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Mark Linn-Baker

 
Date Of Birth:
June 17, 1954 (68)
Birth Place:
St. Louis, MO, USA
Bio:
Broadway: The Music Man (Mayor Shinn), On the Twentieth Century, You Can't Take it With You, Relatively Speaking, Losing Louie, "Toad" in A Year With Frog and Toad, "Hysterium" in Forum (Drama League Honor, FANY Award), Neil Simon's Laughter On The 23rd Floor, David Henry Hwang's Face Value, Gary ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 17, 1954 (68)

Birth Place: St. Louis, MO, USA

Bio:
Broadway: The Music Man (Mayor Shinn), On the Twentieth Century, You Can't Take it With You, Relatively Speaking, Losing Louie, "Toad" in A Year With Frog and Toad, "Hysterium" in Forum (Drama League Honor, FANY Award), Neil Simon's Laughter On The 23rd Floor, David Henry Hwang's Face Value, Gary ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Mayor Shinn [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
59 East 59 Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Performer
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Broadway Center Stage Revival, 2019
Mayor Shinn
  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Timothy
  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny Revival, 2017
Senex
  [Off-Broadway]
Red Bull Theater Revelation Reading, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Concert Production, 2017
Everett Baker
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Broadway Revival, 2015
Oliver Webb
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Paul Sycamore
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Sam Roth
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Carl
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2008
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
McMartin (Waiting) / God Who Loves (Debate)
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2006
Tony Ellis
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Toad
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2002
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Victor Chandebise/Dodo
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Hysterium
  [Broadway]
1993
Val
  [Broadway]
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Bernard Sugarman
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Delmount Williams
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Delmount Williams
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Mark
  [Off-Broadway]
1982
William Evans
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1982
Performer
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1981
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1980
Performer
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Orderly
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Bertram
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Marphurius
Sganarelle
Valere
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Artistic Director
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1988]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter
Bookwriter/Lyricist

Mark Linn-Baker Movies

The End of August
 
[1981]
Victor LeBrum
My Favorite Year
 
[1982]
Benjy Stone
Me and Him
 
[1988]
Him
Noises Off...
 
[1992]
Tim Allgood
12 and Holding
 
[2005]
Mr. Farmer
Adam
 
[2009]
Sam Klieber
How Do You Know
 
[2010]
Ron
Accommodations
 
[2018]
Eugene Beltzer

Mark Linn-Baker TV Shows

Blue Bloods
 
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Carlton Miller
Ghosts
 
[]
Henry
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
 
[]
Larry Weeks
Law & Order
 
[]
Dr. Vincent Balicheck, Tom Wilder
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
 
[]
Wally Stevens
Perfect Strangers
 
[]
Larry Appleton
Succession
 
[]
Maxim Pierce
The Electric Company
 
[]
Sigmund Scrambler
The Leftovers
 
[]
Mark Linn-Baker
Twins
 
[]
Alan Arnold

Mark Linn-Baker Biography

Broadway: The Music Man (Mayor Shinn), On the Twentieth Century, You Can't Take it With You, Relatively Speaking, Losing Louie, "Toad" in A Year With Frog and Toad, "Hysterium" in Forum (Drama League Honor, FANY Award), Neil Simon's Laughter On The 23rd Floor, David Henry Hwang's Face Value, Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury. Encores!: "Heinzie" in The Pajama Game. Joseph Papp's NYSF: All's Well That Ends Well, Othello, Von Richthofen, The Laundry Hour, Alice in Concert (with Meryl Streep). Off-Broadway: Almost An Evening, Chesapeake (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), A Flea in Her Ear (Drama League Honor), Beth Henley's The Miss Fire Cracker Contest at MTC, Randy Newman's Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong, work for EST, LaMama, West Bank Theater, Phoenix Theater, among others. Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Rep, ART Cambridge (founding company member), Arena, Center Stage. Film: Woody Allen√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Manhattan, Richard Benjamin's My Favorite Year, Peter Bogdanovich's Noises Off and James L. Brooks' How Do You Know. Television: Showtime√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Laughter on the 23rd Floor, guest appearances on The Good Wife, Ally McBeal, Law And Order, L&O:CI, Full House, Cooper, Miami Vice, Moonlighting. Seven seasons as "Larry Appleton" on ABC's Perfect Strangers and opposite Melanie Griffith on WB's Twins. Mr. Linn-Baker is a co-founder/co-director of New York Stage and Film Company and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

