Hello, there. It's nice to meet you!
Troy Lingelbach grew up swimming the sunny seas, sourcing the ripest avocados, and hiking the towering mountains of San Diego, California. From a young age, it was apparent that creating art added value to his life, whether he was making up shows with his sister, competing in gymnastics, or performing in community theatre productions.
After ending his competitive gymnastics career, Troy dedicated himself more fully to acting, and soon found that dance and aerial arts provided a new outlet for physical expression that combined all his interests. In high school, Troy was accepted into Canyon Crest Academy's Theatre Conservatory Program, where he worked with faculty from UCSD's MFA program as well as renowned guest artists in workshops that shaped his young artistic self.
Troy originally moved to the Big Apple to pursue a higher education in the arts and to follow his performance dreams, but has always kept a sense of Southern-Californian spontaneity. He is a recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, where he majored in Theatre Performance and minored in Musical Theatre, Philosophy, and Hispanic Studies. An artist and philosopher of many interests, Troy loves when theatre breaks boundaries, causes people to think, and inspires change: living by Cesar Cruz's quotation "Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable."
Troy is currently living and working in New York City as an actor, singer, dancer, aerial performer/instructor, and scene shop carpenter.
Recent theatre credits include the lead role of William Carlisle in Simon Steven's play Punk Rock at Marymount Manhattan, as well as ensemble/swing in the NYC Premier of Frank Wildhorn's musical Zelda.
As a circus acrobat, Troy has performed the lead role of Petrushka in ABCirque's aerial adaptation of Stravinski's ballet accompanied by a live 75-piece orchestra. In 2016, he competed in the US Aerial Championships, placing second in both the Male Lyra and Aerial Silk categories. He is a member of ABCirque.
When he's not training or rehearsing, you can probably catch Troy out and about, trying to find the best gluten free ice cream NY has to offer.
"Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness." Emily Bronté
Troy is excited to announce that he'll be spending his first summer of post-grad life with Mac-Haydn Theatre! He'll be bringing seven of his favorite musicals (including Cabaret, Funny Girl, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Mamma Mia!) to life over the next three and a half months, dancing and singing as a featured ensemble member. This year, Mac-Haydn is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, so the entire line up of shows is super exciting! Come on up to Chatham, NY! http://www.machaydntheatre.org/the-company/