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Mark Robert Gordon

Birth Place: Phoenix

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MARK ROBERT GORDON is Founding Artistic/Executive Director (since 1994) of Do Gooder Productions (DGP), a not-for-profit Off-Broadway theater company which develops and produces new plays for the American stage in partnership with designated charities; productions include (among others) Off-Broadway premieres of My Soul is Mine: A Runaway's Story (MRG), the dreamer examines his pillow (John Patrick Shanley), ¡Olé! (Janis Astor del Valle/Pedro R. Monge-Rafuls/Liza Colón (Applause Books and Theatre Communications Group)), On Deaf Ears (Robin Rothstein), The Magic Formula (Sidney Morris), and the year-long Off-Broadway run of 2 1/2 Jews (Alan Brandt) (Broadway Play Publishing). MRG heads the production company The Camelback Kid, whose current roster of upcoming productions includes: Some Greeks Are NOT In The Restaurant Business (actor/comedian Greg Lewis’ 1-man show), TV Unplugged! (a live celebration of television featuring a rotating cast of TV stars), and the screen adaptation of 2 1/2 Jews; recent productions include the critically-acclaimed runs of “Carol Channing” In Concert (Off-Broadway) and 2 1/2 Jews (South Florida). As an actor, MRG has had appeared in over five-dozen roles including Off-Broadway work at Soho Playhouse (Grandma Sylvia's Funeral), Union Square Theater, The Public Theater (New York Shakespeare Festival), and multiple shows with DGP. Recent directing credits include "Carol Channing" in Concert (Off-Broadway - St. Luke's Theatre) and regional productions of 2 1/2 Jews; his direction of Off-Broadway's Trash (Pedro R. Monge-Rafuls) was published by Theatre Communications Group. MRG has authored five plays:“H”: Hamilton or Honour (workshop: Columbia University, New York Shakespeare Festival), My Soul is Mine: A Runaway’s Story (Off-Broadway-1995), Did You Evuh?, Nevuh!, and R’fua: Healing. He wrote the screenplay adaptation of 2 1/2 Jews and for TV is developing a new sitcom “Next Case!” (a fictional look at a TV judge show) and a dramedy “Zonies” (a serial about quirky Arizona characters). Graduate of Phoenix’s inner-city public schools, Princeton University, Columbia University School of Law, and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Mark Robert Gordon STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
1997
Roy [Replacement]

Richard (Understudy)

[Off-Broadway]
1996
Daniel

[Off-Broadway]
1995
Rubin

[Off-Broadway]
1995
Tommy (Understudy)

[Off-Broadway]
1995
Kevin

[Off-Broadway]
1994
Marky/Vlad [Replacement]

Rabbi (Understudy) [Replacement]

Mark Robert Gordon Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Founding Artistic/Executive Director
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Assistant Stage Manager
Founding Artistic/Executive Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Founding Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Founding Artistic/Executive Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Assistant Stage Manager
Director
Founding Artistic/Executive Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Founding Artistic/Executive Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Founding Artistic/Executive Director

Writing


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CAROL CHANNING In Concert Announces Hiatus; Skipper To Depart

The Camelback Kid (TCK), producer of the critically-acclaimed one-actor Off-Broadway production "CAROL CHANNING" IN CONCERT, has announced that the New York City production, recently starring Richard Skipper, has gone on temporary hiatus after Mr. Skipper informed TCK that he is no longer available for performances.
RICHARD SKIPPER AS 'CAROL CHANNING' Extends Off-Broadway, Begins 1/31

RICHARD SKIPPER AS “CAROL CHANNING' IN CONCERT celebrates the career and persona of the unique theatrical legend. Accompanied by a three-piece band, Skipper blends Channing's standards with original material and other familiar songs sung to spot-on Channing-on-Broadway perfection.
Photo Flash: KT Sullivan Visits Richard Skipper As Carol Channing In Concert

