Mark is a New York-based actor, music director, and nationally recognized college audition coach.
He holds a BFA in musical theatre performance (with a focus on music direction, conducting, and arranging) from the University of Michigan and has worked extensively with a focus on bringing the worlds of rock and pop music and contemporary musical theatre. As a pianist/keyboardist, arranger, musical director, and orchestrator he has worked at theatres across the country including Signature, Harlem Stage, The Jungle, La Jolla Playhouse, and others.
He has recently played as a member of several pop/rock bands including the Stephen Rothkopf Band and David Brown & the Delanos, as well as serving as bandleader/arranger and keyboardist for Lori Pasqualino's You Tube-based "Live Project". His full-length pop producing debut, Lenne Klingaman's "The Heart is the Hunter" , is now available for purchase on iTunes.
Mark also holds an MFA in Acting from UC San Diego/La Jolla Playhouse, and his acting career has taken him to stages across the nation including Center Theatre Group, the Denver Center, the Guthrie Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and the acclaimed US National Tour of Peter Brook's The Suit.
As a coach and educator he has developed a successful professional coaching studio in New York and Los Angeles with clients appearing on Broadway, in National Tours, in countless regional productions and on television. He has worked with College Audition Coach since 2005, helping high school students successfully apply for undergraduate theatre and musical theatre BFA degree programs. He currently works in the musical theatre departments at Pace University and the New York Film Academy and has taught guest workshops at numberous BFA and BA acting and musical theatre programs including: Guthrie/University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, UC San Diego, and Relativity School.