A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada, Mark is a former member of the Canadian Hockey League. After his hockey days ended, he spent almost 10 years living in New York City performing on America’s premiere stages. He earned a Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Timon in Disney’s The Lion King. He recently starred in the smash hit Rock of Ages playing at the Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas.
He created Mondays Dark since months after moving to Las Vegas. To date he has helped raise over 300k for local Las Vegas charities, one party a month, $20 & 90 minutes at a time. He is the recipient of the 2014 Angel Award for Cultural Advocate/Entertainer of the Year. 2016 Review Journal Philanthropist of the Year. National Philanthropy Day Impact Award Recipient.
The Las Vegas Suite, a jazz orchestral suite dedicated to the exciting highs and sometimes woeful lows of this dynamic city and its awe inspiring landscape.American Jazz Initiative is proud to present the World Premiere of the Las Vegas Suite, by composer and trombonist Nathan Tanouye with lyrics by Clint Holmes. Dynamic and sultry movements reflecting the mercurial contrasts of our neon city are captured in movements like “The Hustle”, “The Heat” and “The Strip” as well as movements echoing the stark natural beauty of the valley. Come share this unique musical journey and fall in love with Las Vegas all over again!
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Also presenting the debut performance of “Archipelago” by Aaron Ramsey. “Archipelago” is a unique mix of Latin grooves, infused with high-energy progressive rock beats transporting the listener across the desert to distant islands dotted across vast seascapes real and etheric.
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