Tessa Zugmeyer was born in Colmar, France, to a French father and a mother who is a native Californian. Raised in the States, she moved to NYC after completing a BA in Theater at UCLA, and an MFA in Acting from American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. A proud member of Actors' Equity, some of her favorite roles include Rosalind in “As You Like It”, the Greek Female Chorus in “How I Learned to Drive”, Agnes in “Dancing at Lughnasa”, and Leona Samish in “The Time of the Cuckoo." Tessa never leaves home without reading material. She composts, wears Birkenstocks in the summer and lives for the Jackson Heights farmer's market. Although she is not back to work at Orso yet, she hopes to see you there very soon.
William “Gip” Clark grew up in Greenwood, MS where he dreamed of being a singer/actor. It was after performing 2 years at Dollywood that he moved to NYC. He worked sporadically as a performer in NYC on both the popular Spirit Cruise Lines and as an iconic Toy Soldier at the fabled F.A.O. Schwartz toy store. Gip has been an integral part of the Bar Centrale family for many years and, in addition to his sparkling wit and charm, he makes a spectacular, Robert DeNiro approved Margarita.
Chris Rozanski was born in Troy, Michigan and now proudly resides in Astoria, NY. Chris, along with his sister Ashley, spent his childhood performing in many local community theatre and high school productions. He continued his education by getting his BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Oakland University. Upon graduation, Chris moved to New York and quickly joined The Actors Equity Association. It was then that he chose to perform under the name, Christopher Persichetti to honor his maternal grandparents. They still get excited when they see "Persichetti" in a program! An accomplished bartender and seven time “Joey Award” winner, when Chris is not performing, you can catch him behind the bar at Joe Allen Restaurant, mixing drinks for Broadway's best. Come on in, talk about theatre, and enjoy a "Rosebud"cocktail. www.christopherpersichetti.com
Cocktails at Table 7- Inside New York’s Joe Allen is produced and hosted by Jason Woodruff, Dana Mierlak and Sean Kent, with music by James Rubio and logo and artwork design by Christina D’Angelo. The Producers would like to extend a special thank you to the owners of Joe Allen, Orso and Bar Centrale Restaurants.