Marek Norman is considered one of Canada’s most versatile theatre artists. A multi-award-winning composer/actor/producer, his performance credits include Canadian premieres of CLOSER THAN EVER and FALSETTOS, world premieres of AMELIA (by John Gray) and THE DEATH OF VON RICHTHOFEN … (by Des McAnuff).
Marek has created over 40 original scores for theatre productions. His musicals include DRACULA, EMILY, LARRY’S PARTY, THE GREAT ADVENTURE, and most recently, WANDERLUST (in collaboration with Morris Panych), which received its world premiere at the Stratford Festival. Other works include THE TIN SOLDIER and OLIVER SUTTON IS A SISSY for the National Tap Dance Co., THE LOVER (a film-ballet), and opening/closing ceremonies for The Canada Games, Bridgefest (PEI), and Special Olympics – for which his anthem, “Along The Way”, has become the organization’s main theme.
Mr. Norman co-produced (with his wife, Barbara Barsky) the Canadian premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s ASSASSINS, which garnered five Dora Mavor Moore Awards, including Best Production and Musical Direction. Their company, Reprise Concerts, produced classic works in concert format including COMPANY, ANYTHING GOES, ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT/SMELL OF THE CROWD, and GUYS AND DOLLS.
As an educator, Marek continues to work with many of Canada’s young writers of musical theatre.