Mark Baron is a multitalented keyboardist, bassist, composer, arranger, musical director and conductor who has performed with close to 150 music legends, including 38 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees (and counting), across five continents. Mark is currently the musical director for the legendary Gloria Gaynor as well as the famed 1960’s vocal group the Duprees. Some of the other artists Mark has performed with include Aretha Franklin, Gary US Bonds, Darlene Love, Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Josh Groban, Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire, David Foster, the Beach Boys, Ben E King, Mary Wilson (the Supremes), The Temptations, John Cafferty (Beaver Brown Band), Joey Molland (Badfinger), Leslie Gore, Sister Sledge, Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Stylistics, Stephen Bishop, Maxine Nightengale, Spencer Davis Group, just to name a few.
Mark has conducted, performed with and arranged for many prestigious ensembles worldwide such as the Netherlands’s Grammy Award winning Metropole Orchestra, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Houston Symphony, The Miami Symphony, The ENBE Orchestra (Istanbul), the Gerardo Di Lella Orchestra (Rome), and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. Mark has also been seen on many televised performances both nationally and internationally including the Colbert Report, the Today Show and Cake Boss.
In the world of theater Mark penned the score for the Off-Broadway production of FRANKENSTEIN, A NEW MUSICAL (37 Arts Theatre) starring Tony Award Nominees Hunter Foster and Christiane Noll. The show, now represented by Playscripts, Inc. continues to be produced all around the world. Mark was the arranger and orchestrator for the National tours of THE KID FROM BROOKLYN – THE DANNY KAYE STORY and BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE. He also Arranged and orchestrated the NYC productions of LOVE IN THE MIDDLE AGES (Stage 72, 2015 Fringe Festival), THE GREAT HALL (Sanford Meisner Theatre), GO WEST – THE STORY OF VILLAGE PEOPLE (Equity showcase) and MISSING CELIA ROSE (NYC PlayFest). Mark has also served as the musical director and orchestra conductor for countless theatrical productions during his career.