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Mark William is Broadway Ready With His Tony Award Show

Mark William is Broadway Ready With His Tony Award Show
Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Mark William’s show “Come Croon With Me” was star studded last night as Chita Rivera, Karen Ziemba, Brenda Vaccaro, Baayork Lee, Robert Horn, Sydney Myer, Cady Huffman, John Lloyd Young, Sergio Trujillo, Henry Krieger, Will Nunziata, James T Kelly and more gathered to see what all the buzz is about this golden haired boy.

Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Mark William is unique as he just gets better show after show. He expands in nuances, vocals and stage presence, mesmerizing his audience. Back for his fourth time at The Green Room 42. William treated his audience to his remarkably put together act by Preston Ridge and his outstanding musical director Clint Edwards.

“I’ve Gotta Be Me” and the title song from Golden Rainbow were highlights. The music and lyrics for Golden Rainbow were by Walter Marks; the book was by Ernest Kinoy; and the musical was based on the film adaptation (by screenwriter Arnold Schulman) of the play A Hole in the Head. Although the musical did not win any Tony Awards, actor Scott Jacoby was nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, and Robert Randolph was nominated for Best Scenic Design.

From the Tony Award winning musical My Fair Lady, a jazzy “On The Street Where You Live”. The musical premiered on Broadway March 15, 1956, at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. It transferred to the Broadhurst Theatre and then The Broadway Theatre, where it closed on September 29, 1962, after 2,717 performances, a record at the time. By the start of 1959, it was already the biggest grossing Broadway show of all-time with a gross of $10 million. The show won Tony’s for Best Direction of a Musical, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design and Best Conductor and Musical Director. The 1976 revival won George Rose Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. The 2018 revival won Best Costume Design in a Musical for Catherine Zuber.

Mark’s Tony medley was well put together and even I had to rack my brain to name all of these fabulous Tony winning shows, but of course I did know them. How many of these fabulous shows can you name?

Mark and Daniel Dunlow recreated their fabulous duet from the 1990 Tony winner City of Angels. The show won Tony’s for Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Scenic Design, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for James Naughton and Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for Randy Graff.

Suzanna, Pat Addiss, Mark William and Mary Cossett Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

William surrounds himself with the best. His band members included musical director extraordinaire Clint Edwards, the very talented Josiah Lamb on trumpet, Jonathan Ward on drums, Sam Zerna on bass and Jernej Bervar on guitar.

Mark William and Clint Edwards and the amazing band members-Hugh Stuckey, Josiah Lamb, Jonathan Ward and Sam Zerna Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

I expect to see Mark William winning a Tony sooner rather than later.

Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Mark William Come Croon With Me The Tony Edition: The Green Room 42 closed.

Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Daniel Dunlow, Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Richie Ridge, Chita Rivera, Mark William and Preston Ridge Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Chita Rivera, Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Sergio Trujillo, Chita Rivera and Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Daniel Dunlow, Mark William and Chita Rivera Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William and Robert Horn Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William and Brenda Vaccaro Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Preston Ridge, John Lloyd Young, Mark William and Richie Ridge Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William and Preston Ridge Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
John Lloyd Young and Brenda Vaccaro Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William and Baayork Lee Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Karen Ziemba and Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Elle Rigg, Mark William and James T. Kelly Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Steve Ross, Mark William, Lee Roy Reams and Sidney Myer Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Ken Fallin and Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William and his niece Aria Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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