Marek Sapieyevski has appeared as Jerry Lee Lewis (and Music Director) in numerous productions of Million Dollar Quartet, most recently working with Chuck Mead and Scott Weinstein to perform the role on Norwegian Cruise Line, and was the stand in Jerry Lee Lewis/Johnny Cash for the 2018 Equity National Tour (Gershwin Entertainment). He also appeared as Joltin’ Jim McCoy/Keyboardist in the national tour of A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. Other credits include Ring of Fire (the music of Johnny Cash) at The Palace Theater (Wisconsin Dells) as well as a banjo infused Bertram Rogers in a revival of the 1920's comedy Six Cylinder Love, a boogie-woogie piano playing DJ in Menny and Mila (debuted NYC fringe), various characters/instruments in The Caucasian Chalk Circle (NYC Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Music), and a residency as acting company member and Assistant Musical Director at EndTimes Productions NYC. As a musician he has performed with veteran Americana players including Arno Hecht (Uptown Horns), Jon Paris (Johnny Winter/Les Paul Orchestra), and in the bands of original Broadway cast members of Million Dollar Quartet. He has crossed genres for projects with "freak folk" icon Devendra Banhart as well as mariachi-bluegrass fusion group Rana Santacruz, for which he was the primary banjo player on the debut album and subsequent North American tours, National Public Radio (Tiny Desk Concerts) and John F. Kennedy Center performances, and has been added as an endorsing artist for Deering Banjo Company. He is also featured in his own boogie woogie, honky tonk and early rock & roll band Marek and the Boss Chops.
photos courtesy of Planet Connections Festivity, Unity Stage Co., Ahron R. Foster, Springer Opera House, The Palace in the Dells, and Moses De Los Santos.