The New Clowns in Town

This summer, Clown Bar returns with a cast full of our old favorites, as well as some thrilling new additions! Take a peek!

The Clown Bar Cast:

Willy Appelman*
Ian Axness
Salty Brine
Andrew Farmer
Jessica Frey
Daniel Johnsen*
Ben Langhorst
Michael Lorz
Iris McQullian-Grace
Cyndi Perczek
Claire Rothrock
Gianmarco Soresi
Dan Tracy*
Amir Wachterman
Eric Williams
Shane Zeigler*

*Pipeline Theatre Company Ensemble Members

Learn more about all the new clowns below!

Can’t wait until Clown Bar arrives? Well we’re doing readings of Nate Weida’s epic opera, I’s Twinkle, all April long. Our final readings are April 19 and 27. Click here to RSVP.

Meet the New Clowns

Flannel_Street_JPEG_8749Ben Langhorst (Thumbs Understudy)
Ben Langhorst is a drama major, studying acting at the Playwrights Horizons Theater School (PHTS), at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Previous credits at NYU include Three Sisters, Measure for Measure, Ten Blocks on the Camino Real, The Twisted State, as well as Uncle Giff’s Christmas Special and The Museum is Closed for a Private Function, original works created at PHTS. In his final semester this fall, Ben will be workshopping his own original musical, Life and Other Variations.




Michael_webMichael Lorz (Swing)
Michael Lorz recently graduated from NYU – CAP21. Previous credits include NYMF’s Swiss Family Robinson, FringeNYC’s America’s Breath of Fresh Air, and the BASiC Theatre Company’s Gross Indecency. He also has done his fair share of children’s theatre with Making Books Sing, which has really prepared him for the G-Rated nature of Clown Bar





Iris_webIris McQuillan-Grace (Swing)
Iris McQuillan-Grace is an actor and teaching artist. She has a BA from Emerson College and an MFA from the New School for Drama. In NYC she has worked with NYTW, EST/Youngblood, HERE arts, New Georges, Tiny Rhino, Naked Angels and now, with the fantastic cast and crew of Clown Bar! She also is a volunteer for Co/Lab a group dedicated to drama outreach for the developmentally disabled. Upcoming roles: Lucetta in Two Gentleman of Verona ( Shakespeare on the Sound).




Cyndi_Perczek_headshotCyndi Perczek (Popo)
Cyndi Perczek is delighted to join the cast of Clown Bar. Recent credits include: Plum de Force (Bushwick Starr), Onthefloor (Ace Hotel), Drunkfish Oceanrant (JACK, Dixon Place), Without Me (BAX), War Lesbian (Prelude Festival), Political Subversities (The PIT, UCBT, Ars Nova). She is a member of The Dance Cartel, Political Subversities and regularly performs with Haruna Lee. She also teaches preschool and creative drama in Brooklyn. Education: BFA-NYU- ETW, MS-EDU THTR-CCNY.




Gianmarco_webGianmarco Soresi (Swing)
Gianmarco Soresi is an actor, stand-up comedian and writer. Recent film credits include Small Miracles (Starring Judd Hirsch), Blue Bloods (CBS), Stalked (Investigation Discovery), and a PNC bank commercial in which he wore a full-body dog costume for the entire two-day shoot. Onstage, he performed in the the New York premiere of Lucas Hnath’s Odile’s Ordeal (Drama Book Shop After Hours Series), a 100-person Spoon River (Columbia Stages) and I Wish You a Boat (Ward Studio Company). He has performed stand-up at Caroline’s Comedy, The Metropolitan Room and UCB.




imageEric Williams (Swing)
Eric Williams’ New York theater credits includes From Rodgers to Heart at Joe’s Pub (Sutton Foster, dir.), Ghost of Dracula (FringeNYC), BYUIOO (Pipeline Theater Co.), The Berenstain Bears Live! (Off-Broadway/National Tour), and Toe Pick! (Ars Nova). He also recently appeared in the film Fantastic Adventures of Foolish Gentleman. BFA NYU Tisch School of the Arts.