I just finished two amazing years on the road playing Scar in Disney’s The Lion King. I closed the Lion King “Gazelle tour” after playing it’s final year (it was on the road for 16 years!) and was the premiere Scar on the brand new “Rafiki tour.” Prior to that, I played Prince Gustav VI in the Broadway Bound world premiere of the Musical Josephine at Asolo Repertory Theatre opposite Deborah Cox. For the final two seasons of the beloved cult show Sleepy Hollow on Fox, I played the recurring role of George Washington: Spymaster, General and all-around badass. I’m now headed back to my home in Sunnyside and find the next adventure.
Mark grew up in the Midwest on the great plains of Nebraska. At any given time he was often the tallest object in any given direction. He fell in love with theatre when he played a CIA agent and shark in James in the Giant Peach at 7, but hated singing until he saw Les Mis at 14 and realized just how exciting two men singing loudly at each other about a loaf of bread could be. In addition to Music and Theatre, Mark fled Pre-Med at Middlebury College and studied Medieval Studies and Romantic literature at Sarah Lawrence College because he knew that there is big money in Charlotte Bronte, The Black Plague and Musical Theatre. He created the role of the Phantom of the Opera for the 25th Anniversary tour where he successfully dodged chandeliers and avoiding setting himself and others on fire. Having previously played the Beast and the Phantom, Mark is now lucky enough to combine masks and beasts by playing Scar in the North American Tour of The Lion King. Prior to that, Mark toured the country clad in spandex and then a 72 piece wool suit in Mamma Mia and Guys and Dolls respectively. Mark is thrilled to have been a part of one of the greatest scandals in Broadway history: Rebecca (Woo hoo?).