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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday Talent: Mark Lawson

Mark Lawson's rendition of "Anthem" from Chess elicited a palpable reaction when he took stage at BC/EFA's ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway two years ago. Lawson's upper torso on One Life to Live is legendary. It is, therefore, easy to ignore other talents therein. However, his beautiful voice blessed the audience that evening. One of his co-stars, Farah Fath had this to say in a recent interview: He is really intense, and I like to work with actors who take their work seriously. He is a true actor’s actor. He gets in there and finds the rawest place he can go. He does not care if it’s a big scene or small scene. He is committed. Mark was on contract from the beginning, but that does not really mean anything. I think they were really impressed with him, and he works really hard, does his homework, and I respect that. Lawson has fans in other cast members, among them Ilene Kristen who is no slouch in recognizing true talent. It is our good fortune to have the exceptional Mr. Lawson with us once again May 11th at Prohibition for Love Out Loud VI. His legion of fans will be very happy about that as well.

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