Mark Evans (actor)
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Mark Henry Evans (born 2 January 1985) is a British musical theatre actor, singer, dancer and choreographer from Wales, known for numerous Welsh-language and English-language productions. His various theatre credits include Wicked and Ghost the Musical. Following an 18-month (Dec 2012 – June 2014) engagement in the North American national tour of The Book of Mormon, he is currently based in New York City.
|Birth name||Mark Henry Evans|
|Born||2 January 1985|
St. Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales, UK
|Occupation(s)||Actor, singer, dancer, choreographer|
Beginning performances on 16 July 2007, he joined the ensemble of the acclaimed London West End production of Wicked and served as the second understudy for Fiyero. He departed the cast on 7 June 2008, only to return over three and a half years later, this time, in the lead role of Fiyero. He starred alongside Rachel Tucker and Louise Dearman from 7 February through 10 December 2011, when he ended his run in the musical.
On 13 January 2012, took over the role of Sam Wheat in the London production of Ghost the Musical and starred alongside Siobhan Dillon until the musical closed on 6 October 2012. During his time in the show, he and Dillon released a single cover version of "Unchained Melody".
Some of Mark's theatre other credits included the UK national tours of High School Musical (Troy Bolton), The Rocky Horror Show (Brad) and Oklahoma! (Curly).
He appeared on the US national tour of The Book of Mormon in the lead role of Elder Price. Evans began performances on 28 December 2012 in San Francisco contracted for a six-month run, subsequently twice extended to summer 2014, after which he relocated to New York.
Another primary musical achievement of Mark's came when he appeared on Your Country Needs You with Andrew Lloyd Webber. Mark reached the final in this BBC television competition to determine the UK's competitor in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, which saw his talents broadcast to millions of people – he finished in third place. From here he developed on an emerging career in television, particularly in Welsh language broadcast. He has become a regular on S4C, appeared frequently as a presenter on whatsoninthetheatre.com and developed on such Welsh-language programs as "Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol", "Wedi 7", "The Eisteddfod Annual Concert", "The Sian Cothi Show", "Noson Lawen" and "The Big Welsh Talent Concert". His other television and film credits include his own special broadcasting produced by Boomerang Productions, "Noson yng Nghwmni Mark Evans", on S4C in March 2012. He played Brett in "Lake Placid 3" (2010) and also starred as Chad in Grain Media's "Dead Hungry". His venture on S4C, "Marcaroni", a children's program in which he stars in title role was well-received by the public. Evans recently recorded a pilot for his own Radio programme for "BBC Radio Cymru".
The foundations of theatre are integral to Mark's constant development. As an individual rooted in the traditionalism on the stage, he also has a wide range of experience in theatrics, which includes both singing and dancing. In October 2011, he released a bi-lingual album on contemporary Welsh label, Sain Records, which was so well received that he re-released an English Deluxe edition in 2012.
Having travelled the country acting and performing, Mark also gives something back to his community. The West End in Wales scheme is an initiative created by Mark in August 2006. This inspiring program offers children in North Wales the chance to work alongside Evans and current West End professionals in a week-long musical theatre summer school.
Professional Theatre creditsEdit
|Start date||End date||Production||Role(s)||Venue(s)|
|December 2003||January 2004||Aladdin||Dancer||Milton Keynes Theatre|
|December 2004||January 2005||Aladdin||Dancer, Emperor u/s||New Wimbledon Theatre|
|September 2005||–||Seven Brides for Seven Brothers||Brother Caleb||Dartford|
|December 2005||January 2006||Dick Whittington||Dick Whittington||The Swan Theatre|
|January 2006||–||Seven Brides for Seven Brothers||Brother Caleb||Nottingham|
|October 2006||July 2007||Spamalot||Ensemble||Palace Theatre|
|16 July 2007||7 June 2008||Wicked||Ensemble, Fiyero u/s||Apollo Victoria Theatre|
|June 2008||August 2008||High School Musical||Troy Bolton||Hammersmith Apollo|
|December 2008||January 2009||Cinderella||Prince Charming||Churchill Theatre|
|April 2009||May 2009||Jet Set Go!||Richard||Jermyn Street Theatre|
|December 2009||January 2010||Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs||Prince Harry||Venue Cymru|
|September 2009||November 2010||The Rocky Horror Show||Brad Majors||Various Venues across the UK|
|18 January 2010||13 February 2010||Various Venues across the UK|
|20 March 2010||28 November 2010||Oklahoma!||Curly||Various venues across the UK and Italy|
|7 February 2011||10 December 2011||Wicked||Fiyero||Apollo Victoria Theatre|
|13 January 2012||6 October 2012||Ghost the Musical||Sam Wheat||Piccadilly Theatre|
|28 December 2012||Summer 2014||The Book of Mormon||Elder Price||Various venues across North America|
|11 August 2015||20 September 2015||The Fix||Cal Chandler||Signature Theatre (Arlington, Virginia)|
|6 November 2016||29 January 2017||Finian's Rainbow||Og||Irish Repertory Theatre|
|19 September 2017||6 January 2019||The Play That Goes Wrong||Director||Lyceum Theater|
|23 July 2019||27 October 2019||Waitress||Dr. Pomatter||Brooks Atkinson Theatre |
|26 November 2019||4 January 2020||Mrs. Doubtfire||Stuart||5th Avenue Theatre|
|5 April 2020||Present||Stephen Sondheim Theatre|
The Journey Home | Adre'n ÔlEdit
In September 2010, Mark began to write his debut album. He decided to make his album personal and almost autobiographical of the 10 years since he had left his home in Wales. "The Journey Home" was released on Sain Records in 2011. The 12-track album features guest vocalists including Ysgol Glanaethwy and former Wicked co-star Ashleigh Gray.
