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Mark William Is Your Star

Mark William Is Your Star
Mark William photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

It is wonderful to watch a performer grow, especially when they started out remarkably talented to begin with. Each Mark William performance expands in nuances, vocals and stage presence, so that the audience becomes more relaxed and mesmerized. Back for his third time at The Green Room 42, reprising ‘Come Croon With Me’ William treated his audience to his remarkably put together act by Preston Ridge and his outstanding musical director Clint Edwards. This show never gets boring and I have reviewed, it all three times.

Frances Ruffelle, Mark William Craig Brierko photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

William is so talented celebrity are flocking to see him. At this performance Craig Brierko, Frances Ruffelle, Alexandra Silber, Paige Davis and Nicolas King were in the audience.

William always has special guests and reprising their duet Daniel Dunlow and William knocked it out of the park again with the Cy Colman duet from City of Angels “Your Nothing Without Me”

Daniel Dunlow, Mark William photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Next up was a fabulous mash-up with Robyn Hurder who will soon be seen as Nini in Broadway’s Moulin Rouge. As Hurder sang “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” William questioned with “Real Live Girl.”

Mark William, Robyn Hurder photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Also getting quite a stir were “Put On Your Sunday Clothes”, Peter Allen’s Medley, “Moon River”, “Bewitched Medley and Maury Yeston’s “I Want to Go to Hollywood,” all Clint Edwards’ phenomenal arrangements

Mark William photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

William has taken “Smash’s” theme “Let Me Be Your Star” (Marc Shaiman  & Scott Wittman) and made it his theme song. He doesn’t have to ask, as he’s is making a short rise to being a bonafide heavenly act.

Mark, Clint Edwards and his band. photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Like a smart singer William surround himself with the best. His band members included the very talented Oskar Stenmark on trumpet, Jonathan Ward on drums, Sam Zerna on bass, Jernej Bervar on guitar.

Mark William photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Daniel Dunlow photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William, Robyn Hurder photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William, Robyn Hurder photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William, Robyn Hurder photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William, Robyn Hurder photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William, Robyn Hurder photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William, Robyn Hurder photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Robyn Hurder photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Robyn Hurder, Mark William, Alexandra Silber photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William, Alexandra Silber photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Clint Edwards , Ron Abel, Richard Jay Alexander, Richard Ridge photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Robyn Hurder, Alexandra Silber photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Preston Ridge, Mark William, Richard Ridge photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Clint Edwards, Mark William, Robyn Hurder photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Daniel Dunlow, Robyn Hurder, Mark William, Craig  Brierko, Frances Ruffelle photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Daniel Dunlow, Robyn Hurder, Mark William, Craig  Brierko, Frances Ruffelle, Paige Davis, photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
James T Kelly, Josh Owens, Mark William, John Dawson photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark William, James T Kelly photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Mark and his mom 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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