Kelsey Awards Spotlight: Mark Applegate

Once a year, The Kelsey Awards celebrate all things Kelsey Theatre. Honoring excellent singing, astounding performances, beautiful set design, and powerful story lines, The Kelsey Awards highlight the magic of live theater.

So send your regards to Kelsey Theatre by learning all about the incredible talent that are nominated for The 2017 Kelsey Awards before the live ceremony on Saturday, August 19th at 7:00pm.

Today, we get to learn more about Mark Applegate!

EXTRA EXTRA – The 2017 Kelsey Awards – Complete List of Nominees


Mark is no stranger to The Kelsey Theatre, and he’s definitely no stranger to The Kelsey Awards. Not only is Mark a Kelsey Award winner (for his work as The Man in the Chair in “The Drowsey Chaperone”), but he also hosted the event a couple years ago!

This year, Mark is a nominee for his acting work in “The Boy From Oz”.

How do you like working at The Kelsey Theatre?

MARK: It has been a formative experience to meet and work with many talented people who I can call kindred friends.

What is your favorite Kelsey Theatre memory?

MARK: Favorites are hard to pinpoint. But I always enjoy when I’m surprised by a moment, play or performance. Where the emotion is so palpable and perfect. It still continues to happen.

What is your most embarrassing moment on or off stage that’s theater-related?

MARK: Personally, I think my most embarrassing moments onstage are when I lose my place or can’t remember lines. It’s scary and embarrassing.

If there’s one person at The Kelsey Theatre you’ve been wanting to work with, but never had the opportunity, who is it and why?

MARK: Elio Lleo. I think his acting is spot on. I like to have another force to work off of.

What is your dream show that you’d like to work on?

MARK: Again with favorites. I wish I could choose one. I want to do something different. Something with a great message. “Priscilla” does come to mind. With Australian accents of course.

Are you excited for The Kelsey Awards on Saturday, August 19th?!

MARK: Definitely. It’s great when the community comes together to celebrate together.

A special message to all of the people who voted for you and made you a nominee…

MARK: I enjoyed “Oz” and playing Chris Bell. Thanks for making this part even more special.

Be sure to buy your tickets for the live ceremony on Saturday, August 19th at 7pm and find out who will walk away with a 2017 Kelsey Award!

For tickets and to learn more about the show and nominees, visit The Kelsey Awards Official Website!



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