Nadler comes to Blaine
with worldwide acclaim and Broadway fame
By Sandy Wolf
Area residents are in for a world-class and funny treat on Saturday, March 12 when screen and stage star Mark Nadler appears on stage at the Blaine performing arts center.
Mark Nadler starred in and co-wrote the off-Broadway Gershwin revue, American Rhapsody which was nominated for a Drama Desk and two Lucille Lortel Awards and received the Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) Award for Outstanding Musical Revue.
Additionally, he received the MAC award three years in a row for outstanding Musical Comedy Performer and in 1990 Mark was given the MAC award for his performance of five different interacting characters in his one man “Opera in Honky-Tonk,” Red Light, co-written with Dawn Hampton. For his show, Tschaik-owsky (and Other Russians), which he performed in New York’s Algonquin Hotel, Firebird Supper Club and San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater, Mark was awarded the 2003 Bistro Award for “Continuing To Raise The Standards Of Cabaret Performance.”
He also won the 1994 Bistro Award for outstanding singer/ instrumentalist and the 2000 Bistro Award for Outstanding Revue for directing, conceiving and music directing Hard Candy; the songs of Carol Hall.
He created and co-stars in Something Wonderful: Richard Rodgers In Song which he has been touring with since 2001 and Come On and Hear, The Love Story of Irving Berlin, which he created and performs with KT Sullivan and for which he received the 2004 Nightlife Award and the 2004 MAC Award, both for Outstanding Revue.
He has performed at Carnegie Hall with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops Orchestra and has been a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Ottawa Symphony and others. He has played New York’s Town Hall and in almost every significant nightclub in New York City, and Los Angeles, notably, four seasons at Sardi’s, The Village Gate, The Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, two years of Thursdays at the Cinegrill in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Maxim’s and the West Bank Cabaret where he was, at the age of 19, the house master-of-ceremonies and musical director. Abroad, Mark has performed in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Australia.
On Broadway Mark has appeared as “The Fingers On The Keys” in Dame Edna: The Royal Tour and Pinky Pickles in The Sheik of Avenue ‘B.’ At Lincoln Center, Mark co-wrote, directed and starred in The Nose Knows, a tribute to Jimmy Durante for the “Reel to Real” series.
Other New York theatrical credits include Nicky in Noel Coward’s The Vortex for New Directions Theatre and leading roles in John Glines’ productions of Robert Patrick’s Untold Decades and To Dinner With Friends directed by Peter Pope.
Favorite regional roles have been Tony Whitcomb, the outrageous hairdresser in the Ft. Lauderdale and San Francisco companies of Shear Madness and the octogenarian piano-ukulele and chimes playing, dancing and singing Miss Mabel in Radio Gals, (a role which he reprised for the cast album).
On television Mark played Freddie Martini on, and was the musical director of Café DuArt, as well as numerous other television guest appearances. Mark was the miming ringmaster of the international Cirque du Monde. Mark arranged and coached Glenn Close’s performance of “Bye Bye Blackbird” for the film, Maxie. Mark is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy.
Who: The Pacific Arts Association
in cooperation with the Blaine school
district presents Mark Nadler in A Nut
What: Main stage concert. He sings, he dances, he plays the piano brilliantly. He makes you laugh; he makes you cry; and the Village Voice claims he may be “the most prodigious talent performing in America today.”
When: Saturday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Blaine School District Performing Arts Center, 975 H Street, Blaine
Tickets: Adults $15, students $7.50 for open seating outside the reserved section. Reserved section $20 available on line only pacificartsassoc.org or phone 332-6484 for credit card orders. Available in Fairhaven at Village Books and in Blaine at the Semiahmoo Resort, Smugglers Inn, the Visitors Center, Steamers and Pacific Builders.