Mark Nichols Bio

Active in theatre and music since age eight, Mark balanced between performing onstage vs. working backstage until he graduated from University of Southern California with a BFA in Drama specializing in Theatre Design at which time he had to choose between performing (which didn’t always pay) and design/production (which always did)… an easy career direction was made.

From that point, Mark began a three-decade journey through theatre, music and theme parks including being a producer/promoter of concerts & theatrical productions, full-time employment with GES, Universal Studios, ITEC Entertainment, Paramount Parks and also with Walt Disney Entertainment as their show producer for the ESPN Club, Atlantic Dance Club, "Rock n’ Rockets" and notably Epcot’s nighttime spectacular, "Reflections of Earth" (still running since 1999!).

Conducting business as MANic Endeavors producing/designing/consulting for the arts, entertainment & leisure industries, Mark provided services for clients such as the Walt Disney Co, Universal Studios, the NY Metropolitan Opera, the NY Philharmonic, Idletime Network, Signal Perfection Ltd., the 1992 World's Fair in Seville (Spain), a couple of Vegas casinos and also as the theatrical consultant for RLF Architects assisting with the design and construction of a multi-million performing arts center.

For almost 2 decades, Mark was an active advocate for the performing arts in Central Florida sitting on several non-profit boards such as the Central Florida Performing Arts Alliance, Voci Dance, Theatre-UCF Professional Advisory Board as well as mentoring students at Lake Highland Preparatory School, Rollins College and the University of Central Florida.