Originally from Ralls, Texas, Marcus grew up immersed in the music and culture of the Gospel tradition. He moved to Vancouver in 1985 and became a Canadian citizen in 2008. In 2016, he was inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame.
He has starred in the stage productions of Ain’t Misbehavin’, Black and Gold Revue (both Arts Cub), and Show Boat (Livent). He also created and directed It’s Time to Sing (Arts Club), a chronicle of African-American Gospel music from slavery to Carnegie Hall. He was nominated for a Jessie Richardson Award for Best Performance in a Musical.
In the studio, he has worked with Jim Byrnes and Colin James. He also appeared in the movie Twist of Faith, and in the Holiday Heart as the singing voice of Ving Rhames. He was the singing voice of Fluttershy in an episode of My Little Pony. More recently he has starred as the voice of Kenny G in the Big Bad Boo Production of ABC with Kenny G. He was nominated for a Leo for this work in 2021 and has recently finished recording season 2.
Marcus served as artistic director of the Marcus Mosely Chorale from 2011 to 2022 and recorded a CD, Labour of Love with the Chorale in 2017. He was also a founding member of the award-winning roots Gospel trio, The Sojourners who won WCMA Awards for Best Contemporary Christian/Gospel Recording in 2011 and Best Spiritual Album of the Year in 2014 and were nominated for a JUNO in 2010. The trio has opened for such Gospel and Music legends as The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Dr. John and David Sanborn, and Bobby McFerrin.
Marcus has also led Gospel workshops across Canada.
Today, he focuses on his solo career and directing the Marcus Mosely Ensemble.