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Mark Blum

 
Date Of Birth:
May 14, 1950
Date Of Death:
March 25, 2020 (69)
Birth Place:
Newark, NJ, USA
Bio:
Broadway: Twelve Angry Men, The Graduate, A Thousand Clowns, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Lost in Yonkers, My Thing of Love, The Merchant. Off Broadway: Fern Hill, Lonely I’m Not, Picked, We Live Here, After the Revolution, The Overwhelming, The Waverly Gallery, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 14, 1950
Date of Death: March 25, 2020 (69)

Birth Place: Newark, NJ, USA

Bio:
Broadway: Twelve Angry Men, The Graduate, A Thousand Clowns, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Lost in Yonkers, My Thing of Love, The Merchant. Off Broadway: Fern Hill, Lonely I’m Not, Picked, We Live Here, After the Revolution, The Overwhelming, The Waverly Gallery, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
59 East 59 Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Off-Broadway Premiere, 2018
Jacob
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theater Club Production, 2013
Mort
  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Dick Jensen [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Vineyard Theatre Production, 2011
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Dr. Oliver Pfaff / Martin Rieman
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Brigadier-General Ezra Mannon
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Dan
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Smith
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Juror #1
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Narrator/Man
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Mr. Braddock [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Leo Herman
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Dick Jensen
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Howard Fine
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Alan Tolkin
  [Broadway]
1995
Garn
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Tom
  [Broadway]
1991
Eddie
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Al
  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Ben
  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Peter Austin
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Asher
  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Michael
  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Younger Son
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Performer
  [Broadway]
1977
Venetian
Solomon Usque (Understudy)
Moses of Castelazzo (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1976
Rabbi Zorach/ 1st Angel/ Man at Party
  [Off-Broadway]
1976
Post Office Clerk

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1977]
Assistant Stage Manager

Mark Blum Movies

Lovesick
 
[1983]
Intern Murphy
Desperately Seeking Susan
 
[1985]
Gary Gls
Crocodile Dundee
 
[1986]
Richard Mon
Just Between Friends
 
[1986]
George Margolin
Blind Date
 
[1987]
Denny Gordon
The Presidio
 
[1988]
Arthur Peale
Worth Winning
 
[1989]
Ned Braudy
Emma and Elvis
 
[1992]
Ben Winchek
Miami Rhapsody
 
[1995]
Peter
Denise Calls Up
 
[1995]
Obstretrician
The Low Life
 
[1995]
Matthew Greenberg
Sudden Manhattan
 
[1996]
Louis
Stag
 
[1997]
Ben Marks
You Can Thank Me Later
 
[1998]
Edward Cooperberg
Getting to Know You
 
[1999]
Darrell
Down to You
 
[2000]
The Interviewer
Shattered Glass
 
[2003]
Lewis Estridge
Life on the Ledge
 
[2005]
Father
Step Up 3D
 
[2010]
NYU Professor
I Don't Know How She Does It
 
[2011]
Lew Reddy
The Green
 
[2011]
Stuart
A Wife Alone
 
[2012]
George
Blumenthal
 
[2013]
Saul
How He Fell in Love
 
[2015]
Henry
No Pay, Nudity
 
[2016]
Leon
Coin Heist
 
[2017]
Mr. Smerconish
Human Capital
 
[2019]
Rex
Love Is Blind
 
[2019]
Dr. Klienart
Sister of the Groom
 
[2020]
Nat

Mark Blum TV Shows

Law & Order
 
[]
Expert Doctor, Defense Attorney Frank Lazar, Michael Aronson
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
 
[]
Professor Larry Lewis, Dr. Philip Oliver
Mozart in the Jungle
 
[]
Union Bob
NYPD Blue
 
[]
FBI Agent Mike Francis, Dr. Roland Sachs
Succession
 
[]
Bill Lockhart

Mark Blum Biography

Broadway: Twelve Angry Men, The Graduate, A Thousand Clowns, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Lost in Yonkers, My Thing of Love, The Merchant. Off Broadway: Fern Hill, Lonely I’m Not, Picked, We Live Here, After the Revolution, The Overwhelming, The Waverly Gallery, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Music Teacher, The Seagull, Mizlansky/Zilinsky, Gus and Al (Obie), It’s Only A Play, Little Footsteps, Key Exchange, Table Settings, Say Goodnight Gracie. Regional: Long Wharf, Huntington, Old Globe. Film: I Don’t Know How She Does It, The Green, Passing Harold Blumenthal, Step Up 3-D, Desperately Seeking Susan, Crocodile Dundee, Shattered Glass, The Presidio, Blind Date, Worth Winning, Getting to Know You, You Can Thank Me Later, Miami Rhapsody, Indictment: The McMartin Trial, The Defenders, Just Between Friends, Lovesick. TV: “Damages”, “The Good Wife,” “Fringe,” “Jesse Stone,” “The Sopranos,” “The West Wing,” “NYPD Blue,” ”CSI: Miami,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Frasier,” “Ed,” “The Practice,” “Wings,” “St. Elsewhere,” “Capitol News,” and Steve Martini’s “The Judge.” He is on the faculty of Brooklyn College and HB Studio.

