Currently Mark can be seen in Cambridge, Ontario playing Bert in the first regional production of Mary Poppins with Drayton Entertainment. Based on stories by P.L. Travers and the Oscar-winning 1964 Walt Disney film of the same title, this production will be directed by Nigel West and will feature choreography by Leigh Constantine. Mark will be joined in the production by his wife, Broadway actress Jen Taylor. For more information about the production, please visit:
Mark shot a National Network commercial for Capital One with Jimmy Fallon.
January 25 & 26, 2012
Mark will be teaching a weekend of master classes at Principia College in Elsah, IL.
December 30, 2012
Closing Night for the new hit Broadway musical A Christmas Story. Based on the movie of the same name, the production is directed by John Rando and features choreography by Warren Carlyle. The show received rave reviews and broke the box office recoreds for the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre twice during its run. For more information about the show visit the official website:
Mark will be a part of a reading of the new musical The Honeymooners. Adapted from the classic television series, the show features a book by television and screenwriters Bill Nuss and Dusty Kay and music by Pete Mills and Stephen Weiner. The reading will be directed by Jerry Mitchell.
November 19, 2012
Opening Night for the new hit Broadway musical A Christmas Story. Based on the movie of the same name, the production is directed by John Rando and features choreography by Warren Carlyle. For more information about the show and how to get tickets, visit the official website:
Mark will begin rehearsals for the new hit Broadway musical A Christmas Story. Based on the movie of the same name, the production will be directed by John Rando and feature choreography by Warren Carlyle. For more information about the show and how to get tickets, visit the official website:
Mark will return to his High School alma mater, Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with is wife, Jen Taylor, to teach an all day Musical Theatre Intensive of master classes. The day is open to all students entering grades 9 - 12 but class size is limited. For more information about the workshops, visit the Facebook Event Page.
Mark will be teaching Broadway tap classes for The Broadway Experience this summer. This is Mark’s third time teaching for the two week camp for musical theatre students who want to become triple threat performers. The Broadway Experience was founded by Ben Hartley and attracts some of the best talent from United States and around the world from the United Kingdom to Japan. For more information, please visit their official website:
Mark joined fellow Anything Goes cast mate Kiira Schmidt in performing “You’re The Top” to celebrate Paige Davis at Broadway Session. The evening was organized by Paige’s husband Patrick Page as a send off before she heads to Los Angeles to begin filming a new television talk show for the Hallmark channel and another season of “Home Made Simple” for the OWN network. Also feature in the evening were Ann Harada, Stacia Fernandez, Reeve Carney, Felicia Finley, Barbara Marineau, Patrick Page and more.
July 22, 2012
Mark spent the day in a studio the recording the demo of the new musical Civil War Voices, a new musical that tells the true stories of five individuals who lived through the conflict, using the actual words the characters left behind in diaries, letters, and other writings. The demo features a book by James R. Harris, new music and arrangements by Mark Hayes and musical direction by Laura Bergquist. For more information about the show, please visit their official website.
Anything Goes plays its final performance at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. It has been an incredible run where Mark had the good fortune to understudy and perform some truly incredible roles. He played his final performance with the show as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh on July 6th. Visit the Anything Goes Photos page to see more shots from the run.
June 18, 2012 at 7 pm
Mark joins a star studded lineup in Transport Group’s benefit Baby in Concert. Hosted by Tony nominated original cast members Liz Callaway & Todd Graff, the concert with be directed by Transport Group’s Artistic Director, Jack Cummings III, with musical direction by Chris Haberl. The evening will also feature a talkback with David Shire, Richard Maltby Jr., and members of the original cast. For more information about the concert and how to purchase your tickets, visit Transport Group's official website:
Mark was asked to perform at a tribute luncheon honoring Broadway legend, Joel Grey. Hosted by Pia Lindstrom, the event was produced at the Friars Club by the Theater Hall of Fame and the featured speakers included Julie Halston, Bebe Neuwirth, Stephen Schwartz and Bernadette Peters. Mark teamed up with fellow Anything Goes castmates, Robert Creighton III and James Lowe, to serve as the entertainment for the luncheon and to honor Joel Grey.
