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Lorenzo began performing in 1978 in his parents’ circus, The Pickle Family Circus. During his career as a circus performer he worked in many circuses, including Cirque Du Soleil, as a clown, juggler, aerialist, acrobat, ringmaster, working in Asia, Europe and all over of the US.
In 1999, he retired after 20 years as a circus artist and moved to New York City where began working as an actor. Since then he has performed on Broadway and Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center, Manhattan Theater Club, The Public Theater, Second Stage with actors such as Richard Griffiths, Daniel Radcliffe, Kevin Kline, Marcia Gay Harden, Ethan Hawke, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Waterston, Blair Brown, Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Jimmy Smits, Kristen Johnston, and Jobeth Williams. He’s also worked around the country at South Coast Repertory, American Conservatory Theater, The McCarter Theater, Seattle Repertory Theater, and The Guthrie Theater.
On camera, Lorenzo has been seen in The Adjustment Bureau and Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son and on television in Elementary, Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order: CI, The Good Wife, Mysteries of Laura, and All My Children.
Currently, Lorenzo is using his expertise as a physical performer and actor as part of the creative team for Disney's FROZEN which will make its Broadway debut in February of 2018. As a physical comedy choreographer and director, he’s collaborated with Michael Grandage, Rob Ashford, Jeremy Herrin, Tina Landau, Alan Arkin, Elaine May, and Bill Irwin for both theatre and film projects.
In Sept of 2013, the award winning solo show, HUMOR ABUSE, created by Lorenzo and Erica Schmidt, based on true stories about being raised in a circus with a clown for a father - originally presented by Manhattan Theatre Club in the Spring 2009 - culminated its 4 year run around the country in Los Angeles at Center Theatre Group's The Mark Taper Forum. The success of this play inspired producers Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, and Eden Wurmfeld to help Lorenzo direct his first documentary feature, Circus Kid, with Executive Producer, Daniel Radcliffe. The film has been screened around the USA in numerous festivals including The Mill Valley Film Festival, The Woodstock Film Festival, DOC: NYC, Florida Film Festival and The Berkshire International Film Festival. CIRCUS KID is now available on the SundanceNOW streaming service. Visit the film's site for more info.
CIRCUS KID Himself Dir. Lorenzo Pisoni
NIGHTFIRE Agent Carter Dir. Brando Benetton
LOTUS TIL RECKONING Gabe Dir. David McElfresh
BIG MOMMAS HOUSE 3 Dmitri Dir. John Whitesell
ADJUSTMENT BUREAU Adjustment Clerk Dir. George Nolfi
COMPANY RETREAT Fadio Dir. Campbell Scott
SOUTH OF PICO Henry Dir. Ernst Gossner
Elementary Gardner CBS (Christine Moore, dir)
Law & Order: SVU Brandan Cahill NBC (Michael Pressman, dir)
Mysteries of Laura Michael Devlin NBC (McG, dir)
The Good Wife Garret Yates CBS (Rosemary Rodriguez, dir)
Law & Order: CI Ethan Johns NBC (Tom DiCillo, dir)
All My Children DA Willis (recurring) ABC
THE EXPLORERS CLUB Lucius Manhattan Theatre Club
MEASURE FOR MEASURE Duke Vincentio NYSF/The Public Theater
ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL Dumaine NYSF/The Public Theater
HUMOR ABUSE Self MTC, PTC, SRT, ACT, CTG (co-created with Erica Schmidt)
EQUUS Nugget/ Horseman Broadway
INJURED PARTY Hans/Others South Coast Rep
DEVIL’S DISCIPLE Dick Dudgeon Irish Repertory Theatre
ELECTION DAY Jerry Clark Second Stage
THE GREAT GATSBY Jay Gatsby The Guthrie Theater/Seattle Rep
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Mitch Albom Seattle Repertory Theater
MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Demetrius/Flute Lincoln Center Theatre/NYPhil
THE GAMESTER Valere ACT
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Claudio NYSF/The Public Theatre
HENRY IV John of Lancaster Lincoln Center Theatre, Broadway
LAST DANCE Cab Manhattan Theatre Club
AS YOU LIKE IT Orlando/Oliver The Public Theatre
THE TEMPEST Ferdinand The McCarter Theatre
THE ILLUSION Adraste NJ Shakespeare Festival
ROMEO AND JULIET Romeo Shakespeare and Co.
ARMS AND THE MAN Capt. Bluntschli Barrington Stage Co.
TROILUS & CRESSIDA Paris Theatre For New Audience
MYSTERE Cirque du Soleil
VIVA! MUSICAL CIRCUS Banana Musical Circus/Japan
PICKLE FAMILY CIRCUS Pickle Family Circus 1978-1989
Disney's Frozen - Michael Grandage, dir
Spongbob Square Pants - Tina Landau, dir
Noises Off, Broadway - Jeremy Herrin, dir
See Spot Run - John Whitesell, dir for Warner Brothers
Taller Than A Dwarf, Broadway - Alan Arkin, dir
Harlequin Studies, Signature Theatre, Off Broadway - Bill Irwin, dir
Drama Desk, Obie, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle NY, Los Angeles Critics Circle, Bay Area Critics Circle Awards