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"Mark Shanahan is wonderful! Really, just adorable. Don't miss him!"

                                   -- Joan Hamburg, WOR Radio

Mark Shanahan The 39 Steps

SMALL WORLD : A Fantasia 

     Off Broadway at 59East59

     and Penguin Repertory Theatre

     By Fred Stroppel, Directed by Joe Brancato

"Mr. Shanahan makes Disney both a practical businessman and a creative spirit, an unstoppable channel of childlike wonder. His Disney is so enthralled with his whimsical, animal-filled tales that you can almost see his head drifting toward the clouds, a helium thought-balloon above his bright eyes and expressive eyebrows." 

                                                    -- The New York Times

Mark Shanahan

TRYST 

 Off-Broadway at Irish Repertory Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, 

Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Alley Theatre, Hartford Theatreworks

 

 

"Shanahan... is always a welcome presence onstage, but he gives a particularly clever and challenging performance here." -- The New York Times

 

"Andrea Maulella and Mark Shanahan supply expert performances." -- The New York Times

"Shanahan and Maulella could act out the phone book and they'd still mesmerize.." -- Backstage

 

"Shanahan is haunting." -- Houston Press

Mark Shanahan

       CTC and IRNE AWARD Nominee, Best Actor

       By Karoline Leech, Directed by Joe Brancato

CHECKERS  Off-Broadway, The Vineyard Theatre

    

 

     By Douglas Mcgrath, Directed by Terry Kinney

Mark Shanahan Checkers Vineyard Theatre

"Meet the Nixons" - article from the New York Times

THE SHAUGHRAN  Irish Repertory Theatre

     By Dionne Boucicault, Directed by Charlotte Moore

"[Shanahan is] an excellent comic" -- The New York Times

Mark Shanahan theatre Irish Rep

THE WEIR  White Heron Theatre

     By Conor McPherson, Directed by Amanda Charlton

"Shanahan’s portrayal as a likeable yet disheveled Jim leaves the audience laughing at his strange habits while also appreciating his kindness... a phenomenal cast."                                                                                                           -- Yesterday/Today

HITCHCOCK BLONDE  Alley Theatre

     By Terry Johnson, Directed by Gregory Boyd

"Shanahan makes the movie-mad Alex smooth-talking and persuasive" - Houston Chronicle

Mark Shanahan Alfred Hitchcock Alley Theatre

DAVID COPPERFIELD  Westport Country Playhouse

     By Giles Havergall, Directed by Anne Keefe and Joanne Woodward

"Played with intelligence and charm by Mark Shanahan"

-- Variety

Mark Shanahan Theatre David Copperfield Westport Country Playhouse

THE HOLLOW Alley Theatre

     By Agatha Christie, Directed by Gregory Boyd

"Mark Shanahan is contemptuously vile and revolting... It is a true but delightfully invigorating rarity for an actor to craft a villain so repulsive that the audience is titillated  by how much they loathe and detest the fictional human being strutting the stage before them!"

-- Broadway World

Mark Shanahan Theatre Agatha Christie  Alley Theatre

DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE  Hartford TheatreWorks

      By Sarah Ruhl, Directed by Rob Ruggiero

"The dead man's brother is sweetly ineffectual in Mark Shanahan's appealing performance..." -- New York Times

Mark Shanahan Sarah Ruhl Theatre Dead Man's Cellphone Hartford Rob Ruggiero

DIAL M FOR MURDER  Fulton Opera House

    

 

      By Frederick Knott, Directed by William Roudebush

"Shanahan is a master of low key double takes"

-- Lancaster Online

Mark Shanahan Theatre Margaret Robinson Dial M Hitchcock

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS  

Westport Country Playhouse  

      CTC AWARD Nominee, Best Actor

       

       By Mark Brown, Directed by Michael Haney

"Mark Shanahan, whose Westport credits have included romantic leads in 'Tryst,' 'David Copperfield' and 'Journey's End,' is charming if almost unrecognizable as Phileas Fogg." -- New York Times

Mark Shanahan Mark Brown Jules Verne 80 Days Phileas Fogg

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS  

Hangar Theatre  

    By Mark Brown, Directed by Jesse Bush

"Shanahan makes an elegant Fogg!" -- Ithaca Times

Mark Shanahan Mark Brown Jules Verne 80 Days Theatre

SEDITION  Westport Country Playhouse

    

     By David Wiltse, Directed by Tazewell Thompson

"A compelling story"- New York Times

T.  Charles Erickson

 

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION 

Alley Theatre

     By Agatha Christie, Directed by Gregory Boyd

     

"A wonderful production" -- Houston Chronicle

Mark Shanahan Witness  Alley Theatre Agatha Christie

JOURNEY'S END  

Alley Theatre & Westport Country Playhouse

     

      By R.C. Sherriff, Directed by Gregory Boyd

 

 

"Shanahan is heart breaking."  -- New York Theater Scene

"Without any qualification whatever, it ranks as one of the Alley's finest achievements."  -- Houston Press

Mark Shanahan Theatre Alley Westport Country Playhouse Journey's End

MRS. MANNERLY  Penguin Rep

     By Jeffrey Hatcher, Directed by Joe Brancato

"Shanahan is a joy to watch from start to finish."

