Mark David Kaplan
Mark David Kaplan is the recipient of three Joseph Jefferson Awards for his work in Les Misérables, Ragtime and Forbidden Broadway, the latter with which he has toured internationally and performed off-Broadway. Recent credits include The Diary of Anne Frank (People’s Light and Theatre Company), Into the Woods and The Mystery of Love and Sex (Writers Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Drury Lane Theatre), Oliver (Marriott Theatre), Frankenstein (Cardinal Stage), and Wonderful Town (Goodman Theatre). Other favorites include Little Shop of Horrors (American Blues Theatre/Mercury Theatre), Hairspray (Syracuse Stage), We Three Lizas (About Face Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chicago company/James Lapine), Man of La Mancha (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks), and many new works with Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Directing credits include Forbidden Broadway (Adelaide, Melbourne and US Productions) and assistant to Mary Zimmerman on The Music Man (Goodman). He has twice toured the U.S. and Canada as Zazu in The Lion King. TV work includes Utopia for Amazon Studios and spots for T-Mobile, the Chicago Cubs, Arkansas Lotto and Gordman’s, among others. A member of Actor’s Equity Association for 35 years, Mark served on the National Council and Central Regional boards. He’s proud to currently work with Season of Concern in Chicago, which has provided financial assistance to artists in need for over thirty years. More info can be found at seasonofconcern.org.
He is thrilled to be making his Gulf Coast Symphony debut working with his friend Max and all of these beautiful, talented artists!