Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett is an internationally recognized composer of scores for theater and dance and the recipient of Drama Desk, Obie, Bessie, Garland, Ovation, and American Theater Wing Awards, 10 Drama Desk nominations, and multiple residencies and grants including ones from The Sundance Institute and The NEA. Recent Broadway scores include A Steady Rain with Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig, Macbeth with Ethan Hawke, Driving Miss Daisy with James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave/Angela Landsbury, Lincoln Center’s The Coast of Utopia, and Henry IV (both directed by Jack O’Brien), Golda’s Balcony, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and A View from The Bridge. Mark has worked extensively as the sole composer for Sam Mendes’ The Bridge Project which performed in New York (BAM), London (The Old Vic) and toured internationally, featuring Kevin Spacey (Richard III) , Ethan Hawke, Rebecca Hall, Simon Russell Beale, and Sinead Cusik (The Cherry Orchard/The Winter’s Tale). Mark was the composer for Mike Nichol’s Public Theater production of The Seagull, which featured Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Christopher Walken, John Goodman, and Marcia Gaye Harden. Mark also composed the PBS documentary Lindbergh The American Experience. Recent theater scores heard in Los Angeles/San Diego: Vanya&Sonia&Masha&Spike (Taper), An Illiad (The Broad Theater, Santa Monica), Pygmalion (The Globe Theater), His Gal Friday and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (La Jolla Playhouse – Craig Noel Award, Outstanding Score).