About Joe Baer

Joe Baer began his theatrical career in the 1970s backstage as an apprentice at the Metropolitan Opera (NYC). He worked on a variety of Broadway theater and television shows to earn his Journeyman’s Union card, eventually landing the position of Assistant Electrician at Sesame Street and Head Electrician at the Ed Sullivan Theater. Later in his technical career he became the Head Lighting Director at WPIX Television, Inc. (NYC) and did freelance work for ABC and ESPN. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including an Emmy for Lighting (2003).

Upon retiring in 2010, Joe moved his focus to the other side of the camera to fulfill a lifelong interest in solo shows. His most recent endeavor is Samuel Clemens: Tales of Mark Twain. This one-man show produced by Baerhands Theater and Television, Inc, is written and performed by Joe Baer with excerpts from the hand of Mark Twain.

Joe Baer is an actor whose credits include both television and Off-Broadway roles.

2019   Samuel Clemens: Tales of Mark Twain, Solo Show
2017   Love Letters, (Principal) 
2016   Christmas Carol: A Theatrical Reading
2015   Clarence Darrow: One Man Play
2013   Camelot (Merlyn)
2012   Vince Durango: Just Having Fun, Solo Show
2011   Vince Durango: Just For Fun, Solo Show
1984,  Frozen Roses, Off-Broadway Musical (Principal)
1974   Noises Off (The Director)
1973   The Collector (Principal)

1990   TV. Working It Out, P, E4, Date from Hell (Supporting cast)
1984   TV. Kate and Allie: S3 E14, Chip’s Divorce (Supporting cast)
1984   TV. Sesame Street, E1952 (Harris)

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Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.

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