As the second of three brothers, Mark Janicello learned how to take his licks... but also learned how to dish them out. Born in Brooklyn, New York and currently living in Berlin, Germany, Mark made his first solo appearance as a boy soprano at four years old. He's been on stage or in front of a camera ever since.
In his amazing and eventful career, he first conquered both the New York Subways and the very critical New York audiences as a street singer, winning „America’s Best Street Performer 1992.“ His
$15.000, prize-winning appearance in New York's Grand Central Station featured multiple musical and vocal styles and was based on the idea: „What if Elvis never died but just turned into Pavarotti?“ He then made the leap to established theaters and concert halls performing in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, The Zürich Opera House, The Apollo Theater in Harlem, The
Grand Ole Opry and The World Music Festival Copenhagen among many, many others. After over a decade of pounding the pavement in New York, Mark's „overnight success“ came playing the King of Rock'n'Roll in „Elvis: A Musical Biography.“ His critically-acclaimed performance in that production made his name throughout Europe. In the meantime, he has performed in 43 countries on 5 continents playing leading roles in over 23 Musicals, 30 Operas and 12 Plays. He has recorded 37 CDs in every conceivable musical style; worked with Oscar-, Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy-winners and has filmed over 90 film, television, commercial and corporate projects. As a writer, Mark's 2011 autobiography „Naked in the Spotlight“ was published in both German and English. He has written 6 new musicals, worked as a critic-at-large for BroadwayWorld.com, and had his own column on the marketing of Art and Artists in „Hoop Doop“ Magazine.
From 1998 until 2016, Janicello produced Musicals, Theatrical- and Corporate Events under the corporate banner of LaRaven Productions, which was incorporated in Amsterdam. In 2010 and 2011, both LaRaven Pubishers and Gallery LaRaven Art Galleries were added to mix of LaRaven Productions Product Lines. In 2016, Mark Janicello made the move from live- and theatrical events, to filmed entertainments when he founded Marjan Content Productions. "The Finellis" is the first TV Series from this new corporate entity. “The Finellis“ which has filmed a “proof of concept“ episode, starts production of it's 13-episode first season in 2018, and is currently being offered on the international television market.
Photo 2018, Copyright Manfred Jasmund, Jasmund Photo. Reproduced with permission.
Italian heritage. "Not the brightest light on the Christmas Tree" but all heart. Family man. Loves his home. Love his children. Has an amazing singing voice and is also an amateur cartoonist.