Mark has performed the role of St. Cyr in the Broadway production of The Scarlet Pimpernel at the Minskoff Theatre. In SP I&II Mark has understudied the role of Chauvelin and has performed that character many times to considerable enthusiastic audience response. Mark also starred as The Narrator with Petula Clark and David Cassidy in the highly successful National Tour of Blood Brothers receiving critical acclaim and standing ovations from theatre audiences around the country. In Mark's lastest tour he played Harry in Stephen Sondheim's Company opposite his wife, Lynne Wintersteller. Mark made his Broadway debut as Bert ( a lonely soldier) in the Revival of Little Me at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. From there Mr. McGrath went on to create the role of Captain Treville in the Pre-Broadway and Broadway productions of The Three Musketeers.
Mark co-starred as the Young Detective in . Once You Meet A Stranger, an adaption of Alfred Hitchcock's "Two Strangers On A Train", opposite Jacqueline Bisset and Theresa Russell. He has also been seen as the history teacher Mr. Linnus on the NBC sit-com California Dreams. Mark was featured in the films Arthur II-On The Rocks and Coming To America.
Mark then joined the company of Forbidden Broadway as the lead baritone , a show where he performed wonderful parodies of the Broadway shows of the time. He also performed the baritone role in the musical revue Closer Than Ever at the Cherry Lane Theatre. He created the role of Lancelot in the New York City Center premiere of Sheldon Harnick,s Dragons and exchanged quips with Marilyn Michaels in Who Does She Think She Is? at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. He was also a principal performer in the 1990&1991 Theatre Guild Mediterranean & Asian Tours performing with such stars as Richard Kiley, Zoe Caldwell, Estelle Parsons, James Whitmore, (the late) Juliette Prowse and Larry Kert. He also originated the roles of Lew Fyke in the Kennedy Center premiere of the new opera Amarantha, Christian in Forrest & Wright's A Song For Cyrano and Lt. Bill Kelly in the Goodspeed revival of Ankles Aweigh.
Mark's favorite Regional Credit's include John Adam's in Pennsylvania Center Stage production of"1776", Nick Sakarian in Baby, Young Ben in Follies, Pharaoh King in Joseph And The Amaizing Technicolor Dreamcoat (with the late/great Laurie Beechman) at Philidelphia's Walnut Street Theatre. Also at the Walnut he portrayed Max in Lend Me A Tennor for which he received a best actor nomination from the Philadelphia Inquirer. Shortly thereafter, Mark completed over 300 critically acclaimed performances as Stine in Westchester Broadway Theatre's City of Angel's (opposite Robert Cuccioli-Jekyll & Hyde).
Concert amphitheatres have seen Mr. McGrath performing the principle baritone duties at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Symphony in An Evening Of Rogers, Hammerstein, & Hart, paying tribute to to Bernstein & Sondheim on Broadway with the Staten Island symphony and, most proudly starring with Virginia Sandifur and Leigh Beery in the North American Tour of Sondheim & Company Symphonics. Mark is also at home in a recording studio where he has created numerous character voices for both commercial and industrial soundtracks.
University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music, B.F.A. Musical Theatre, 1981 (Cum Laude). Acting:Dion Kvapil (Meisner Technique) Voice:Lorenzo Malfatti, Cincinnati; William Reed, New York City. Stage Combat:B.H. Barry, New York City; Bjorn Johnson, New York City. Mark is married to singer/actress Lynne Wintersteller.
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