As the second of three brothers, he learned how to take his licks... but also learned how to dish them out. Born in New York, Mark Janicello made his first solo appearance as a boy soprano at four years old. He made his professional debut at 16, and in the intervening years, has performed in 43 countries. He excels in every discipline in the Worlds of Art and Entertainment. His talents shine as brightly as the many facets of his incomparable personality.
In an amazingly versatile and very eventful career, he first conquered both the New York Subways and the New York audiences as a street singer, winning the "KFC Musical Feast" and the title „America’s Best Street Performer.“ His $15.000, prize-winning appearance in New York's Grand Central Station featured multiple musical and vocal styles and was based on the idea: „What if Elvis never died but just turned into Pavarotti?“
From the Subways of New York, he then made the leap to established theaters and concert halls performing in Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theater, The Grand Ole Opry, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Zürich Opera House, among many, many others.
He has and worked with Emmy-, Grammy-, Oscar- and Tony- winners in over 23 Musicals, 31 Operas and Operettas, 12 Plays and 11 Films. Additionally, he has recorded 37 CDs and appeared innumerable times on television, as both an actor and singer, worldwide.
In 2011, Mark's Autobiography Naked in the Spotlight, was published throughout Europe in a German translation (Nackt im Rampenlicht). It was released in English on Amazon in 2017. His life has been eventful enough to be turned into its own television mini-series or musical. In fact, it already has been. In 2018, Mark will start filming Season One of his new SitCom, The Finellis.
After 32 moves to 10 different countries, Mark now calls Berlin, Germany home and is thrilled to be working as a contributor to Broadway World.
Mark Janicello, a paragon of optimism, is a sensitive, positive man who always found his greatest strength in the moments of his greatest challenges:
"Regardless of how high the price I had to pay for my decisions, I do not regret a single one of them. Even though I've spent more than 40 years of my life in the performing arts and have realized most of my childhood dreams, I still have the feeling that I am just at the beginning.“