Mark Blum Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 1989 - Performance Gold Star
Mark Blum, Gus and Al

Mark Blum News

Alexandra Billings & Jane Kaczmarek to be Featured in INTO THE WOODS Presented by Pas Photo Alexandra Billings & Jane Kaczmarek to be Featured in INTO THE WOODS Presented by Pasadena Playhouse & P.U.S.D.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2023

In a landmark partnership, Pasadena Playhouse has been collaborating with all of the high schools of Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) over the past 6 months to realize the students’ vision of Into the Woods.

Theater Stories: HAIR, VENUS IN FUR, CHOIR BOY, MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON & More About t Photo Theater Stories: HAIR, VENUS IN FUR, CHOIR BOY, MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON & More About the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Learn about this history of the theatre, and productions to have graced its stage including Hair, Choir Boy, My Name is Lucy Barton and many more!

Lindsey Ferrentino Will Adapt Her Play AMY AND THE ORPHANS for Netflix Photo Lindsey Ferrentino Will Adapt Her Play AMY AND THE ORPHANS for Netflix
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 16, 2021

Jamie Brewer won the 2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her work in 'Amy and the Orphans,' which follows estranged siblings Maggie and Jake, who are adults by the time their elderly father dies, but still wish a “grown up” could sort it out.

Paul Pryce To Direct HB's Hagen Core Training Photo Paul Pryce To Direct HB's Hagen Core Training
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2020

HB Studio—one of New York's original institutions for theater training and practice—has appointed Paul Pryce as director of its annual acting intensive, the Hagen Core Training program. The program, which was rescheduled amid safety concerns, will now be held online with a hybrid training option, beginning Jan. 4.

Winners Announced for the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards! Photo Winners Announced for the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2020

On Tuesday, May 19, presenters Charles Bush and Julie Halston, along with OBA President Peter Breger, announced the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance. The Off Broadway Alliance plans on celebrating this year's winners with a reception this Fall.

Julie Halston and Charles Busch to Announce Winners for the 10th Annual Off Broadway  Photo Julie Halston and Charles Busch to Announce Winners for the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2020

Charles Busch and Julie Halston will announce the winners of the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards on Tuesday, May 19 at 11:30 am. The winners will be announced via streaming on Facebook and YouTube.

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 8, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Neil Simon. Today's play, Lost in Yonkers!

Review Roundup: Richard Nelson's WHAT DO WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT? Conversations on Zoom Photo Review Roundup: Richard Nelson's WHAT DO WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT? Conversations on Zoom
by Review Roundups - Apr 30, 2020

Just last night, The Public Theater presented the world premiere of WHAT DO WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT? Conversations on Zoom, a new play in the Rhinebeck Panorama, written and directed by Tony Award winner Richard Nelson. Commissioned by The Public Theater and written by Nelson from his home in Rhinebeck, New York, during the COVID-19 pandemic, this unique theatrical experience was performed as a benefit for The Public Theater.

BWW Review: Richard Nelson Zooms In On The Apples in WHAT DO WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT? Photo BWW Review: Richard Nelson Zooms In On The Apples in WHAT DO WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT?
by Michael Dale - Apr 30, 2020

'The first cough in the audience and who's listening to the play?,' wonders a character when contemplating the return of live theatre.

EMOJILAND, SING STREET, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Nominated for Off Broadway Al Photo EMOJILAND, SING STREET, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Nominated for Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2020

Michael Musto, joined the Off Broadway Alliance's Nominating Committee this morning and announced this season's Off Broadway Alliance Award nominees.

Mark Blum Videos

BWW TV: Go Behind the Camera at Roundabout's AMY AND THE ORPHANS Photo Shoot with Jam Videoplay
BWW TV: Go Behind the Camera at Roundabout's AMY AND THE ORPHANS Photo Shoot with Jamie Brewer and More

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company just announced the complete cast of the world-premiere production Amy and the Orphans, by Roundabout Underground alumna Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone), with direction by eight-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century). Below, BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast at the show's official photo shoot!

