Lorenzo Pugliese

Lorenzo Pugliese

Lorenzo Pugliese is a promising young actor known for his vocal prowess and dedicated, calculated, and vulnerable acting skills. He is presently appearing in the title role on the first national tour of The Spongebob Musical. Lorenzo made his regional theatre debut as a sophomore in college in two Scranton Shakespeare Festival (SSF) productions: Damn Yankees, a site-specific version performed at a Minor League baseball stadium, and Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Upon his return the following season at SSF, he was cast as Ren McCormack in Footloose, marking his first leading role at a regional theatre, and in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, another site-specific production at a shopping mall. Subsequently, he played Dan in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Lorenzo holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he appeared in productions of American Idiot, Retrograde, and Guys and Dolls.

Artist Bio

Lorenzo Pugliese is a promising young actor known for his vocal prowess and dedicated, calculated, and vulnerable acting skills. He is presently appearing in the title role on the first national tour of The Spongebob Musical. Lorenzo made his regional theatre debut as a sophomore in college in two Scranton Shakespeare Festival (SSF) productions: Damn Yankees, a site-specific version performed at a Minor League baseball stadium, and Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Upon his return the following season at SSF, he was cast as Ren McCormack in Footloose, marking his first leading role at a regional theatre, and in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, another site-specific production at a shopping mall. Subsequently, he played Dan in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Lorenzo holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he appeared in productions of American Idiot, Retrograde, and Guys and Dolls.

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How Does it Feel (Cover)

The Spongebob Musical on tour!

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"...played with gusto, enthusiasm, an insistent smile..." – Berkshire Bright Focus

The Spongebob Musical – “Spongebob is played with gusto, enthusiasm, an insistent smile and with much talent by Lorenzo Pugliese. His singing voice is large, crystaline and even on pitch when he is hanging upside down by his feet from a high ladder. He dances, mimes, moves in an angular, Egyptian wall painting manner, acts the joy of Spongebob's daily existence and beautifully portrays the neediness of a creature who lives inside a discarded golden pineapple. He wants more, wants to succeed but he fights the eternal battle of the common worker to better himself in his world. Pugliese, …very much at ease taking center stage, gives great and touching humanity to his yellow sea sponge.”