THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT PERRI...
Character Actor. Chameleon.
Whether utilizing accents, dialects or entire languages, period costumes or physical adjustments (facial hair included), Perri has made a name for himself as a shape-shifting actor; sometimes playing multiple characters in a single production. Possessing an excellent sense of ensemble, his work sinks into the narrative fabric seamlessly.
Stoic. Sensitive. Secretive.
Covering a wide dramatic range, either as the mysterious middle-man, hard-nosed top gun, or the slow-witted dependent, Perri has a knack for creating multi-layered dramatic characters with explosive inner-lives bubbling just underneath the surface.
"appropriately mysterious and a little frightening"
Aggressive. Animated. Acrobatic.
Comically proficient with an excellent sense of humor and flawless timing, Perri excels at playing the spastic blow-hard, the dim-witted nascent, and the goofy sage. Never afraid to go physically over the top to land a joke, he is equally suited to play the clown or the straight man in almost any comic situation.
Whether playing the Piano, Accordion, or any new instrument, Perri's facility for learning music, and uncovering how it fits into the physicality of a character or the atmosphere of a story's world is top rate.
"The deft musical interludes offered by Fritz, the German musician (Perri Yaniv), and Lione (Regina Gibson), the Italian-American opera singer, offer a seamless transition between the acts as well as authentic ambiance within the play’s action..."
- Adam Neal, Travel Lady Magazine
"Perri Yaniv’s accordion is used perfectly in those instances that summon up the experience of east European immigrants."
-Jeff Myhre, NYTheatre Guide