If you’re not familiar with the name Mark MacKillop, you likely know his face and sculpted body. The busy Broadway performer, who also happens to be a classically-trained ballet dancer, has developed a fervent fan following for his stripped-down selfies.
It all started while MacKillop was on a national tour with West Side Story and became bored in his latest hotel room. He decided to try out his iPhone new self-timer photo app, striking a few artistic poses in his skivvies and later posting them on his Instagram account. As the “likes” climbed from a few hundred followers to more than 30, 000, MacKillop eventually developed a coffee table book collection of his selfies entitled Rm. XIV.
Now you can see what all the fuss is about in person. After two sold-out shows at New York’s sizzling cabaret 54 Below, MacKillop is heading west. He will perform his one-man show, A Night with Mark MacKillop, at L.A.’s Rockwell Table and Stage on October 18. You can get advance tickets here because it’s certain to sell out soon.
We asked MacKillop to share reasons why he thinks you shouldn’t miss his act so scroll down to find out what they are.
1. I’m going to teach you the six steps to fame on Instagram Facebook and Twitter sung through the music of the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s, who doesn’t love Robyn, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion ridiculousness?
2. The show is very tongue-in-cheek humor, and if I’m not funny I’ll blame someone else, photoshop myself out of the situation or just make you drink more till I am funny.
3. I may or may not remove clothing at points during the show, so it’s important to say this show is not for children. I can’t help you become a child star… That’s a whole other level of fucked up I’m not getting involved in.
4. I’m shamelessly plugging the fact I released the worlds first coffee table book of underwear selfies, Rm. XIV ( roomfourteen.com …see what I did there ) that I took on the road with the international tour of West Side Story, with proceeds that benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. Who doesn’t like shameless self-promotion that supports charity?
5. Because you should support live theatre and artists. My band is ridiculously talented and they sound amazing, and my special guests Drew Droege and Alex Newell are incredibly funny and talented. Plus it’s a fun night out to do something different and have delicious drinks. So you learn to be instafamous and get drunk at the same time. Win-win, no?