Mark Kristian has been performing professionally since the age of five. For more than 40 years this acclaimed entertainer has showcased his special brand of showbusiness magic to audiences throughout Australia and all around the world. American audiences nicknamed Mark "Mr. Entertainment" for his dynamic vocals, energetic performance and infectious sense of fun.
The winner of seven Australian Entertainment MO Awards as well as eight Australian Club Entertainment (ACE) Awards, Mark has worked extensively as a headline cabaret performer on cruise ships worldwide having notched up over 500 cruises during the past 30 years. He has performed extensively on television both as a singer and presenter on shows such as Good Morning Australia, Bright Ideas, Infobreak, The Midday Show and The Bert Newton Show.
As a cabaret performer he has acted as ‘support’ to many international artists including Max Bygraves, Reg Varney, Ronnie Corbett, Danny La Rue, Cilla Black, Petula Clarke and Phyllis Diller. Corporate appearances for local and international companies include AMP, Lend Lease, Hewlett Packard, Fujitsu, Shiseido, Coca Cola, Toshiba, Telemall, ClubsNSW, Uncle Ben's, Capital Events, Hancock Events and Event HQ Asia Pacific.
Mark has also featured in leading roles in musical theatre productions such as 'Grease' (for David Atkins/GFO - Australia, New Zealand & Asia 1992/95) and 'Pageant' (for Harry M. Miller - Australia 1997).
Mark also hosted his own live variety/chat show in several major venues titled 'This Is My Life. Celebrity guests Mark has interviewed include Bert Newton, Mike Walsh, Don Lane, Col Joye, Kamahl, Ita Buttrose, Stuart Wagstaff, Tommy Tycho, Paul Duncan, Jeanne Little, Maria Venuti, Carlotta, Frank Ifield, Toni Lamond and Ugly Dave Gray.
Mark is currently writing a book on the history of Australian variety entertainment, titled “The Golden Years of Australian Variety”. The book is scheduled for publication in mid 2018.