Mark Brown is an award-winning writer. His play Around the World in 80 Days has literally been produced around the world, from Off-Broadway, NYC to Baridhara Dhaka, Bangladesh. It has been on many “Best Of” lists and has garnered many awards since its premiere in 2001. Tom Jones, his adaptation of the ribald Henry Fielding novel, received its world premiere in 2014 and has been called, “Clever, silly and highly theatrical!” His musical China – The Whole Enchilada was named Outstanding Musical of the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival and has been called “funny, smart, surprisingly deep, and very enjoyable.” Mark’s play The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge has been called “a sequel worthy of Dickens’ approval,” “a worthy new entry into the holiday canon,” and is the number one selling show in the Taproot Theatre’s history. His adaptation of The Little Prince set box office records at the Hippodrome Theatre and the Orlando Theatre Project. His play Poe – Deep Into That Darkness Peering hasn’t won a thing but is a darn good play and should be produced more often. He’s currently working on a 1960s British Invasion inspired musical Tom Jones the Musical.
Mark received his acting training at the American Conservatory Theatre and has appeared in theatres across the country, including the Tony Award-winning companies South Coast Repertory, the McCarter Theatre (Company member: five years), and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Films include Out of Sight (with George Clooney), Holy Man (with Eddie Murphy and Jeff Goldblum) and Amy’s O (Winner Best Film: Santa Barbara Film Festival). Notable TV credits include the Emmy Award-winning series From the Earth to the Moon (with Tom Hanks), House, Ally McBeal, Providence, Diagnosis Murder, and countless commercials and made-for-TV films. His song “Bring Me Back Home”, which he wrote and performed, appears in the film The Dig.