Mark Hardy is an Associate Professor at Montclair State University teaching acting and musical theatre performance in the Musical Theatre BFA program. A professional actor in NYC for many years (and proud Actors’ Equity member since 1985), Mark appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables, Titanic, and Children and Art (Sondheim 75th birthday tribute). National tour credits include Sunset Boulevard, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Les Miserables. Off- Broadway: A New Brain at Lincoln Center, The Rothschilds at Circle-In-The-Square downtown, Juba at the Vineyard, Helluva Town at Rainbow and Stars.
Mark continues to perform and has worked across the country in regional theatres and as a guest artist with numerous symphonies across the US and Canada. His international teaching has taken him to England, Greece, China, Romania, and Croatia. Recent professional and academic directing includes West Side Story, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelfth Night, The Threepenny Opera, The Graduate, Lippa’s The Wild Party, Into The Woods, Trouble in Mind, The Music Man, Fiddler On The Roof, and Maltby/Shire/Weidman’s Take Flight. At Montclair State, Mark co-chairs the New Works Initiative, a near-NYC platform for developing new works. He is delighted to be joining the students and faculty at NEMC!