Luke Wygodny is a multi instrumentalist singer-songwriter, professional actor & lifetime educator. Born and raised in Chicago, Luke grew up living & breathing music. At a very young age, Wygodny found peace through his cello where he trained in classical music through the Suzuki method. As he got older he found himself jamming on his dads beat up old Yamaha guitar and he’s been writing songs ever since.
As a Singer/Songwriter Luke just wrapped up writing the music & performing it live (Cello, Guitar, Keys) in the World Premiere of Primary Trust at Roundabout (NY Critics Pick) starring William Jackson Harper.
His indie/folk band The Heartstrings Project was up for consideration at the 64th Grammy Awards 2022: Best Americana Album of the Year & Best American Roots Song. They performed at Yusuf/Cat Stevens' Virtual 50th Anniversary of Tea for the Tillerman with Dave Matthews Band, Haim & more. The've also been Deepak Chopra's Monthly Featured Artist Pick on Spotify.
As an Actor, he’s toured the country in Broadway musicals such as Once, American Idiot, and Soul Doctor. He was also seen as Judas in PCLO's production of Godspell, Hundred Days with The Bengsons at La Jolla Playhouse and David Cromer’s production of Rent in Chicago. He originated the role of “Jumping Jack the Acrobat'' under the circus tent in Jahn Sood’s folk opera The Disappearing Man at St. Louis Rep.
As a teacher, Luke was one of the founding members of Heartstrings Kids as well as the Musical Tots program at New York Kids Club. He has led songwriting workshops at Roundabout Youth Ensemble, Montessori schools, Breathe Festival in Indiana, Kerrville Music Festival in Texas & an ongoing Heartstrings Kids Songwriting retreat in Costa Rica.
As a spiritual leader Wygodny raised praise alongside Rabbi David Ingber at Romemu Manhattan and is now leading services at Beacon Hebrew Alliance in the mountains of Beacon, NY.
He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Syracuse University.
It’s Luke’s greatest responsibility to remain truly broken open.