Martin Pfefferkorn (he/him) is making his non-singing operatic debut as Buoso, but he has been performing for over 30 years. He CAN sing, though he has only done a few musicals including A Christmas Carol (Marley) & Little Shop of Horrors (Ensemble). Pfefferkorn was part of the original ensemble cast and helped originate characters in Dreamtime, one of the first multimedia shows on Broadway to incorporate High-Definition video with live performance, at the Ed Sullivan Theater prior to its sale to CBS for Late Show with David Letterman. He was also part of the ensemble who performed the U.S. staged debut of Bits from Monty Python at William Paterson University. Pfefferkorn was part of the ensemble in The Passion Play, at the Park Theater in Union City, New Jersey. He performed a 1-Man show, John J. Trause’s Latter Day Litany as “The Prophet” at the Bickford Theater, a show based on imaginary Saints. At the end of last year, he helped originate characters in a staged reading of Melissa Toomey’s The Devil Smokes American Spirits at The Tank followed closely by his role as the Zombie in Lunch & a Zombie, an original 1-Act play by D.S. Burrows, both at the Chain Theatre & the Players Theatre BOO Festival. Pfefferkorn continues to perform for numerous groups and venues in the Metro area. He has previously been involved with murder mystery dinner theatre companies including the Mysterical Players and Beggars Row Theatre Co., all in New Jersey. Pfefferkorn does live event work, including haunted houses for the Halloween season, costumed character mascots for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and other photo-op venues.
In addition to acting, Pfefferkorn is also an experienced director. Along with directing the aforementioned murder mystery shows, he has directed for numerous 1-Act festivals including the Strawberry, the ATC Studios’ Young Playwrights Project, Old Library Theater NJ, and other D.S. Burrows works. For many years, he was the Co-Writer, Assistant Director, and Technical Director of A Midsummer’s Dreaming Co. which ran The Summer Theatre Camp of Montclair, New Jersey, a Shakespeare-infused day camp for young performers.
Virtually, Pfefferkorn has performed with numerous groups such as most recently Incarn Live Virtual Theater, The AlphaNYC Theatre Company, and Falconworks Theater Company’s Off The Hook. He belongs to No Epilogue Productions, a radio theatre company and PAGES, a weekly playwright workshop group that he co-runs.
Pfefferkorn is a member of SAG-AFTRA and can be seen in just about anything that shoots in the NYC area. His film credits most recently include Drunk Bus with Charlie Tahan. For television, you can see him on Amazon Prime’s Harlem. Along with film and television, Pfefferkorn has done commercials for companies such as IKEA, the video game Grand Theft Auto 2, and music videos too numerous to mention.
He is an original student of the ATC Studios in Clifton, New Jersey where he also resides. Many thanks to Joel Brody for recommending him for this production.