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Mark William Sells Out The Green Room 42 With A Star Studded Audience…….Again

Mark William Sells Out The Green Room 42 With A Star Studded Audience…….Again
Mark William

Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Mark William was back at The Green Room 42, with his spectacular show “Come Croon With Him (Me)”. This crooner has the ability to bring in the celebrities as Lynn Ahrens, Jim Brochu, Sandy Duncan, Don Correia, Anita Gillette, Jill O’Hara, the two Cassies’s Robin Hurder and Donna McKechnie were in attendance.

Mark William

Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The show started out with an overture by the fabulous Clint Edwards, whose arrangements for the night were exquisite.

Mark William

Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Mark William

Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Then out came Mark making the audience swoon with his sparkly bow tie crooning “Come Live With Me,” “Come Fly With Me,”  “Blue Skies” and  “From This Moment On” by the respective composers Dory & Andre Previn, Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen, Irving Berlin & Cole Porter.

Mark William

Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

This is an old soul in a 20 year old body, as Mark brought “I’ve Gotta Be Me” and “Golden Rainbow” by Walter Marks to life.


Having worked with Lee Roy Reams on a tribute to Jerry Herman, Mark showed how to “Put On Your Sunday Clothes”.

Mark William

Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Next up was an amazing medley of “Moon River” and “Ebb Tide” by Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer/Robert Maxwell & Carl Sigman. This haunting combination showed off this young singer to the max.

Mark William, Clint Edwards

Mark William, Clint Edwards Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Feeling very simpatico with the late Peter Allen, Mark combined “When I Get My Name in Lights”, “Everything Old is New Again” and “All I Wanted was the Dream”. I can see this energetic crooner doing The Boy From Oz.

Mark William

Clint Edwards, James T Kelly, Mark William, Jon Dawson, Matt Zwyer,  and Jernej Bervar Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

A heartfelt “On the Street Where You Live” by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe.


One of the new elements was a fabulous duet with Daniel Dunlow, who runs the club and does a spectacular lighting design. The two sang “You’re Nothing Without Me” by Cy Coleman/David Zippel from City of Angels. Both knocked it out of the park.

Daniel Dunlow

Daniel Dunlow Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The Bewitched Medley, that consisted of the theme from Bewitched, “Bewitched, Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered”, “You Do Something to Me”,  “That Old Black Magic” and “Witchcraft”


From Grand Hotel “I Want to Go to Hollywood” showed off Mark’s dancing skills and he was proving just how much he should be on Broadway.

Mark William

Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

As an encore from the TV Show Smash, “Let Me Be Your Star”, Mark proved that night he was the one that was rising.

Mark William, Clint Edwards

Mark William, Clint Edwards Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

A good show has to have a great musical director and arranger and this show had the wonderful Clint Edwards. You need a band that you can mesh with and on drums, Jonathan Ward, bass, Sam Zerna, guitar, Jernej Bervar and on trumpet, Josiah Lamb proved to be first rate. You also need a director who not only shares your vision but knows how to highlight the best of what you do. For that Mark had the amazing talents of Preston Ridge, who is also Mark’s manager. Preston and Clint really knew how to design a cabaret act that is exciting and fresh.

Daniel Dunlow

Daniel Dunlow Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

I can never say enough about Daniel Dunlow who proved he is one talented singer.

Mark William

Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Mark William is rising fast up the stairway to stardom. It is truly exciting to watch his growth and see him mature. Mark will back at The Green Room 42 March  29th at 7pm.

Mark William

Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

** A lot of this review is from an earlier review on November 17th, How do you improve on perfection. This boy is the real deal and Mr. William added new and exciting elements to this show.

Richie Ridge, Robyn Hurder, Mark William, Donna McKechnie, Preston Ridge

Richie Ridge, Robyn Hurder, Mark William, Donna McKechnie and Preston Ridge Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Preston Ridge, Daniel Dunlow, Mark William, Richie Ridge

Preston Ridge, Daniel Dunlow, Mark William and Richie Ridge Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Preston Ridge, Robyn Hurder,  Mark William

Preston Ridge, Robyn Hurder and Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Richie Ridge, Don Correia, Mark William, Sandy Duncan,  Preston Ridge

Richie Ridge, Don Correia, Mark William, Sandy Duncan and Preston Ridge Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Daniel Dunlow, Mark William

Daniel Dunlow and Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Donna McKechnie, Robin Hurber

Donna McKechnie, Robin Hurber Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Donna McKechnie, Mark William

Donna McKechnie, Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Lynn Ahrens, Mark William

Lynn Ahrens, Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Don Correia, Mark William, Sandy Duncan

Don Correia, Mark William, Sandy Duncan Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Donna McKechnie, Mark William, Richard Hillman

Donna McKechnie, Mark William, Richard Hillman Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Daniel Dunlow

Daniel Dunlow Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Daniel Dunlow

Daniel Dunlow Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Preston Ridge, Lisa Carvalho, Mark William,  Richie Ridge

Preston Ridge, Lisa Carvalho, Mark William and Richie Ridge Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Mark William, Elle Rigg

Mark William and Elle Rigg Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Donna McKechnie, Mark William, Jill O'Hara

Donna McKechnie, Mark William, Jill O’Hara Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Anita Gillette, Mark William, Jill O'Hara, Jim Brochu

Anita Gillette, Mark William, Jill O’Hara, Jim Brochu Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Mark William

Mark and Elle Rigg Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Mark William

Mark William, Dennis Cannon Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Lynn Ahrens, Mark William

Lynn Ahrens, Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Mark William

Mark William, Susan Nussbaum Cohen  Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Clint Edwards, Lynn Ahrens

Clint Edwards, Lynn Ahrens Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Anita Gillette, Mark William

Anita Gillette, Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Clint Edwards, Mark William, Danny Dunlow

Clint Edwards, Mark William, Danny Dunlow Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Mark William

Mark William, James T Kelly Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Danny Dunlow, Mark William

Danny Dunlow, Mark William, Susan Nussbaum Cohen Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Mark William

Lisa Carvalho, Mark William Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Mark William

Mark William, Nathan Johnson 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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