A theatre, film and television historian, Mark A. Robinson is the author of the books The Disney Song Encyclopedia (with Thomas S. Hischak), The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs, the two-volume reference series The World of Musicals, and the forthcoming Sitcommentary: Television Comedies That Changed America (October 15, 2019 release). A featured writer for several theatre websites, including BroadwayDirect.com, ShowTickets.com, and Playbill.com, Mark has spent the last fifteen years researching and writing about theatre, film, and television. He is also a travel and tourism writer for a variety of e-commerce platforms.
Mark is a graduate of the State University of New York in Cortland with a degree in Speech/Theatre. He has taught high school theatre and writing, and regularly directs youth and professional theatre productions. A resident of Upstate New York, Mark has been honored by the New York State Legislature for his work bringing arts education to underprivileged youth in economically repressed areas.
Mark has written the plot synopses for the Grammy-nominated Broadway Records cast albums of Fiddler on the Roof and Lincoln Center Theater’s My Fair Lady. He maintains the musical theatre blog “The Music That Makes Me Dance”.