-- Times Record Online

Mark Shanahan Mrs Mannerly Theatre Penguin Rep

TREASURE ISLAND  Alley Theatre

World Premiere

     By Ken Ludwig, Directed by Gregory Boyd

"Mark Shanahan snarls and roars approriately as cutthroat George Merry!"  -- Houston Press

Mark Shanahan Treasure Island Alley Theatre

HARVEY  Alley Theatre

      

     By Mary Chase, Directed by Gregory Boyd

Mark Shanahan Alley Theatre Harvey Mary Chase

"Mark Shanahan and Emily Neves are terrific..."                                                                          -- Houston Arts Week

WOMEN WHO STEAL  Penguin Rep

      By Carter Lewis, Directed by Suzanne Barabas

 

 

"Mark Shanahan, deftly [plays] all the male characters. The men include a phony waiter, Peggy’s husband and a geeky co-worker of Karen’s. That last characterization requires Mr. Shanahan to disguise his usual sexy charm, and he does it disconcertingly well." -- New York Times

"Shanahan is a chameleon." -- Times-Herald Record

WEST END HORROR  

World Premiere          Bay Street Theatre & Pioneer Theatre

     By Tony and Marcia Dodge, Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge

"A remarkable cast." -- Deseret News

"A dashingly clever production!" -- Newsday

Mark Shanahan Jen Waldman Marcia Milgrom Dodge Sherlock Holmes Oscar Wilde Bosie

THE INTERNATIONALIST  45 Bleecker, 13P

World Premiere

     By Anne Washburn, Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

 

"As Lowell, Mark Shanahan is ingenuous yet sympathetic.​​"

-- Backstage

Mark Shanahan Anne Washburn Theatre Internationalist

AUGUSTA  Merrimack Rep

     By Rick Dresser, Directed by Charles Towers

"In one of the best performances we've seen to date on MRT's stage, Mark Shanahan is fabulous as Jimmy."                                                                                          -- Lowell Sun

Mark Shanahan

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE  

Depot Theatre

     By Steve Martin, Directed by John Christopher Jones

"Shanahan's a strong Picasso, a fiery and emotional artist with an eye for the ladies!"   -- NPR- North Country

MADAME KILLER  Clubbed Thumb

     By Honor Kane, Directed by Weir Harman

"Mark Shanahan delivers a salacious Wolver... His final  rage [is] so authentic that the audience actually gasps. "                                                                              -- Deseret News

Mark Shanahan Theatre Honor Kane

ONE FOOT ON THE FLOOR  

Denver Center Theatre

     By Jeffrey Hatcher, Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge

"Married man Mark Shanahan...is being pursued by a hot, South American female....it's good, dirty fun!"                                                                           -- The Denver Post

ANDROMEDA SHACK  

Kennedy Center & Woolly Mammoth

      By David Bucci, Directed by Lou Jacob

"Adolescent? You bet. But a lot of fun, too... Mark Shanahan and Christopher Roche play two roles apiece, to the max." -- Variety

NOISES OFF  Playhouse on the Green

      By Michael Frayn, Directed by Brian Feehan

"Brilliantly funny...[A] talented cast...This rollicking farce doubles in on itself, a roller coster ride of a play within a play."  -- CT Post

PACK OF LIES 

Script in hand at Westport Country Playhouse

Photo by Dave Matlow

 

AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN  

Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel

     By Douglas Carter Beane, Directed by Mark Brokaw 

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE  Westport Country Playhouse Script-In-Hand Series

"Christopher Walken was the runaway star of the show, but everyone shined ... including Joanne Woodward, who played an eccentric aunt...  Mark Shanahan played the aunts' good nephew (even though he is a theater critic), the ever-flustered Mortimer who says, 'Insanity doesn't run in our family. It practically gallops.'"

-- Hartford Courant

 

MAN AND SUPERMAN

                     Project Shaw at Symphony Space

"Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw presents Man and Superman" 

                                                            -- Theatremania

 

DRACULA

               Westport Country Playhouse 

Script-In-Hand Series

 

"Mark Shanahan, Kristen Hahn and Boyd Gaines Set for Dracula" 

                                                          - Broadwayworld

 

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