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.

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. 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. The film will be making its debut on December 21st, 2017 on the SundanceNOW streaming service. Visit the film's site for more info.