May 25, 2012 at 12 pm
Mark joined fellow Anything Goes cast members Kira Schmidt and Derek Hanson to perform at Fleet Week 2012 on the deck of the Intrepid. Mark and Kiira performed “Friendship” from Anything Goes. Visit Broadway World.com to see photos and video of their performance.
February 21, 2012 at 12 pm
Mark joined fellow Anything Goes cast members Tari Kelly and Robert Creighton to perform at Kids Week 2012 on the Intrepid. Mark and Tari performed “You’re the Top” from Anything Goes and Robert and Tari sang “Friendship.” For more information about the event visit the Intrepid’s website:
Mark can be seen playing two of the principle roles he understudies in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award winning revival of Anything Goes. Sunday, at 2 pm Mark will play the role of Lord Evelyn Oakleigh and then Tuesday at 7 pm, Wednesday at 2 pm and 8 pm and Thursday at 8 pm he will make is debut as Moonface Martin. Visit the Anything Goes official website for more information about the show and to purchase tickets.
September 26, 2011
Mark traveled to Philadelphia, PA with Tari Kelly to perform “You’re The Top” at a Group Sales event for Anything Goes. The event was held at the Forrest Theatre and was hosted by Chita Rivera. Visit the Anything Goes Photos page to view photos of their performance.
September 10, 2011
Mark made his debut as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award winning revival of Anything Goes. For more information about the show and tickets, please visit: www.anythinggoesonbroadway.com.
May 31, 2011
Mark will join the Roundabout Theatre Company’s award winning revival of Anything Goes currently playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on 43rd Street. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, this revival features musical direction by Rob Fisher and stars Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney and Joel Grey as Moonface Martin. Mark will be understudying the roles of Billy Crocker, Evelyn Oakleigh, Moonface Martin and the Captain. For more information about the show and tickets, please visit: www.anythinggoesonbroadway.com.
May 29, 2011
Mark played his final performance with Disney’s Broadway production of Mary Poppins. He finished his run in the show with four performances in the role of Bert. Visit the Mary Poppins Photos page to view more photos from Mark’s time with the show.
May 5, 2011
The happiest day of Mark’s life when he and Jennifer Taylor tied the knot in Florence, Italy. They were married in the Sala Rosa (Red Room) in the Palazzo Vecchio.
July 26, 2010
Mark will make his Town Hall debut in All Singing, All Dancing, a show full of original choreography created exclusively for this concert and set to some of the greatest show music ever written. The concert is directed and choreographed by Jeffry Denman. The cast will include, Helen Anker, Jeremy Benton, James Brown III, Margot de La Barre, Jeffry Denman, Erin Denman, Austin Eyer, Lorin Latarro, Bethany Moore, Noah Racey, Jennifer Rias, Brandon Rubendall, Dennis Stowe, and Kristen Beth Williams.
July 7 - 15, 2010
Mark will be playing the role of Bert in the Broadway production of Disney's Mary Poppins. For more information about the show and the performance schedule, please visit www.marypoppins.com. Visit the Mary Poppins Photos page to view photos from Mark's time with the show.
March 18, 2010
Mark made his Broadway debut in the role of Bert in Mary Poppins. He performed the role at both shows.
Mark took part in a table read of the new musical Allegiance. The musical was written by Jay Kuo (book, music, lyrics) and Lorenzo Thione (book). Stafford Arima directed the reading with musical direction and arrangement by Lynne Shankel. For more information about the show, please visit: www.allegiancemusical.com.
September 7, 2009
Mark rejoined the Broadway company of the hit musical Mary Poppins. He was featured in the ensemble and understudied the role of Bert. Based on stories by P.L. Travers and the Oscar-winning 1964 Walt Disney film of the same title, this London import plays at the New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street. For more information please visit: www.marypoppins.com.
June 12 - September 6, 2009
Mark was seen in the summer of 2009 in the New York City debut of The Tin Pan Alley Rag, Mark Saltzman’s musical play about Irving Berlin and Scott Joplin. Produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company, the show will played the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre on 46th Street. Directed by Stafford Arima, the show featured music by Berlin and Joplin with choreography by Liza Genarro and musical direction by Michael Patrick Walker. For more information about the show visit: www.roundabouttheatre.org, and to view photos and video from the production visit The Tin Pan Alley Rag Photos page.
