Frank Marquette has more than 40 years of experience as an actor, writer, and director. In 2009, after being “on the road” for more 25 years, he resettled the Hudson Valley of New York where currently performs and teaches.
Marquette, with is wife Kristen, runs two traveling theater companies, Theatre on the Road and Murder Cafe, that offer original scripts, period pieces, and one-of-a-kind production design. Their dinner theater version of A Christmas Carol, which enjoyed an 8-year run in Las Vegas, is their most popular production.
Marquette, who has been performing since he was 17, has appeared in dozens of productions with many theatre groups in New York State, Nevada, and New Mexico, and at a wide variety of events, including the 2015 Improv Olympics in Chicago. He has acted and studied with Joseph Bernard and legendary comedian Steve Allen. He has performed for dozens of corporate clients, including Washington Mutual Bank, Crane Company, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Wells Fargo Bank.
Marquette has written more than a dozen original plays that have been produced and performed. He has also done national commercials for Konica and dozens of regional commercials. He has had roles in independent films and a role in the PBS original production of The Greatest Man in the World.
Marquette directed and acted in Bill Duncan’s short play America Speaking, which enjoyed a one-week run at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City in June 2015.