Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42

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Mark William, two time BroadwayWorld Cabaret winner and current MAC nominee for best male debut, returned triumphantly to The Green Room 42 for his sixth engagement and literally blew the roof off the place.

The sold out room included such theatrical luminaries as 3 time Tony award winning legend Chita Rivera who started the first of three standing ovations with her daughter, entertainer Lisa Mordente.

Joining them was Tony award winning director/choreographer Warren Carlyle, who will be back on broadway with Hugh Jackmanin The Music Man. Other stars in the room who fell in love with Mark all over again were Harvey Evans, from the original West Side Story on stage and screen, Paige Davis from Trading Spaces and cabaret royalty Klea Blackhurst, Stacy Sullivan and Sidney Myer.

This baby faced baritone dazzled the audience starting with his opening of 'Lot Of Livin To You' and 'Shine It On' with one show stopper after another by such composers as Burt Bacharach, Peter Allen, Jule Styne and Cy Coleman.

He crooned his own 'Sinatrafied' versions of such tunes as Bruno Mars 'Just The Way You Are' and the Bricusse/ Newley tune 'Feeling Good'. He also introduced his own original pop song ' Wherever We Land' to enthusiastic applause.

Closing out the show was a deeply personal rendition of Jerry Herman's anthem 'I Am What I Am', and his encore of the emotionally charged 'Home' by Charlie Smalls, brought this electrifying fantasy driven club act to a heart and soul finish.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
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Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
The Band-Daniel Meinhardt (Saxophone), Clint Edwards (Musical Director/Arranger/Piano), Jake Robinson (Drums), Josiah Lamb (Trumpet), Sam Zerna (Bass) and Jernej Bervar (Guitar)

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William and Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William and Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Lisa Mordente, Mark William and Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Lisa Mordente, Mark William, Chita Rivera and Celeste Magnone-Simone

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Warren Carlyle, Mark William and Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Chita Rivera and Daniel Dunlow

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William and Warren Carlyle

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Lou Holtzman and Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William, Chita Rivera and Clint Edwards

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William, Chita Rivera and Harvey Evans

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William, Chita Rivera, Harvey Evans and Paige Davis

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Preston Ridge, Mark William, Warren Carlyle, Chita Rivera and Richie Ridge

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Preston Ridge, Mark William, Harvey Evans Chita Rivera, Warren Carlyle and Richie Ridge

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Harvey Evans and Warren Carlyle

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
James T. Kelly, Mark William and Josh Owens

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
James T. Kelly, Stephanie Field, Mark William and Josh Owens

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William and Matt Zwyer

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Andrew Morrisson and Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William and Paige Davis

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William and Paige Davis

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Preston Ridge and Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William and Teresa Blowers

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William and Jospeh Thalken

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William and Stacy Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Sidney Myer and Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William and Nancy Swadling

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William and Cynthia Bambace

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Ed DeHope, Leanne DeHope, Mark William and Emily DeHope

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William and Klea Blackhurst

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William and Klea Blackhurst

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Erik Mortensen and Mark William

Photo Coverage: Mark William Returns to The Green Room 42
Mark William


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