Singer & Aerialist

Called the “demon spawn of Freddie Mercury & Janis Joplin” Cunio is co-founder, frontman and writer for queer rock band BITE! (@wearebitetheband) and is a vocalist with heavy metal collective Brass Against. Their collaborations boast nearly 2 million views on YouTube, while Cunio’s past as a vocalist for Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox reeled in over 7 million viewers. Cunio was last seen in Chicago for 2 concurrent runs with Teatro Zinzanni (2020, 2021) and his previous Chicago credits include the Lyric Opera’s 2018 production of Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate) as well as the final year of Jersey Boys’ (Tommy DeVito) record breaking run at the Bank of America Theater (now CIBC). Since 2011 he’s been master of ceremonies at decadent burlesque supper club Duane Park and is a regular feature at infamous NYC nightlife staples House of Yes & Company XIV.