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Mark Umbers

 
Bio:
Mark Umbers is a British actor originally from North Yorkshire, in England. After attending schools in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, in 1995 he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin, Greek and Philosophy by Oxford University. Umbers began his acting career in 1997 with BBC ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Mark Umbers is a British actor originally from North Yorkshire, in England. After attending schools in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, in 1995 he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin, Greek and Philosophy by Oxford University. Umbers began his acting career in 1997 with BBC ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2016
Performer
  [West End]
Menier Chocolate Factory Production, 2012
Franklin Shepard
  [West End]
Menier Chocolate Factory Revival, 2010
Charlie
Vittorio Vidal
Oscar Lindquist
  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 2001
Freddy Eynsford-Hill
  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1999
Performer

Mark Umbers Biography

Mark Umbers is a British actor originally from North Yorkshire, in England. After attending schools in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, in 1995 he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin, Greek and Philosophy by Oxford University. Umbers began his acting career in 1997 with BBC Television, followed by three years at the Royal National Theatre in London.




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BWW Feature: THE BIRTHDAY MONTH / SONDHEIM 2 - Five performances we won't forget Photo BWW Feature: THE BIRTHDAY MONTH / SONDHEIM 2 - Five performances we won't forget
by Matt Wolf - Mar 29, 2021

Earlier this month, we marked the 91st birthday of the living legend that is Stephen Sondheim with a look back at five London productions of his work that are embedded in my memory. This week, we honour a quintet of performances that has achieved the same result, even if this has meant choosing from an astonishing array of riches that could populate a column like this ten times over. In any case, here are just a few of the Sondheim star turns that linger in the mind.

BWW Review: HOGARTH'S PROGRESS, Rose Theatre Kingston Photo BWW Review: HOGARTH'S PROGRESS, Rose Theatre Kingston
by Debbie Gilpin - Sep 30, 2018

Over 30 years since The Art of Success was first performed, beginning in Stratford-upon-Avon and running in both New York and London (where it picked up an Olivier Award nomination), and Nick Dear's play has been revived alongside the world premiere of his new work The Taste of the Town. William Hogarth is the focal point of both plays, alongside wife Jane, fittingly set 30 years apart. They show a marked contrast between the up-and-coming, angry young artist and the disgruntled establishment figure - neither quite fitting in, instead blazing a trail for themselves. Together they form Hogarth's Progress, a curious but entertaining double bill of plays.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE TASTE OF THE TOWN From HOGARTH'S PROGRESS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE TASTE OF THE TOWN From HOGARTH'S PROGRESS
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2018

Rose Theatre Kingston presents Nick Dear's double-bill Hogarth's Progress. Anthony Banks directs Bryan Dick as the younger William Hogarth in the first major UK revival of Dear's acclaimed comedy The Art of Success, which follows Hogarth through a bawdy night in 1730 and Keith Allen as the older William Hogarth in the world premiere of The Taste of the Town which rejoins the now hugely successful artist 30 years later towards the end of his career. Ruby Bentall (Jane Hogarth and Nancy/Mrs Ryott), Emma Cunniffe (Louisa and Mrs Colquhoun/Mrs Bascombe), Ben Deery (Frank and Zachariah Blunt), Jack Derges (Henry Fielding and Parson Venables), Ian Hallard (Oliver and Horace Walpole), Susannah Harker (Queen Caroline and Jane Hogarth), Jasmine Jones (Sarah Sprackling and Bridget), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mrs Needham and Lady Thornhill) and Mark Umbers (Robert Walpole and David Garrick) complete the company.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE ART OF SUCCESS the first part of double-bill HOGARTH'S Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE ART OF SUCCESS the first part of double-bill HOGARTH'S PROGRESS at Rose Theatre Kingston
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2018

Hogarth's Progress is a riotous double-bill of comedies by BAFTA Award winner Nick Dear, following one of Britain's most celebrated artists on two monumental pub crawls. The plays explore the extraordinary lives of William and Jane Hogarth at a time when culture escaped from the grasp of the powerful into the hands of the many.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with HOGARTH'S PROGRESS Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with HOGARTH'S PROGRESS
by Julie Musbach - Aug 23, 2018

Rose Theatre Kingston is now in rehearsal for Nick Dear's double-bill Hogarth's Progress. Anthony Banks directs Bryan Dick as the younger William Hogarth in the first major UK revival of Dear's acclaimed comedy The Art of Success, which follows Hogarth through a bawdy night in 1730 and Keith Allen as the older William Hogarth in the world premiere of The Taste of the Town which rejoins the now hugely successful artist 30 years later towards the end of his career.

