(15 year student)
Since graduating from Penn Hills in 1996, and just moving to NYC to try his luck… Luck has been his middle name! First Job, featured soloist in the Radio City Christmans Spectacular at the Music Hall in NYC. Second Job, On Broadway as the Dance Captain of FOOTLOOSE! He is constantly working a a featured dancer; the Nikkon Industrial in California, the “Saturday Night Fever” Tour Commercial, Taina – a Music Video for Nickelodeon, the National Tour of Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana”. Also, a choreography note to his credits, Broadway’s Easter Bonnet Benefit. Mark dedicated his first speaking role to Mr. Miller and played to great laughs in the revival of “The Golden Boy”. Formerly done with Sammy Davis, Jr. this story is about a fighter – Salty would have liked that. Then came the Principal Role of Carnival Boy in “Carousel” at the renowned Papermill Playhouse.
Mark set the show “Footloose” in Japan for the second time and will be performing again in the 2002 Radio City Christmas Spectacular on the Great Stage at Radio City Music Hall!
Introduction to Santa in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with AC and also managed to tape the December 24th Episode of As The World Turns. Mark is the Nutcracker in Lucy’s Dream. Mark will leave the Country for Germany on December 27th – he is the assistant choreographer for the amazing auto show on New Year’s Ever!
Update: February – rumor has it that Mark is the Dance Swing for the New Broadway Musical “Wicked”! This dancer is known for his training, technique and amazing acrobatics, this wicked dancer is perfect for the show!
Update: The show “Wicked” opened to rave reviews in San Francisco, the cast will rehearse back in the Big Apple and open at the Gershwin Theater in time for Halloween!
Update: The rehearsals are constant and the changes are many, “Wicked”starts to preview Thursday Oct 8th. Abby will see the show October 28th – the kinks should be worked out in time for the Opening.
THE REVIEWS ARE IN – WICKED IS THE NEW SMASH HIT ON BROADWAY!!!