Artistic Icon: Larry Buzzeo

  • This is a part of our feature on LGBTQ Performing Arts Leaders

Larry Buzzeo. Courtesy of ArtsBuzz Theatrics.

Larry Buzzeo is originally from Stamford, Conn. where he began his theatrical obsession at the age of 25.

Inspired by retired Broadway actress Karen Greene, Buzzeo began auditioning for local community theaters, only to discover that the stage was his calling. 20 something years later he finds himself a seasoned actor, singer, performer artist, director, set and costume designer. He has served on the boards of several local venues and has been a member of the Actors Equity Union. Performing constantly in both Equity and non-Equity productions and cabaret. In ArtBuzz’s first year, Buzzeo was able to produce three very successful productions at Empire Stage, “Bent,” “Cock,” “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks,” and “Sordid Lives.”

He is the founder and artistic director of ArtBuzz Theatrics.

Mission Statement: ArtBuzz's main focus in our storytelling endeavors is to highlight LGBT and neglected voices in our creative community. Everyone has a story to tell, and we want to encourage art in all forms: unfiltered, raw, exhilarating stories to educate and entertain.

Prior Related Employment and/or Education: I’ve had 25-plus years in performance and production. Equity and non-equity. I have performed, directed, designed, and built sets, costume and wig design.

What would you say is the most rewarding part of your job?

To see a project come to life from idea to production and to experience the audience’s reaction to a production that you’ve put months of planning, heart, and sweat into.

What would you say is the most challenging part of your job?

Most challenging is the managerial business end, fundraising, casting, and time management.

What would be a “dream come true” for your organization?

A dream come true would be finding bright, enthusiastic people who want to be a part of a collective force to tell our stories. For a generous donor or donors to appreciate our vision and help support our dream. Which is simply to tell important stories through art and theater.

Where would you like to see your organization in 10 years? 

I’d like to see us as a well-established, constant source of quality entertainment. To be an active, vibrant, well-respected, well-known theater company in the Wilton Manors community.


LGBTQ Performing Arts Leaders


Phone: 954-514-7095
Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM - 2PM


2520 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, FL 33305



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