Cleary Breunig discovered his passion for Musical Theatre during high school when he participated in Musical productions as well as Show Choir. Though he has always loved performing, Breunig found himself lacking the confidence to pursue a degree in this area as he entered his undergraduate studies as an Undecided freshman. Throughout his first year, Breunig participated in both University Choir and Men’s Glee Club at UWM, gaining the network, advice and confidence he needed to audition for the Musical Theatre program at the Peck School of the Arts.
Fans of Peck School musicals may have seen Breunig performing in HAIR (2009), No No Nanette (2011) and The Wild Party (2013), as well as with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in its performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony this March. “Each of these shows delivered different experiences are were incredibly influential to me,” he says. “I will remember the soul and spirit of each cast and how much I have learned from other people’s experiences, loves and flaws.“
Breunig has big dreams for his future. “Like I would assume most Musical Theatre majors would say is the dream, Broadway in New York,” he says. As for the short term, however, he plans to work as a singer and dancer on a cruise line, taking advantage of the opportunity to travel the world while exploring his passion for performing.