New York improviser: Mark Van Ziegler

Mark Van Ziegler

Musician and improviser Mark Van Ziegler is currently enrolled in UCB's Improv 301 program and performs with the team Your Albino Boyfriend. He began studying improv at the Second City training center in Las Vegas, where he was playing bass in the pit of the hit Broadway musical, Spamalot. Pit work continued on tours such as Avenue Q, Swing! (where he showed off his sweet dance moves with a Rockette in "Harlem Nocturne"), Legally Blonde and West Side Story: and as a side man for Nicole Parker's "Suitcase Full of Lies" at Second City Chicago ETC. As an actor, Mark has played Adam in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and Shep in Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille. Mark is also the co-creator of the kind-of-funny LOST "tribute band" You All Everybody. Visit his website for more.