Mark Perkins - Resident Director, Stager
Mark began working professionally as a performer at the age of 19. As a vocalist and variety entertainer, Mark has worked for Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Opryland USA/Gaylord Entertainment and Disney. Working for Disney has taken Mark all over the globe, performing in such varied places as Taiwan, Canada, and South America. Mark had the honor of working with the "Father of Contemporary A Cappella," Deke Sharon, and an ensemble of some of the most exciting and talented pop singers of the acappella world as part of Disney's famed ensemble, Groove 66.
In 2007, Mark toured the US as part of the Broadway 1st National Tour of "All Shook Up!" starring Susan Anton. His extensive professional musical theatre career has seen him performing ensemble and supporting roles in productions such as Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun, Guys & Dolls, The Robber Bridegroom, Chicago, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Evita, Shenandoah, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), A Chorus Line (Bobby), Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (The Prince), The Boyfriend (Tony), and The Mikado (Nanki-Poo). Favorite roles include John Jasper in The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, and Joe/Daniel in the West Coast Premiere of Alan Menken's Weird Romance (two one-act science fiction musicals). Acting roles include You Can't Take It With You (Mr. DePinna), The Man Who Came To Dinner (Richard), Look Homeward, Angel (Ben), Luann Hampton Laverty Oberlander (Skip) and The Lion In Winter (Philip). Mark has spent quite a few stage hours playing Frankie in numerous productions of "Forever Plaid," including long-running resident productions in San Diego and Las Vegas and dozens of cities across the US. Mark's resume also includes numerous productions of the Christmas edition of "Forever Plaid," entitled "Plaid Tidings," including Las Vegas and Capitol Rep (Albany). Mark has also appeared in long-running productions of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" as Man #1 in San Diego, Milwaukee, Napa, and Columbia (MD). Mark can be heard as Frankie on the 15th Anniversary Recording of "Forever Plaid."
Pop music has had Mark in studios as a sessions singer and on-stage singing back-up for Richard Carpenter and the legendary Barbra Streisand. Mark has also dabbled in television commercials and film, and guest-starred on such television series as SyFy's "The Chronicle," USA's "Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family," and the 2003 revival of NBC's "Hunter."
In addition to his creative and directorial work with Pullen Productions, Mark has directed several regional productions of "Forever Plaid."