|1.||"Adre'n Ôl (Homeward Bound)"||Mark Evans||4:20|
|2.||"Reach The Sky"||Mark Evans||4:54|
|3.||"Brand New You"||Mark Evans||3:02|
|4.||"Yn Ei Llygaid Hi (In Her Eyes)"||Mark Evans||4:54|
|5.||"Fyddi Di Byth Yn Hapus (You'll Never Be Happy)"||Mark Evans||3:53|
|7.||"Siglo'r Byd i'w Seilie (Roller Coaster)"||Mark Evans||3:36|
|8.||"Until Then"||Mark Evans||3:52|
|9.||"Tu Hwnt i'r Sêr (To Where You Are)"||Mark Evans||3:41|
|10.||"Alive"||Mark Evans Ft Ashleigh Gray||3:18|
|11.||"Dal i Gredu (Keep on Believing)"||Mark Evans||4:13|
|12.||"The Journey Home"||Mark Evans||4:49|
The Journey Home | Deluxe EditionEdit
Mark released his debut album The Journey Home on Sain Records in 2011. A Deluxe version of the album was released in 2012 and translates all the Welsh songs into English, with bonus tracks in Welsh. The single, "Unchained Melody", made for Evans' and Dillon's turn in Ghost, was added to the album.
|1.||"Comin' Home"||Mark Evans||4:19|
|2.||"Unchained Melody"||Mark Evans Ft Siobhan Dillon||3:29|
|3.||"Reach The Sky"||Mark Evans||4:55|
|4.||"Brand New You"||Mark Evans||3:02|
|6.||"Alive"||Mark Evans Ft Ashleigh Gray||3:20|
|7.||"In her Eyes"||Mark Evans||4:52|
|8.||"Until Then"||Mark Evans||3:52|
|9.||"To Where You Are"||Mark Evans||3:44|
|10.||"Keep on Believing"||Mark Evans||4:03|
|11.||"The Journey Home"||Mark Evans||4:49|
|12.||"Brand New You (Acoustic Version)"||Mark Evans||2:28|
|13.||"Adre'n Ôl (Homeward Bound)"||Mark Evans||4:20|
|14.||"Siglo'r Byd i'w Seilie (Roller Coaster)"||Mark Evans||3:35|
Professional Television/Screen CreditsEdit
|2009||Eurovision: Your Country Needs You||Finalist|
|March 2009||Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol||Headlining Guest Artist|
|May 2009||Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol||Headlining Guest Artist|
|May 2009||Shan Cothi||Guest Performer|
|July 2009||Llangollen Gala Concert||Performer|
|August 2009||Eisteddfod Bala||Presenter|
|October 2009||Ysgoloriaeth Bryn Terfel||Mentor|
|October 2009||Noson Lawen||Main Guest Performer|
|December 2009||Carolau Llangollen Carols||Headlining Artist|
|August 2010||Cymru'r West End||Headlining Artist|
|October 2010||Big Welsh Talent Concert||Artist|
|June 2011||Noson Lawen||Main Guest Performer|
|September 2011||Gwyl Gobaith||Artist|
|2011||Llanrhaeadr i Llundain||Himself|
|May 2009||Dead Hungry||Chad|
|July 2009||Lake Placid 3||Brett|
|2002||Royal Variety Performance|
|2003||Royal Variety Performance|
|2004||Top of the Pops|
|2004||Ministry of Mayhem|
|2005||Record of the Year|
H&M clothing commercial, Playing Fred Astaire. European Christmas campaign.
Guest on TV shows
|13 February 2009||Bwrw'r Bar|
|1 May 2009||Unes 5|
|12 June 2009||Wedi 7|
|June 2009||Y Garej|
|2 August 2009||Brecwast Bala|
|20 August 2009||Wedi 7|
|2009||Eisteddfod Yr Urdd|
|28 February 2010||Uned 5|
|1 August 2011||Wedi 7|
|1 August 2011||Eisteddfod Wrexham|
- "Mark Evans & Justin Mortelliti Talk Falling in Love, Making Their Broadway Debuts on the Same Block, and Getting Engaged". BroadwayBox.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- Mark Evans to star in Wicked Archived 26 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
- Mark Evans and Siobhan Dillon to Join Ghost the Musical. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- Mark Evans to Join Book Of Mormon. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- Book Of Mormon, You had me at Hello. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- Mark Evans stars in Marcaroni. Retrieved 2012.19.07.
- Mark Evans has a Touch of Magic Archived 8 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012.23.07.
- West End in Wales. Retrieved 2012.19.07.
- Mark Evans on his West End in Wales Foundation Archived 2 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012.19.07.
- Mark Evans to star in Jet Set Go!. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
- Mark Evans returns To North Wales for Snow White. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
- Moynihan, Caitlin (13 September 2019). "Waitress Star Mark Evans on His The Greatest Showman Dreams & Becoming a Leading Man". broadway.com. Retrieved 8 November 2019.