Mark Linn-Baker Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Mark Linn-BakerChesapeake
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Mark Linn-BakerChesapeake

Mark Linn-Baker News

Photos: Inside THE MUSIC MAN's Final Curtain Call with Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster &  Photo Photos: Inside THE MUSIC MAN's Final Curtain Call with Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster & Company
by Bruce Glikas - Jan 16, 2023

Yesterday, January 15, 2023, The Music Man took its final bow at the Winter Garden Theatre following 46 previews and 373 regular performances. Check out photos from inside the big night!

Watch: Sutton Foster Says Goodbye to THE MUSIC MAN With Video Featuring Backstage Mom Photo Watch: Sutton Foster Says Goodbye to THE MUSIC MAN With Video Featuring Backstage Moments
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2023

Watch The Music Man star Sutton Foster's emotional goodbye to the show, featuring backstage moments!

SF SKETCHFEST Comdy Festival Announces Seven Livestream Events For 20th Anniversary  Photo SF SKETCHFEST Comdy Festival Announces Seven Livestream Events For 20th Anniversary Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 4, 2023

While the highly anticipated in-person return of SF Sketchfest brings over 200 shows to venues across the city, for the first time ever, SF Sketchfest will be making its special programming accessible to audiences around the world with livestream viewing available for select festival events.

Exclusive Photos: Inside New York Stage and Film's Winter Party at The Empire Rooftop Photo Exclusive Photos: Inside New York Stage and Film's Winter Party at The Empire Rooftop
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2022

New York Stage and Film held their 2022 Winter Party on Monday, December 5 at the Empire Rooftop, 44 West 63rd Street. The festive December event will begin at 6:00 PM with libations and food, followed at 7:00 PM by performances from three new musicals workshopped at NYSAF, directed by Ibi Owolabi with music direction by Nick Wilders. Check out exclusive photos here!

New York Stage and Film Winter Party To Feature Songs from WHITE GIRL IN DANGER & Mor Photo New York Stage and Film Winter Party To Feature Songs from WHITE GIRL IN DANGER & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2022

New York Stage and Film has announced that their 2022 Winter Party will be on Monday, December 5 at the Empire Rooftop, 44 West 63rd Street. The festive December event will begin at 6:00 PM with libations and food, followed at 7:00 PM by performances from three new musicals workshopped at NYSAF.

VIDEO: Nicole Kidman Bids $100k For Hugh Jackman's Hat at THE MUSIC MAN Photo VIDEO: Nicole Kidman Bids $100k For Hugh Jackman's Hat at THE MUSIC MAN
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 27, 2022

Watch Nicole Kidman bid $100k for Hugh Jackman's hat at The Music Man. Proceeds from the auction go to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.

Video: Hugh Jackman Returns to THE MUSIC MAN Today Photo Video: Hugh Jackman Returns to THE MUSIC MAN Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2022

Watch a video of Hugh Jackman, as he returns to The Music Man at the Winter Garden Theatre!

THE MUSIC MAN Extends Broadway Run By Two Weeks Photo THE MUSIC MAN Extends Broadway Run By Two Weeks
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022

The Music Man has extended its Broadway run by popular demand.¬† Originally announced to close on January 1, the revival of Meredith Willson‚Äôs¬†musical,¬†starring two-time Tony Award¬ģ, Grammy Award¬ģ, and Emmy Award¬ģ-winning star¬†Hugh Jackman¬†as Professor Harold Hill and two-time Tony Award winner¬†Sutton Foster¬†as Marian Paroo, will now play its positively final Broadway performance on Sunday, January 15, 2023.

