Marcus Overton

About Marcus Overton

In a 50-year professional career, Marcus Overton has crossed disciplinary lines to work in theatre, opera, dance and broadcasting. Trained as an actor by Alvina Krause at Northwestern University, he made his professional debut in the title role of Shakespeare's RICHARD III. Work as a director in both theatre and opera (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theatre, San Diego Opera) followed, as well as administrative positions at the Ravinia Festival, the Smithsonian Institution's performing arts program, and the general manager's post at Charleston's Spoleto Festival USA. On South Carolina's famed ETV radio network, he has been producer and host of Spoleto Today for 20 years, as well as an Emmy Award-winning producer of six television specials about the Festival. He is currently a Consultant for Special Projects at the La Jolla Music Society.

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