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Mark Fifer

 
Bio:
MARK FIFER Steeped in the classics and seasoned by Rock, Blues, R&B, Jazz, and the American Songbook, Mark brings singular perspectives to making music POP on stage, in the studio, and on camera. Mark has served as Musical Director and/or Supervisor on NYC and regional productions of The ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
MARK FIFER Steeped in the classics and seasoned by Rock, Blues, R&B, Jazz, and the American Songbook, Mark brings singular perspectives to making music POP on stage, in the studio, and on camera. Mark has served as Musical Director and/or Supervisor on NYC and regional productions of The ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2022
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Music Director and Arranger

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Devanand Janki, Rashad V. Chambers, Crystal Joy, Laiona Michelle, Mark Fifer, Kenneth Photo

Devanand Janki, Rashad V. Chambers, Crystal Joy, Laiona Michelle, Mark Fifer, Kenneth Salters and Saadi Zain

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05/02/2022
(L to R) Laiona Michelle, writer and star of Little Girl Blue - The Nina Simone Music Photo

(L to R) Laiona Michelle, writer and star of Little Girl Blue - The Nina Simone Musical and Mark Fifer at George Street Playhouse, January 29 thru February 24. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

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01/29/2019
(L to R) Mark Fifer; Laiona Michelle, writer and star of Little Girl Blue - The Nina  Photo

(L to R) Mark Fifer; Laiona Michelle, writer and star of Little Girl Blue - The Nina Simone Musical; Saadi Zain; and Kenneth Salters at George Street Playhouse, January 29 thru February 24. Photo

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01/29/2019
(L to R) Mark Fifer and Laiona Michelle, writer and star of Little Girl Blue - The Ni Photo

(L to R) Mark Fifer and Laiona Michelle, writer and star of Little Girl Blue - The Nina Simone Musical at George Street Playhouse, January 29 thru February 24. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

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01/29/2019
Andrea Burns and Mark Fifer Photo

Andrea Burns and Mark Fifer

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08/04/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2022
Performer

Productions

Music Director and Arranger

Mark Fifer Biography

MARK FIFER

Steeped in the classics and seasoned by Rock, Blues, R&B, Jazz, and the American Songbook, Mark brings singular perspectives to making music POP on stage, in the studio, and on camera.

Mark has served as Musical Director and/or Supervisor on NYC and regional productions of The Who’s Tommy, Rent (Hangar, Reg. Premiere), Fame The Musical (Macao), Side by Side by Sondheim (Riverside), The Rocky Horror Show, Our Town 75th Anniversary (Actors Fund/EFA), Tits Fisher with Kitten’s Kiss, Grace. Period. (Joe's Pub, Beehive), Hello Again, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Cabaret, God Hates This Show, Samantha Brown, Whiskeyland, and countless other musicals. In Concert w/: Andrea Burns, Audra Isadora, Mary Birdsong, Darlene Love, Maggie Moore, David Hyde Pierce, Eartha Kitt, Jerry Herman, Kim Stern, Ric Ryder, Valerie Lemons, Emily Swallow, Kyra Selman, VP Boyle, more. Benefit concerts (arrangements and piano) for the Stella by Starlight Gala, Actors Fund, Westport and George Street Playhouses, Hole in the Wall Gang, and others.
Currently Mark is Arranger/Music Supervisor for Little Girl Blue (George Street, Goodspeed, Off-Broadway Feb. 2022), a unique musical drama about the life of the legendary Nina Simone. Musical Director for Iraqi Rose: A New Musical by Larry Kirwan (Paradise Square).

Mark serves as a Vocal Coach to dozens of actors with Broadway, film, TV and recording credits. His pop/rock transcriptions can be found in hundreds of audition books in NYC, LA, and beyond. He has contracted, scored and orchestrated studio projects in the theater, rock, and R&B genres, as well as Comedy Central, Netflix, and more. He is currently on the faculty of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NYC), and previously served on faculty at Pace University and Jacksonville State University. He has been Vocal Director for Carnival Cruise Lines Playlist Productions since 2012. Mark also served as brass arranger and program coordinator for the Spirit of Atlanta (JSU) Drum & Bugle Corps.

Mark holds a B.A. in Film from Penn State, M.M.E. from Jacksonville State University, and a certificate from the UCLA-Extension Film Scoring Program. He and his wife Bess, a casting director, have been based in New York City for nearly 2 decades.





Mark Fifer News

LITTLE GIRL BLUE Ends Its Run On May 29 With An Off-Broadway Alliance Award Win Photo LITTLE GIRL BLUE Ends Its Run On May 29 With An Off-Broadway Alliance Award Win
by A.A. Cristi - May 25, 2022

Little Girl Blue (LGB), the musical inspired by the legendary singer/songwriter and activist Nina Simone, will end its successful run at New World Stages this week on May 29.

LITTLE GIRL BLUE Extends Run At New World Stages Photo LITTLE GIRL BLUE Extends Run At New World Stages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

Little Girl Blue announced it will extend its run at the New World Stages through May 29th.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at the 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at the 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 2, 2022

The 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway was presented on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at NYU Skirball.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of LITTLE GIRL BLUE at New World Stages Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of LITTLE GIRL BLUE at New World Stages
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2022

Little Girl Blue, the musical inspired by the life of Nina Simone, is now playing at New World Stages. The musical, written and starring Laiona Michelle (Amazing Grace, Book of Mormon, American Hero), began previews on Saturday, March 5th.

LITTLE GIRL BLUE Reschedules New York Opening Photo LITTLE GIRL BLUE Reschedules New York Opening
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2022

Little Girl Blue, the musical inspired by the life of Nina Simone has announced it will push its opening night from February 28 to March 14th due to the recent Omicron Covid-19 spike in New York City. 

LITTLE GIRL BLUE to Open at New World Stages February 2022 Photo LITTLE GIRL BLUE to Open at New World Stages February 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2021

Little Girl Blue, a musical inspired by Nina Simone’s life, written by and starring Laiona Michelle (Amazing Grace, Book of Mormon, American Hero), will open for a limited run engagement,  Off-Broadway at the Shubert Organization’s New World Stages (Stage 5) on February 28, 2022.

Goodspeed Adds LITTLE GIRL BLUE: THE NINA SIMONE MUSICAL to 'By The River' Lineup Photo Goodspeed Adds LITTLE GIRL BLUE: THE NINA SIMONE MUSICAL to 'By The River' Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2021

From classical music -prodigy - to “High Priestess of Soul,” this story taps into the legend that is Nina Simone with an honest and powerful portrait of her rich life and her ultimate decline.  Feel the passion, joy and pain of a woman adored by millions – then and now.

Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards Photo Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019

There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

December 19th Update: CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ - Paper Mill Playhouse Leads B Photo December 19th Update: CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ - Paper Mill Playhouse Leads Best Musical Category in the BWW New Jersey Awards Voting
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019

We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards Photo Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!