Broadway, cabaret, and recording star KT SULLIVAN (Threepenny Opera, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, MAC Award-winner), who performed as "Lorelei Lee" in the 1995Broadway revival of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, attended the Wednesday January 26, 2011 performance of the critically-acclaimed Richard Skipper As "Carol Channing"In Concert at Off-Broadway's St. Luke's Theatre.
RICHARD SKIPPER AS 'CAROL CHANNING' Extends Off-Broadway, Begins 1/31

RICHARD SKIPPER AS “CAROL CHANNING' IN CONCERT celebrates the career and persona of the unique theatrical legend. Accompanied by a three-piece band, Skipper blends Channing's standards with original material and other familiar songs sung to spot-on Channing-on-Broadway perfection.
Review - Richard Skipper as Carol Channing in Concert

I imagine Richard Skipper must approach his embodiment of Carol Channing a bit differently than most successful female celebrity impersonators.  When doing Barbra or Eartha or Ethel there are certain idiosyncrasies one can latch onto and exaggerate as punch lines.  Channing, however, has always presented herself on stage as a sort of self-satire.  To broaden up what is already such an extreme can easily slip into vulgar mockery.
Richard Skipper Brings CAROL CHANNING IN CONCERT To Off-Broadway 1/12

Richard Skipper, brings his critically-acclaimed show RICHARD SKIPPER AS "CAROL CHANNING" IN CONCERT Off-Broadway, for an open-ended engagement at St. Luke's Theatre, 306 West 46th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Avenues).
Richard Skipper Brings CAROL CHANNING IN CONCERT To Off-Broadway 1/12

Richard Skipper, brings his critically-acclaimed show RICHARD SKIPPER AS "CAROL CHANNING" IN CONCERT Off-Broadway, for an open-ended engagement at St. Luke's Theatre, 306 West 46th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Avenues).
Photo Coverage: Backstage with Richard Skipper as 'Carol Channing'

Richard Skipper brings his critically-acclaimed show, Richard Skipper AS 'Carol Channing' IN CONCERT Off-Broadway, for an open-ended engagement at St. Luke's Theatre. BroadwayWorld was invited backstage for a pre-opening photo op and brings you coverage below. Opening night is Wednesday January 12th. The production will be directed by Mark Robert Gordon. A portion of the proceeds from this Off-Broadway premiere will benefit The Dr. Carol Channing & Harry Kullijian Foundation for The Arts.
Photo Coverage: Richard Skipper as 'Carol Channing' in Performance

Richard Skipper brings his critically-acclaimed show, Richard Skipper AS 'Carol Channing' IN CONCERT Off-Broadway, for an open-ended engagement at St. Luke's Theatre. BroadwayWorld was invited to the performance for a pre-opening photo op and brings you coverage below. Opening night is Wednesday January 12th. The production is directed by Mark Robert Gordon. A portion of the proceeds from this Off-Broadway premiere will benefit The Dr. Carol Channing & Harry Kullijian Foundation for The Arts.
Richard Skipper Brings CAROL CHANNING IN CONCERT To Off-Broadway 1/12

Richard Skipper, brings his critically-acclaimed show RICHARD SKIPPER AS "CAROL CHANNING" IN CONCERT Off-Broadway, for an open-ended engagement at St. Luke's Theatre, 306 West 46th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Avenues).
Richard Skipper Brings CAROL CHANNING IN CONCERT To Off-Broadway 1/12

Richard Skipper, brings his critically-acclaimed show RICHARD SKIPPER AS "CAROL CHANNING" IN CONCERT Off-Broadway, for an open-ended engagement at St. Luke's Theatre, 306 West 46th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Avenues).
RICHARD SKIPPER AS "CAROL CHANNING" IN CONCERT Begins Off-Broadway

