Lorenzo Pisoni's performance is breathtaking.

--- New York Times

 

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.

As a physical comedy choreographer and director, calling on his training as a clown, he’s collaborated with Jeremy Herrin, Tina Landau, Alan Arkin, Elaine May, Matthew Broderick, David Arquette, 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.


Lorenzo is making his film directorial debut with the documentary feature, Circus Kid. The film has already been accepted into numerous festivals including The Mill Valley Film Festival, The Woodstock Film Festival, DOC: NYC, Florida Film Festival and The Berkshire International Film Festival. Visit the film's site for a teaser and more info on upcoming screenings.