Cunio will join a company that includes recent cast additions Dominic Scaglione Jr. as Frankie Valli and Shonn Wiley as Bob Gaudio. Also featured are Michael Ingersoll as Nick Massi, Craig Laurie and Jonathan Weir.
The ensemble comprises Michelle Aravena, Dominic Bogart, Jared Bradshaw, John Michael Coppola, John Michael Dias, Mike Erickson, Alayna Gallo, Steven M. Goldsmith, Merissa Haddad, Michelle Knight, Sydney Morton, Kraig McCreary, Rashad Naylor, Timothy Quinlan, Ryan Quinn West and Chuck Webb.
Michael Cunio is co-founder/lead singer of the alternative rock band Reckless Place and has been seen in productions of Hairspray, The Rockae, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Reefer Madness! and Letters from 'Nam. Cunio's screen credits include "The Fluffer," "Cradle 2 the Grave," "Motocrossed," "The West Wing," "V.I.P." and "Scrapper."
Produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner, Jersey Boys is presented in Chicago by Broadway In Chicago and TheatreDreams.
Jersey Boys was written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. Des McAnuff directed the production with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. The musical, according to press notes, is "the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi . . . a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30."
Jersey Boys premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse in October 2004 before arriving in November 2005 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre, where it continues.
Tickets are available by visiting Broadway in Chicago box offices (18 W. Monroe, 24 W. Randolph St. and 151 W. Randolph St.), through the Broadway in Chicago Ticket Line at (312) 902-1400, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers or online at Ticketmaster.com.
For more information visit www.JerseyBoysChicago.com.