Mark Blum

TEACHER STATEMENT:
“Every student is different.  My job is to be a diagnostician, identifying the particular issues holding an actor back from reaching his or her potential, then nudging them towards finding, and owning, the keys to their own freedom.”

BIO:
MFA in Acting, University of Minnesota, also studied at HB Studio and with Andre Gregory. Broadway: THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES (2013); GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN (2012); LOST IN YONKERS; TWELVE ANGRY MEN; GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN (original production); A THOUSAND CLOWNS; THE GRADUATE; MY THING OF LOVE; and THE MERCHANT. Off-Broadway: THE GOOD MOTHER; LONELY, I’M NOT; WE LIVE HERE; PICKED; AFTER THE REVOLUTION; THE SINGING FOREST; MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA; BUFFALO GAL; THE MUSIC TEACHER; THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME; THE WAVERLY GALLERY; THE SEAGULL; KEY EXCHANGE; TABLE SETTINGS; SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE; LITTLE FOOTSTEPS; IT’S ONLY A PLAY; MISLANSKY ZILINSKY; and GUS AND AL, for which he received an Obie Award. Film: THE GREEN; SHATTERED GLASS; DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN; CROCODILE DUNDEE; THE PRESIDO; BLIND DATE; JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS; WORTH WINNING; MIAMI RHAPSODY. TV: Currently appears on Amazon’s MOZART IN THE JUNGLE. Other TV credits: INDICTMENT: THE McMARTIN TRIAL; STEVE MARTIN’S THE JUDGE; THE DEFENDERS; as well as guest-starring roles in THE GOOD WIFE; LAW & ORDER; FRINGE; THE SOPRANOS; WEST WING; CSI MIAMI; JUDGING AMY; NYPD BLUE; ST. ELSEWHERE; MIAMI VICE; FRASIER; WINGS; ROSEANNE; THE PRACTICE; and many others. Teaching: Fordham University, The Manhattan School of Music, The USDAN Summer Conservatory Program, The Lincoln Center Institute for Education, and the Manhattan Theatre Club Educational Program, Brooklyn College.

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