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Mark Linn-Baker

Linn-Baker is no stranger to the stage with nine Broadway credits behind him: On the Twentieth CenturyYou Can’t Take It With You, Relatively Speaking, Losing Louie, A Year With Frog and Toad, and so on. The Music Man marks not only number 10 on Broadway, but 45 years in the business.Join us as we chat to Mark about the best and worst traits he inherited from his theatre-business parents, (alongside his rugged good looks!), and his least favorite thing about the Winter Garden Theatre.

What do you consider to be your best asset?
My best asset is my rugged good looks!

What was your proudest moment?
The birth of my daughter, Ruby Baker!

What is your favorite drink?
I’ll have a Paloma!… maybe two…alright, one more….

What is your favorite food?
SUSHI!!! and some sake please!

What is your favorite condiment?
Honey Mustard… a little surprise sweetness!

What is your current obsession?
Keeping up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
It is really too late in the day for me to be giving up vices….

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
After 45 years as a professional in our business I can finally say that, though I am not done, I have accomplished everything I set out to do!

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?

What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
NYTimes Spelling Bee!!!

What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
The stairs to the dressing room at the Winter Garden theater!

What’s the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
An addictive love of THEATER

What’s the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
An addictive love of THEATER

What in the world most thrills you?
Working with artists of world class talent!!! nothing more thrilling!

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
I can’t even FIND the popular culture…..

What was the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
Missing an entrance… Not that that has ever happened to ME!…

What is your favorite place in the world?
The Scottish Highlands…

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Passion!… and an appreciation of my rugged good looks!

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Love them both….

What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
A large dinner at a great New York restaurant with close friends and family and a lot of great wine!!!

What is your personal motto?
Veni, Vidi, Vino