Kathryn Rawlings - Luke Bird
   
  • SELECT
    HEIGHT:
    196cm
    HAIR:
    brown
    EYES:
    hazel
    WEB:
  • Luke Bird
    BACKGROUND
    Born and bred in Whangarei, New Zealand, LukeÂ’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 NorthlandÂ’s finest with Opera North. Luke has a strong interest in Theatre, Opera and Comedy. LukeÂ’s churpy 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.

  • AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
  • YEAR
  • Nominated "Best Supporting Actor in a Musical" by NAPTA for Hipockets Duncan in "The Buddy Holly Story".
  • 2012, 2013 2Degrees Super 12 Kapa Haka Champions
  • 2017 - Judges Choice Award Finalist - Westpac Business Excellence Awards

  • FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2005
  • THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS TRITE
  • Customer
  • Greydon Little

  • TELEVISION
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2017
  • FUNNY WHARE
  • Guest
  • Maori TV
  • Various
  • 2016
  • THE STAGE
  • Judge
  • Maori TV
  • Various
  • 2014
  • HAKANATION
  • Guest
  • Maori Television
  • 2010
  • SHORTLAND STREET
  • Jerry Adams
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Katherine McRae
  • 2009
  • BEYOND THE DARKLANDS
  • Mark Lundy
  • Screentime
  • Rupert
  • 2007
  • SHORTLAND STREET
  • Vaughan
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Wayne Tourell

  • PRESENTING
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2017
  • NEIGHBOURHOOD
  • Presenter
  • TVNZ & Satellite Media
  • 2015
  • CELEBRITY SPEAKERS
  • Gold/Elite MC/Presenter and Motivational Speaker

  • THEATRE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2014
  • COCA-COLA XMAS IN THE PARK
  • Santa
  • TV3/Best Events
  • Jadde Turral
  • 2013
  • THE LUKE BIRD EXPERIENCE
  • Principle/Varied
  • Luke Bird Entertainment
  • Luke Bird
  • 2011
  • DIE FLEDERMAUS
  • Gabriel Von Eisenstein
  • Sweetpea Productions
  • Grant Smith
  • 2009
  • SEXY RECESSION CABARET
  • Marvyn Matthews - Guest Performer
  • The Dust Palace
  • Eve Gordon
  • 2009
  • A NIGHT WITH A DURTY GURL
  • Ekul and others
  • Harapaina Productions
  • Dgnofnofs
  • 2009
  • TELLULAH & MARMITE
  • Tellulah Bellbird
  • Harapaina Productions
  • Self
  • 2008
  • SHREW'D
  • Rodrigos
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Margaret-Mary Hollins
  • 2007
  • TALES FROM POP MOUNTAIN
  • Mayor Fluffles
  • Magic Playhouse Prods.
  • Kylie Penn
  • 2005
  • TRICK OR TREATY
  • Narrator
  • Pauline Hopa
  • 2005
  • THE FULL MONTY
  • Ensemble
  • Whangarei Theatre Co.

  • MUSICAL THEATRE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2015
  • 19th OPERA IN THE GARDEN
  • Guest Artist
  • Opera North
  • 2015
  • HAINAN FILM FESTIVAL 2015
  • Guest Opera Artist
  • China Ministry of Arts
  • 2015
  • MERCY BALL
  • Guest Opera Artist
  • Deborah Delaney Events
  • Deborah Delaney
  • 2015
  • DIVERSITY BALL
  • Guest Artist
  • Counties Manukau DHB
  • 2014
  • HAIRSPRAY
  • Male Authority Figure & Understudy Edna Turnblad
  • Sky City Theatre
  • Grant Messe
  • 2013
  • THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
  • Monsier Andre
  • WMT/AMICI Productions
  • Grant Meese
  • 2009
  • CATS
  • Bustopher Jones
  • AMICI Productions
  • Grant Messe
  • 2008
  • CATS
  • Bustopher Jones & Growltiger
  • Whangarei Theatre Co.
  • Lachie Maclean
  • 2007
  • THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
  • Hipockets Duncan
  • Whangarei Theatre Co.
  • Gayle Dowsett
  • 2007
  • ALADDIN
  • Widow Twankey
  • Whangarei Theatre Co.
  • 2007
  • CABARET
  • Ensemble
  • Whangarei Theatre Co.
  • 2006
  • DISNEY'S BEAUTY & THE BEAST
  • Ensemble
  • N.S.M.T.
  • Grant Messe
  • 2005
  • JEKYL & HYDE - The Musical
  • Ensemble
  • Whangarei Theatre Co.
  • Lachie Maclean
  • 2003
  • ALADDIN
  • Widow Twankey
  • Whangarei Theatre Co.

  • VOICE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2010-11
  • HONE IN HOLLYWOOD
  • Segment Comedy
  • Ngati Hine FM
  • 2007/08
  • RADIO MC
  • Mr. Skwete
  • Ngatihine FM
  • 2006
  • RADIO VOICE OVERS
  • More Fm & others

  • OTHER
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2014
  • COCA-COLA CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
  • Santa
  • Best Events Ltd
  • Kate Ward Smythe
  • 2014
  • OPERA IN THE PARK
  • Featured Performer
  • He Puna Marama Trust
  • 2013-Present
  • HATEA KAPA HAKA
  • Tenor Performer
  • National Choral Winners
  • Pauline Hopa
  • 2013
  • COCA COLA CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
  • Santa
  • Best Events
  • Kate Ward Smythe
  • 2012
  • RIGOLETTO
  • Company/Chorus/Government Minister
  • NZ OPERA
  • Lindy Hume
  • 2012
  • COCA COLA CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
  • Santa
  • Best Events
  • Kate Ward Smythe
  • 2006-11
  • OPERA IN THE GARDEN
  • Operatic Tenor
  • Opera North
  • Joan Kennaway QSM
  • 2003-11
  • HATEA KAPA HAKA
  • Peformer
  • National Winners
  • Pauline Hopa


  • TRAINING
  • 2007/08 VOICE TRAINING - Singing/ Opera/ Voice - Joan Kennaway OSM & Evelyn Hatfield. 2007 AUCKLAND THEATRE COMPANY with Cameron Rhodes and Sylvia Rands
  • 2012- Bachelor of Maori Performing Arts - Te Wananga o Awanuiarangi

  • RELEVANT SKILLS
  • SING - Tenor to high C, FULL DRIVERS LICENSE, MC, MAORI LANGUAGE (Conversational), KAPA HAKA, NETBALL, SOFTBALL, TRAINED CHEF.
  • Event/Project Coordination Highly sort MC Presenting Coporate perfomances - Opera, Comedy, Host