The search continues for Mark Schlegel, a New York talent agent with Cornerstone Talent Agency who went missing in New Jersey. He was last seen leaving his home in Oradell, New Jersey, August 13.
The 57-year-old agent represents Daniel Sunjata, Miss Saigon’s Katie Rose Clark, and other theatre talent, many of whom have been taking to Twitter to call others to action to try and help find Schlegel.
Dear followers. My beloved agent Mark Schlegel has been missing since Sunday afternoon. pls rt & spread the word. ❤️KRC pic.twitter.com/xpG3s4CBGb
PLEASE! Help us find Mark Schlegel: SEEN HIM? Talent Agent From Oradell Goes Missing, Authorities Concerned https://t.co/Tvf2Fo8S8Y
“Mark is the first person to call me on my birthday, the first person to donate to my latest charitable campaign, and the first person in my dressing room on opening nights — but only because he insists on holding the door for my family," said Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham. "I know I speak for all of Mark's clients when I say that his safety and well-being are all that matter to us now. Please come home safe, Mark. We love you.”
The Oradell Police department is conducting the search along with members of Schlegel’s family. They have searched the woods and other areas surrounding his home. Anyone with information is asked to call (201) 261-0200.
Schlegel reportedly left his house at 3:30 PM on Sunday, August 13 without his keys, wallet, or phone. Schlegel is a white male described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 165 lbs., with blue eyes and gray hair. Schlegel and his wife, Christine, had just returned from a trip to Scotland August 12 in celebration of their 33rd wedding anniversary, which was August 18. The couple has two children, ages 23 and 27.
Members of the New York casting community, Rosalie Joseph and Stephanie Klapper, set up a GoFundMe page to help his family continue search efforts and to establish reward money leading to his location. The page had raised over $49,000 at the time of publication. Click here to visit the page.
Cast and crew members interested in helping distribute flyers to Manhattan police and fire stations can email Jodi Schoenbrun Carter at Jodi@1022m.com.