Mc
Mr. Skwete
Ngati Hine FM
Dir.
2006
-
-Today
Radio Voice Overs
More Fm & Others
Dir.

TV Commercial

05/2017
R/O:
-
Fly Buys
Featured
Good Oil
Dir.Michael Wong
03/2012
R/O:
-
Canadian Club
Featured
Film Construction
Dir.Steve Saussey
09/2009
R/O:
-
Pacific Blue
Featured
Flying Fish
Dir.Greg Page
02/2009
R/O:
2010
-
Bonus Bonds
Gavin
Flying Fish
Dir.Gary John

Other

2014
-
-Today
Opera in the Park
Featured Performer
He Puna Marama Trust
Dir.
2014
-
-Today
Coca Cola Christmas in the Park
Santa
TV3 / Best Events
Dir. Jadde Turral
2014
-
-Today
Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park
Santa
Best Events Ltd
Dir. Kate Ward Smythe
2013
-
-Today
Hatea Kapa Haka
Tenor Performer
National Choral Winners
Dir. Pauline Hopa
2013
-
-Today
Coca Cola Christmas in the Park
Santa
Best Events
Dir. Kate Ward Smythe
2012
-
-Today
Coca Cola Christmas in the Park
Santa
Best Events
Dir. Kate Ward Smythe
2012
-
-Today
Rigoletto
Company, Chorus, Government Minister
NZ OPERA
Dir. Lindy Hume
2006
-
2011
-Today
Opera in the Garden
Operatic Tenor
Opera North
Dir. Joan Kennaway QSM
2003
-
2011
-Today
Hatea Kapa Haka
Peformer
National Winners
Dir. Pauline Hopa

Training

2012
-
- Today
Bachelor of Maori Performing Arts -
Te Wananga o Awanuiarangi
2007
-
- Today
Auckland Theatre Company
Cameron Rhodes and Sylvia Rands
2007
-
2008
- Today
Voice Training - Singing/ Opera/ Voice
Joan Kennaway OSM & Evelyn Hatfield

Skills

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