WANTED:  For defying the laws of gravity


Henry the Juggler (alias Henry Lappen) is considered armed (and legged) and dangerous. He is known to cause spontaneous outbursts of laughter. He speaks little, but says a great deal through his expression and body language (and road signs!). He has in his possession BALLS, CLUBS, RINGS, TORCHES and other apparatus of his trade. He is capable of walking on a thin wire high above the ground. He is known to change his height through the use of stilts.


Henry involves innocent bystanders in his act.

Fee support for Henry's show is available through the New England States Touring (NEST) program.


See Henry the Juggler in action!


 Henry's performance was simply marvelous, and young and old alike seemed mesmerized by his wonderfully funny (and colorful) juggling.

Anne von Stuelnagel, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

Henry has a wonderful, easy, natural way of working the crowd. The children and adults alike were enchanted as he walked around on those high stilts, juggled, bent low to greet curious youngsters. We recommend him to others with great enthusiasm.

Elizabeth Christie, Youth Services, Brattleboro, VT

Of all the entertainers we employ, we get the most requests for Henry Lappen.

Dolores Reis, Village Commons, S. Hadley, MA


Henry the Juggler is a professional. He has been seen by tens of thousands up and down the East coast, appearing at theaters, schools, libraries, festivals, scout troops, and business districts. Henry has been performing and teaching juggling for over 30 years. He studied physical comedy at California's Dell'Arte School, and continues to develop his act through classes in Tai-Chi, Feldenkraiz, and Tango. He is an active member of the International Jugglers Association, and the Hats Off Performers Guild. Henry is the producer of the annual New England Performers' Retreat.