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Mark David Kaplan

 
Bio:
Broadway: The Lion King. National Tours: 2nd Company of the Lion King. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway. Regional credits: Ragtime (Tateh–Jeff Award–Drury Lane, Chicago); Forbidden Broadway (Jeff Award–Royal George); …Spelling Bee (Panch–James Lapine, dir./Chicago); and many premieres with ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: The Lion King. National Tours: 2nd Company of the Lion King. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway. Regional credits: Ragtime (Tateh–Jeff Award–Drury Lane, Chicago); Forbidden Broadway (Jeff Award–Royal George); …Spelling Bee (Panch–James Lapine, dir./Chicago); and many premieres with ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2002
Zazu [Replacement]

Mark David Kaplan Biography

Broadway: The Lion King. National Tours: 2nd Company of the Lion King. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway. Regional credits: Ragtime (Tateh–Jeff Award–Drury Lane, Chicago); Forbidden Broadway (Jeff Award–Royal George); …Spelling Bee (Panch–James Lapine, dir./Chicago); and many premieres with Chicago Shakespeare, Marriott, Skylight, and Indiana Repertory, among others. Proud AEA Councillor.




Mark David Kaplan News

Season of Concern to Host CLUEBARET! Benefit in December Photo Season of Concern to Host CLUEBARET! Benefit in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

Season of Concern, the emergency fund for Chicago theater artists, will present a one-night-only benefit - CLUEBARET!, a holiday cabaret featuring the cast of Mercury Theater Chicago’s CLUE.

Review: CLUE at Mercury Theater Chicago Photo Review: CLUE at Mercury Theater Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - Oct 21, 2022

What did our critic think of CLUE at Mercury Theater Chicago? Mercury Theater’s CLUE is a comedic delight of a production. The laughs flow freely and easily in this stage adaptation of the farce-meets-murder-mystery based on the iconic 1985 film. Director L. Walter Stearns’s ensemble lands each and every moment, maximizing the laughs but maintaining the integrity. These actors understand the assignment of both farce and murder mystery: The characters in CLUE take themselves and the outrageous situations of the play deeply seriously, and the ensemble finds the comedy in playing those truths. It’s a near masterclass in how farce should be performed. The fact that the play is only 90 minutes also means the stage adaptation doesn’t overstay its welcome: There’s just enough time to set up the mystery, play the antics, and send audiences home after a delightful, hilarious time.

Video: First Look at CLUE at Mercury Theater Chicago Photo Video: First Look at CLUE at Mercury Theater Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 21, 2022

All new clips have been released for Clue, opening tonight at Mercury Theater Chicago. Check out the video here!

Cast and Creative Team Announced for CABARET at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced for CABARET at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning landmark musical Cabaret, at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts January 14 - February 12, 2023. Porchlight’s production is directed by Artistic Director Michael Weber, associate directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier and music directed by Linda Madonia.

CLUE Special Events to Take Place at Mercury Theater Chicago in October Photo CLUE Special Events to Take Place at Mercury Theater Chicago in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

Mercury Theater will present fun experiences for audiences at their upcoming production of the murder mystery comedy Clue, based on the iconic comic movie and the classic board game. Clue, directed by L. Walter Stearns runs October 13, 2022 – January 1, 2023 at Mercury Theater.

Cast Announced for Chicago Premiere of CLUE at Mercury Theater Photo Cast Announced for Chicago Premiere of CLUE at Mercury Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2022

Mercury Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the murder mystery comedy Clue. This Chicago Premiere is adapted from the beloved motion picture by Jonathan Lynn and Sandy Rustin, with additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price, with original music by Michael Holland directed by executive producer Walter Stearns.

Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre's CHICAGO SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM Breaks Previous Rec Photo Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre's CHICAGO SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM Breaks Previous Records
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre’s annual fundraising concert Chicago Sings celebrated the American theatre titan Stephen Sondheim at Chicago Sings Stephen Sondheim, held Monday, May 23 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Check out photos from the event here!

Porchlight Announces Cast of CHICAGO SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM, May 23 Photo Porchlight Announces Cast of CHICAGO SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM, May 23
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the current roster of music theatre and cabaret talent performing in this year’s annual Chicago Sings fundraising concert, Chicago Sings Stephen Sondheim, Monday, May 23, at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

BWW Review: CABARET by Gulf Coast Symphony Photo BWW Review: CABARET by Gulf Coast Symphony
by Elizabeth James - Mar 29, 2022

Gulf Coast Symphony's production of CABARET took place over this past weekend at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The show follows Clifford Bradshaw, an American who finds himself in Germany at the horrific time when Hitler and Nazis were ascending to power. 

Northlight's World Premiere of MR. DICKENS' HAT Now Available to Stream Photo Northlight's World Premiere of MR. DICKENS' HAT Now Available to Stream
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 23, 2021

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, is continuing its 2021–2022 season with the World Premiere of Mr. Dickens’ Hat, A Play with Music written by Michael Hollinger, directed by David Catlin, with music direction by Chuck Larkin.

Mark David Kaplan Videos

Video: First Look at CLUE at Mercury Theater Chicago Videoplay
Video: First Look at CLUE at Mercury Theater Chicago

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 21, 2022

All new clips have been released for Clue, opening tonight at Mercury Theater Chicago. Check out the video here!

VIDEO: Take a Look at Marriott Theatre's Production of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA Videoplay
VIDEO: Take a Look at Marriott Theatre's Production of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2020

'Hear ye, hear ye...Prince Wellington is seeking a bride.' The classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen comes to life in a new musical THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from February 8 to April 19, 2019, with a press opening on Saturday, February 15 at 10 a.m. This new spin on the classic tale features music by Marc Robin, book and lyrics by Rick Boynton, and additional lyrics by Curt Dale Clark and Marc Robin. THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA is directed and choreographed by Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, with musical direction by Patti Garwood.

VIDEO: Watch Clips From Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Clips From Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souza and choreography by Ron De Jesus. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was originally directed by Robert Jess Ross and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. Check out clips in the video below!

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Videoplay
VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souza and choreography by Ron De Jesus. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was originally directed by Robert Jess Ross and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m.

VIDEO: Get a Behind the Scenes Look at the Choreography of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND TH Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Behind the Scenes Look at the Choreography of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souza and choreography by Ron De Jesus. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was originally directed by Robert Jess Ross and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m.

VIDEO: Get Up Close With The Costumes Of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Videoplay
VIDEO: Get Up Close With The Costumes Of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

by Alan Henry - Nov 15, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souza and choreography by Ron De Jesus. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was originally directed by Robert Jess Ross and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m.

STAGE TUBE: A Scene from Chicago Children's Theatre's A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2013

Chicago Children's Theatre (CCT) opens Season 8: Grow tonight with a delightful new production of A Year with Frog and Toad, the Tony-nominated musical based on the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel, directed by Henry Godinez. Performances run through November 24 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Happy New Year from THE LION KING National Tour Cast
by Stage Tube - Dec 31, 2012

The National Tour of Disney's THE LION KING leaps onto the SHN Orpheum Theatre stage now through January 13, 2013. THE LION KING returns to San Francisco for the first time since its triumphant 43-week run at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in 2004. The cast of the National Tour took a moment to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Click below!