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    Bio

    Marc is a New Orleanian and a graduate of Jesuit High School, Loyola University New Orleans (B.A. in Drama/Speech) and Loyola Law School, New Orleans. Marc is currently a freelance attorney having practiced over the past 27 plus years primarily handling various litigation from criminal to civil to business/ contract, as well as traffic.

    Marc is a singer/songwriter guitarist. He has recorded 3 CDs of his original music: Timing Is Everything, Indeed!, and most recently, Hamlet du Fromage.He served as co- producer and contributor for the Katrina Musician Relief compilation CD, Feeder Bands on the Run. He is often seen hosting open mic events and performing as a solo artist, as well as with the trio The Sidewalls with Eric Orlando and Bob Durand and Clambake with Jim Bercaw. Marc comes from playing with bands since 1990 in the New Orleans music scene such as: CL10, Vlad and the Impalers and A Dollar Short. He has played all over town in music venues from Rock and Bowl to Tipitina’s to Carrollton Station to Checkpoint Charlie’s.  He still occasionally hosts Open Mic formerly at Bob Roths and soon at Banks St. Bar and appears with The Sidewalls regularly at Brisbi’s Lakefront Bar.

    Marc has also been active in the New Orleans theater community for over 30 years albeit not always as an actor. (A ruptured lower lumbar pair of discs in 2006 has curtailed his performance abilities allowing only few non-back breaking roles.)In 2014 he directed and co-created Cameron Mitchel-Ware’s one man show, Catch 23: Life After the Theatre Degree. He directed [title of show] for Ironic Pentameter Productions in 2011. He was last seen on-stage as Amos Hart in Chicago at Rivertown for which he won a Storer Boone Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. Among Marc’s favorite roles are: Pseudolus in Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at JPAS, Rivertown and Carlones Dinner Theater; Major General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance, the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz and Cogsworth in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at JPAS; Burt in 42nd Street at Le Petit. His non-musical credits have included: 9 different characters in True Brew Theater’s Search and Destroy; Ira in Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Le Petit; Juror #4 in 12 Angry Men at True Brew Theater and Norman in The Boys Next Door for Chase Waites Productions among others.

    Marc has also served on the faculty and was the Director of Theater at Jesuit High School (2007-2010). His productions included: Evita, Noises Off, Big River, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Pippin, Amadeus and The Fantasticks. During his tenure at Jesuit, Marc created a city-wide Senior Directed One Act Play Festival, a songwriter’s club, its first improvisational comedy troupe, a summer drama camp, and wrote a Jesuit new-student promotional film called Virtual Jesuit, A Day in the Life of a Jesuit Student; he also directed the Choir.

    Marc has been seen in film and television commercial work over the years, including Popeye’s, American Greetings Greeting Cards and Pug Power All-Terrain Vehicles, Benson and Hedges and Planet Beach. Marc also provided voice-over talent for numerous characters for the CD-ROM educational series, I Can Learn.

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