March 27 - April 26, 2009
Mark performed Off-Broadway in Transport Group’s production of the new musical Being Audrey. With a jazz-infused score by Ellen Weiss and a provocative book by James Hindman, Being Audrey is an inspiring musical that combines different theatricalities for a breathtaking experience. Cheryl Stern stared in the central role, a woman whose obsession with Audrey Hepburn unexpectedly brings her face to face with the most difficult choice of her life. Directed by Jack Cummings III and choreographed by Scott Rink, this was Mark’s third production with Transport Group. For more information, please visit: www.transportgroup.org.
March 2, 2009
Casting was announced for Transport Group’s new Off-Broadway musical Being Audrey. Click the link below to read the full article:
January 19 - February 6, 2009
Mark took part in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s workshop of The Tin Pan Alley Rag, a new play by Mark Saltzman that presents a 1915 meeting between Scott Joplin and a very young Irving Berlin. The workshop was directed by Stafford Arima with choreography by Liza Genarro and musical direction by Michael Patrick Walker.
December 2, 2008 - January 3, 2009
This holiday season Mark headed to St. Paul’s Ordway Theatre to play Phil Davis, the Danny Kaye role, in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Mark was a part of the World Premiere company of this show four years ago playing featured roles in the ensemble and took over the role of Phil in 2005 in the San Francisco Company and repeated the role in 2006 at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. Based on the classic film of the same title, the show was again directed by Walter Bobbie with choreography by Randy Skinner and musical direction by Rob Berman. The show features a new book by David Ives and additional songs by Irving Berlin that are not found in the movie. www.whitechristmasthemusical.com
March 21, 2008
Mark sang the “Star Spangled Banner” at game 3 of the WCHA Final Five Tournament between the Minneapolis Gophers and the Colorado College Tigers at the Excel arena in St. Paul, MN. Visit the Video/Audio page to hear a recording.
September 24, 2007
Mark sang the Canadian National Anthem at a Ottawa Senators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs NHL game at the Air Canada Center in Toronto. Visit the Video/Audio page to watch a video of Mark singing “Oh Canada.”
September 18, 2007 - November 9, 2008
In the fall of 2007 Mark headed out on the road to play the role of the bridegroom, Robert Martin, in the First National Tour of The Drowsy Chaperone. The tour, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw with musical direction by Phil Reno, kicked off in Toronto, home of the show’s creator Bob Martin who reprised his role as Man in Chair for that city.
August 19, 2007
Mark played his last performance in Disney’s hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins. He played a total of 101 performances during his three months with the show and took over the role of the Policeman for the final three weeks of his run. Visit the Mary Poppins Photos page to view photos from Mark's time with the show. Based on stories by P.L. Travers and the Oscar-winning 1964 Walt Disney film of the same title, this London import plays at the New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street. www.marypoppins.com
June 10, 2007
Mary Poppins was nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical and performed live on the annual Tony Awards Show, which aired Sunday, June 10th, 2007 at 8/7c on CBS. The entire cast was featured on the broadcast. Visit the Mary Poppins Photos page to view a larger version of the video.
June 8, 2007
The cast of Mary Poppins performed on the “Live with Regis and Kelly” show as a part of their “Broadway Week” where the show was featuring performances from Tony nominated shows running on Broadway. The show aired on ABC at 9 am on Friday, June 8th, 2007. Visit the Mary Poppins Photos page to view a larger version of the video.
May 22, 2007
Mark made his Broadway debut joining the cast of the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins. Visit the Mary Poppins Photos page to view photos from Mark's time with the show. Based on stories by P.L. Travers and the Oscar-winning 1964 Walt Disney film of the same title, this London import plays at the New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street. For more information please visit: www.marypoppins.com.
February 28 - April 1, 2007
In the winter of 2007 Mark was seen in Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of Romance Romance. This Tony-nominated tuner by Barry Harman and Keith Herrmann pairs two distinctive one-acts to create an entertaining musical that explores the highs and lows of love. The show was directed and choreographed by Mark S. Hoebee with musical direction by John O’Neill. The cast will included Jessica Bouvers, Matt Bogart, Danette Holden and Mark. For more information please visit www.papermill.org and to view photos from the production visit the Romance Romance Photos page.