Video: Jefferson Mays Says 'Happy Trails' to THE MUSIC MAN and Prepares for A CHRISTM Photo Video: Jefferson Mays Says 'Happy Trails' to THE MUSIC MAN and Prepares for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 25, 2022

Exclusive video has been released of Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays saying ‚Äúhappy trails‚ÄĚ to his acclaimed run in The Music Man as he prepares to begin performances in two weeks in his universally celebrated tour-de-force performance in Charles Dickens‚Äô A Christmas Carol. Watch the video here!

Wake Up With BWW 10/5: PARADE Casting, Inside First Preview For ALMOST FAMOUS, and Mo Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/5: PARADE Casting, Inside First Preview For ALMOST FAMOUS, and More!
by - Oct 5, 2022

Top stories include casting for Parade at New York City Center, go inside first preview for Almost Famous, and more!

Mark Linn-Baker Videos

VIDEO: Nicole Kidman Bids $100k For Hugh Jackman's Hat at THE MUSIC MAN Videoplay
VIDEO: Nicole Kidman Bids $100k For Hugh Jackman's Hat at THE MUSIC MAN

by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 27, 2022

Watch Nicole Kidman bid $100k for Hugh Jackman's hat at The Music Man. Proceeds from the auction go to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.

Video: Jefferson Mays Says 'Happy Trails' to THE MUSIC MAN and Prepares for A CHRISTM Videoplay
Video: Jefferson Mays Says 'Happy Trails' to THE MUSIC MAN and Prepares for A CHRISTMAS CAROL

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 25, 2022

Exclusive video has been released of Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays saying ‚Äúhappy trails‚ÄĚ to his acclaimed run in The Music Man as he prepares to begin performances in two weeks in his universally celebrated tour-de-force performance in Charles Dickens‚Äô A Christmas Carol. Watch the video here!

Broadway Rewind: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Returns to Broadway with Kristin Chenoweth, Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Returns to Broadway with Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Andy Karl & More!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 18, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015, when the first Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century opened at the American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 144 performances.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUS Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUSIC MAN

by Alan Henry - Feb 14, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man starring Tony Award¬ģ nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill, Tony Award¬ģ-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo, and Broadway, film, and television star Rosie O'Donnell as Mrs. Paroo. The semi-staged concert production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime).

VIDEO: Watch Jeffrey Schecter, John Tartaglia and More in Highlights from A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO FORUM at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is the third production of The Muny's 99th season, playing now through July 11. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: Go K-ra-zy for Them! Watch Highlights of Tony Yazbeck, Laura Osnes & More in CRAZY FOR YOU
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 20, 2017

Just last night, Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) presented the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center.

BWW TV: They've Got Rhythm! Catch a Sneak Peek of MCP's CRAZY FOR YOU!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 17, 2017

This weekend Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) will present the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center.

BWW TV: They've Got Trouble at the MUNY! Watch Highlights of Hunter Foster & More in THE MUSIC MAN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2016

The Muny continues its spectacular 98th season this week with The Music Man, starring Hunter Foster (Harold Hill), Elena Shaddow (Marian Paroo), Mark Linn-Baker (Mayor Shinn), Liz McCartney (Mrs. Paroo), Todd Buonopane (Marcellus) and more. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights from the show, which runs through July 11, below!

STAGE TUBE: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'Veronique'
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2015

Below, watch Tony Awards host and On the Twentieth Century star Kristin Chenoweth pull out all the stops in a performance of 'Veronique' from the musical, which is nominated for five Tonys this year, including Best Leading Actress!

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY on 'Live'
by Caryn Robbins - May 5, 2015

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth stopped by today's LIVE to talk about her new Broadway musical and shared her gratitude for being blessed with musical talent.


Mark Linn-Baker Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Mark Linn-Baker been in?
Mark Linn-Baker has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

How many West End shows has Mark Linn-Baker been in?
Mark Linn-Baker has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Mark Linn-Baker been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Chesapeake and Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Chesapeake .

What awards has Mark Linn-Baker won?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Chesapeake.

How many shows has Mark Linn-Baker written?
Mark Linn-Baker has written 2 shows including The Laundry Hour (Bookwriter/Lyricist), The Laundry Hour (Bookwriter).