VIDEO: Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrnes & More Theater Vets Star in NO PAY, NUDITY
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 11, 2016

Below, get a first look at the trailer for Lee Wilkof's NO PAY, NUDITY, starring Broadway's Nathan Lane, Laurie Metcalf, Boyd Gains, Jeremy Shamos, Gabriel Byrnes and many more theater favorites.

STAGE TUBE: David Hyde Pierce and Christopher Durang Talk 'VANYA AND SONIA' in LA
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2014

Center Theatre Group has a big hit in Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,' currently in performances at the CTG/Mark Taper Forum. With strong ticket sales and critical acclaim, CTG has extended the run by a week, now closing on March 16, 2014. Below, director David Hyde Pierce and playwright Christopher Durang discuss the process of bringing the hit comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to the stage and to the Mark Taper Forum!

STAGE TUBE: David Hyde Pierce Hints at Taking 'VANYA AND SONIA' to London This Fall!
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2014

The four-time Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce stopped by to talk with Tavis Smiley about his latest projects, including directing the L.A. production of the Tony-winning VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, as well as the possibility of acting in the show in London. Pierce told Smiley: 'And in the fall the plan is to take Vanya to London, the original production, and I'll go back to acting in it.' Watch the full interview below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Primary Stages' MODEL APARTMENT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 15, 2013

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer;Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director), continues their 29th season with a new production of their acclaimed 1995 OBIE Award winner, The Model Apartment, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies(Shipwrecked!, Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends, Sight Unseen). Directed by Evan Cabnet (A Kid Like Jakeat Lincoln Center Theater, The Performers on Broadway), the production will feature Mark Blum (The Assembled Parties and Gore Vidal's The Best Man on Broadway), Diane Davis (Old Acquaintance on Broadway, Regrets Only at MTC), two-time Obie Award-winner Kathryn Grody (The Marriage of Bette & Boo, Top Girls, A Mom's Life), and Hubert Point-Du Jour (Angels in America and The Brother/Sister Plays Off-Broadway). The Model Apartment runs through November 1 at Primary Stagesat 59E59 Theaters. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MTC's THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties is currently in previews. Directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow, the cast features Tony nominee Jessica Hecht, Tony and Emmy Award winner Judith Light, Tony Award nominee Jeremy Shamos, Obie Award winner Mark Blum, Lauren Blumenfeld (We Are Proud to Present...), Alex Dreier (Billy Elliot), Jake Silbermann ('As The World Turns'), and Jonathan Walker (The Divine Sister). The limited engagement of The Assembled Parties will open Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the cast in action below!

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Cast of MTC's THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES- Judith Light, Jeremy Shamos & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 26, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere production of Richard Greenberg's THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES. Directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow, the cast features Tony nominee Jessica Hecht, Tony and Emmy Award winner Judith Light, Tony Award nominee Jeremy Shamos, Obie Award winner Mark Blum, Lauren Blumenfeld (We Are Proud to Present...), Alex Dreier (Billy Elliot), Jake Silbermann ('As The World Turns'), and Jonathan Walker (The Divine Sister). The limited engagement of THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES will begin previews Thursday, March 21, 2013 and open Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The cast and creative team met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat will the whole gang about the new play. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Topher Grace-Led LONELY I'M NOT Video Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2012

Second Stage Theatre's production of Paul Weitz's world premiere comedy, LONELY, I'M NOT, directed by Trip Cullman, runs through June 3rd at Second Stage Theatre. The show opened on May 7. Production highlights have been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a look below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of Kazan's WE LIVE HERE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 19, 2011

The cast of WE LIVE HERE featuring Mark Blum (After the Revolution, Twelve Angry Men), Jessica Collins (AMC's 'Rubicon,' Pygmalion), Betty Gilpin (MTC's That Face, The Language Archive), Amy Irving (The Coast of Utopia, Adam), Oscar Isaac (Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, MTC's Beauty of the Father), and Jeremy Shamos (Clybourne Park, MTC's Reckless), recently sat down with BroadwayWorld to talk about building the production. During our chat, they reveal what it was like working with the new playwright, what they each take away from the play, and how they kept a sense of humor throughout the intense process.


Mark Blum Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Mark Blum been in?
Mark Blum has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Mark Blum been in?
Mark Blum has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Mark Blum been nominated for?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Gus and Al .

What awards has Mark Blum won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Gus and Al.