Keith Allen, Bryan Dick, And More Lead Rose Theatre Kingston's World Premiere Of HOGA Photo Keith Allen, Bryan Dick, And More Lead Rose Theatre Kingston's World Premiere Of HOGARTH'S PROGRESS
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2018

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full cast for Nick Dear's double-bill Hogarth's Progress. Anthony Banks directs Bryan Dick as the younger William Hogarth in the first major UK revival of Dear's acclaimed comedy The Art of Success, which follows Hogarth through a bawdy night in 1730 and Keith Allen as the older William Hogarth in the world premiere of The Taste of the Town which rejoins the now hugely successful artist 30 years later towards the end of his career. Ruby Bentall (Jane Hogarth and Nancy/Mrs Ryott), Emma Cunniffe (Louisa and Mrs Colquhoun/Mrs Bascombe), Ben Deery (Frank and Zachariah Blunt), Jack Derges (Henry Fielding and Parson Venables), Ian Hallard (Oliver and Horace Walpole), Susannah Harker (Queen Caroline and Jane Hogarth), Jasmine Jones (Sarah Sprackling and Bridget), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mrs Needham and Lady Thornhill) and Mark Umbers (Robert Walpole and David Garrick) complete the company.

BWW REVIEW: Huntington's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Has a Good Thing Going Photo BWW REVIEW: Huntington's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Has a Good Thing Going
by Jan Nargi - Oct 4, 2017

Director Maria Friedman's Olivier Award-winning London revival of Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG lives up to its acclaim in this Huntington Theatre Company production continuing now through October 15. Both Sondheim and Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois have called Friedman's MERRILY the best they have ever seen. Those declarations prove not to be hyperbole.

VIDEO: Watch 'Opening Doors' from Huntington's Starry MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Photo VIDEO: Watch 'Opening Doors' from Huntington's Starry MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company opens its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman recreates her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances run now through October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Watch the cast sing 'Opening Doors' in the video below!

VIDEO: Watch Eden Espinosa and More Sing 'Now You Know' from MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Photo VIDEO: Watch Eden Espinosa and More Sing 'Now You Know' from MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company opens its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman recreates her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances run now through October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Watch the cast sing 'Now You Know' in the video below!

VIDEO: Step Inside Rehearsals for MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington Photo VIDEO: Step Inside Rehearsals for MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman will recreate her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances run now through October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Step inside the rehearsal room with the cast and creative team in the video below!

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VIDEO: Watch 'Opening Doors' from Huntington's Starry MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch 'Opening Doors' from Huntington's Starry MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company opens its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman recreates her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances run now through October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Watch the cast sing 'Opening Doors' in the video below!

VIDEO: Watch Eden Espinosa and More Sing 'Now You Know' from MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Eden Espinosa and More Sing 'Now You Know' from MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington

by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company opens its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman recreates her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances run now through October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Watch the cast sing 'Now You Know' in the video below!

VIDEO: Step Inside Rehearsals for MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington Videoplay
VIDEO: Step Inside Rehearsals for MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington

by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman will recreate her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances run now through October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Step inside the rehearsal room with the cast and creative team in the video below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at NYC Film Premiere!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2013

Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is in cinemas for one night only on October 23, presented in 460 cinemas around the country through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. The film premiered in New York City on Thursday, October 17, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the cast, creative team and more. Hear what they had to say below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Josefina Gabrielle & Mark Umbers in West End's Filmed MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2013

Select scenes from the critically acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, in cinemas for one night only on October 23, have just been released. Get a first look at Mark Umbers as Franklin Shepard and Josefina Gabrielle as Gussie Carnegie in the clips below!

STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Ross Talks To Maria Friedman And Cast Of MERRILY!
by - Oct 15, 2013

When Merrily We Roll Along played in the West End TV presenter Jonathan Ross gave this five star hit West End musical his seal of approval with a three-minute filmed interview with the director, Maria Friedman, and the three leading cast members, Mark Umbers, Jenna Russell and Damian Humbley.

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Maria Friedman's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG; Plays in Theaters on 10/23
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 19, 2013

Maria Friedman's award-winning production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's 'Merrily We Roll Along' is set to screen in 460 select movie theaters around the country on October 23rd. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a special look at the production!

STAGE TUBE: Trailer - West End's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Set to Screen Across the Country in October
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2013

A new trailer for Maria Friedman's award-winning production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's 'Merrily We Roll Along' has been released. The production is set to screen in 460 select movie theaters around the country on October 23rd. Get a sneak peek below!

STAGE TUBE: MERRILY Prepares For West End Transfer!
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2013

The full cast is announced today as rehearsals begin for the West End transfer of the stunning Menier Chocolate Factory production of the Sondheim/ Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along. Directed by triple Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman, previews begin at the Harold Pinter Theatre on Tuesday 23rd April.


Mark Umbers Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Mark Umbers been in?
Mark Umbers has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Mark Umbers been in?
Mark Umbers has appeared on London's West End in 7 shows.

What was Mark Umbers's first West End show?
Mark Umbers's first West End show was Candide which opened in 1999