Sunday, April 26, 2015

Spotlight On...Mark Smaltz

Name: Mark Kenneth Smaltz

Hometown: New York, New York

Education: As little as possible, it only gets in the way.

Select Credits: It’s not the credits, as much as it has been who I have had the pleasure to work with. Directors such as: John Barton, Daniel Sullivan, Leigh Dillon, Adrian Hall, Mark Lamos, Joanne Akalaitis, Douglas Hughes, Jon Jory, Mark Wing Davey, John Pasquin, David Esbjonson and Arthur Hiller.

Why theater?: Theater is always the high wire act.

Who do you play in The Bellagio Fountain has been known to Make Me Cry?: Curtis

Tell us about The Bellagio Fountain has been known to Make Me Cry: It’s a wonderful original work. It addresses timeless and timely issues.

What is it like being a part of The Bellagio Fountain has been known to Make Me Cry?: It has been a very exciting and challenging experience.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Even though I do not sing, I love the big brassy musicals. Estelle Parsons was the first to not only open up the theatre world to me, but also introduced me to Shakespeare

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Sweeney Todd, Sky Masterson, Troy Maxson

What’s your favorite showtune?: “Guys and Dolls”

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Harold Prince

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Anybody willing to work under a Ultra Low Budget Contract. “La derniere showcase de merde.”

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: Laurette Taylor in The Glass Menagerie

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Whatever is playing At TKTS.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Ice Cream

What’s up next?: Looking for an agent. That’s not a play by the way.