Erik Liberman - Actor, Writer , Director
Erik Liberman can currently be seen in the Transparent series finale on Amazon. He is recognized for originating roles in several productions on Broadway and off, including War Paint with Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole; The Band's Visit with Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk; Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame; and Harold Prince's LoveMusik with Donna Murphy and Michael Cerveris. Television work includes roles on Modern Family, Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl, and A & E’s Unforgettable. Liberman has also performed in Carol Burnett's Hollywood Arms, portrayed Groucho Marx at the Obama White House, appeared in acclaimed revivals of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods and Merrily We Roll Along, as well as opposite Topol, Harvey Fierstein, and Theodore Bikel in Fiddler on the Roof, later leading the show's all-star 50th anniversary celebrations at New York City's Town Hall and Symphony Space.
Born in Coconut Grove, Florida, he made his television debut at age six. Liberman was mentored by Maureen Stapleton and became a YoungArts winner while a senior at New World School of the Arts. After high school, he trained at London's Complicité and Royal National Theatre, received a grant to study physical theatre with master clown teacher Philippe Gaulier in Paris, and in Los Angeles, was the face of noted improv-and-sketch-comedy school The Groundlings.
Liberman has received accolades including Helen Hayes, Ovation, and Garland Awards, in addition to winning the Lotte Lenya Competition for Singers. He has contributed to numerous books including the Actors’ Equity Association’s centennial celebration, Performance of the Century and, with his father, Wisdom From an Empty Mind and Luminous Life: How the Science of Light Unlocks the Art of Living. He is the author of a forthcoming biography about Jayne Mansfield.