New York City is getting a very special Christmas "Carol" this year! Richard Skipper, brings his critically-acclaimed show RICHARD SKIPPER AS "CAROL CHANNING" IN CONCERT Off-Broadway, with performances set to begin December 22nd at St. Luke's Theatre, 306 West 46th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Ave.)
RICHARD SKIPPER AS "CAROL CHANNING" IN CONCERT Begins Off-Broadway

New York City is getting a very special Christmas "Carol" this year! Richard Skipper, brings his critically-acclaimed show RICHARD SKIPPER AS "CAROL CHANNING" IN CONCERT Off-Broadway, with performances set to begin December 22nd at St. Luke's Theatre, 306 West 46th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Ave.)
RICHARD SKIPPER AS "CAROL CHANNING" IN CONCERT Begins Off-Broadway

New York City is getting a very special Christmas "Carol" this year! Richard Skipper, brings his critically-acclaimed show RICHARD SKIPPER AS "CAROL CHANNING" IN CONCERT Off-Broadway, with performances set to begin December 22nd at St. Luke's Theatre, 306 West 46th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Ave.)
RICHARD SKIPPER AS "CAROL CHANNING" IN CONCERT Begins Off-Broadway

New York City is getting a very special Christmas "Carol" this year! Richard Skipper, brings his critically-acclaimed show RICHARD SKIPPER AS "CAROL CHANNING" IN CONCERT Off-Broadway, with performances set to begin December 22nd at St. Luke's Theatre, 306 West 46th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Ave.)
Richard Skipper Closes CAROL CHANNING IN CONCERT To Cape Cod, 9/2

RICHARD SKIPPER, the 4-time MAC Award winning celebrity tribute artist, brings his critically- acclaimed show 'CAROL CHANNING' IN CONCERT to Cape Cod for a 4-Night Only Special Engagement prior to this Fall's Off-Broadway run. A portion of proceeds from each ticket will benefit The Dr. Carol Channing & Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts. The performances will occur Monday August 30th through Thursday September 2nd at The Madeira Room Vixen located at The Pilgrim House in Provincetown.
Richard Skipper Brings CAROL CHANNING IN CONCERT To Cape Cod, 8/30-9/2

RICHARD SKIPPER, the 4-time MAC Award winning celebrity tribute artist, brings his critically- acclaimed show 'CAROL CHANNING' IN CONCERT to Cape Cod for a 4-Night Only Special Engagement prior to this Fall's Off-Broadway run. A portion of proceeds from each ticket will benefit The Dr. Carol Channing & Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts. The performances will occur Monday August 30th through Thursday September 2nd at The Madeira Room Vixen located at The Pilgrim House in Provincetown.
Richard Skipper Brings CAROL CHANNING IN CONCERT To Cape Cod, 8/30-9/2

RICHARD SKIPPER, the 4-time MAC Award winning celebrity tribute artist, brings his critically- acclaimed show 'CAROL CHANNING' IN CONCERT to Cape Cod for a 4-Night Only Special Engagement prior to this Fall's Off-Broadway run. A portion of proceeds from each ticket will benefit The Dr. Carol Channing & Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts. The performances will occur Monday August 30th through Thursday September 2nd at The Madeira Room Vixen located at The Pilgrim House in Provincetown.
CAROL CHANNING IN CONCERT...STARRING RICHARD SKIPPER Comes to NYC, 7/27

RICHARD SKIPPER, the 4-time MAC Award winning celebrity tribute artist, brings his critically-acclaimed show CAROL CHANNING IN CONCERT...STARRING RICHARD SKIPPER! to New Yorkfor a 1-Night Only Special Performance. The show will be included in an upcoming documentary filmon the life and career of Tony Award-winner Carol Channing. The performance and taping will occurJuly 27that St. Luke's Theater, located on Restaurant Row in Manhattan's Theater District.

Mark Robert Gordon FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Mark Robert Gordon written?

Mark Robert Gordon has written 1 shows including My Soul is Mine: A Runaway's Story (Playwright).

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