Michael Mark is an American musician, composer, and actor. He won a Drama Desk Award for his performance in the Broadway Musical, I Love My Wife and he was also part of the original cast of Harry Chapin's Cotton Patch Gospel, which he also played for the televised version of the show.[1]

Mark works as a composer for television programs. Probably Mark’s best-known composition is the theme song for the TV show Entertainment Tonight. Currently Mark spends his musical time writing, touring and performing with Tom Chapin, sharing in Grammy Award nominations for Tom’s albums of family music. He recorded a solo album entitled Good To Be Here which was released in 2005.[2] His father is Fred W. Friendly, and his brother is David T. Friendly.[citation needed]

On February 12, 2009, he joined the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College orchestra and chorus, along with the Riverside Inspirational Choir and NYC Labor Choir, in honoring Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday at the Riverside Church in New York City. Under the direction of Maurice Peress, they performed Earl Robinson's "The Lonesome Train: A Music Legend for Actors, Folk Singers, Choirs, and Orchestra", in which he played the balladeer.[3]


  1. ^ Bursting with Song-Review of I Love My Wife, rationalmagic.com; accessed April 27, 2017.
  2. ^ CD Baby: MICHAEL MARK: Good To Be Here, cdbaby.com; accessed April 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-27. Retrieved 2012-11-17.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)