Terrence Mann biography
Terrence Mann (born Terrance Vaughan Mann on July 1, 1951 in Kentucky) is a prominent singer and actor who has dominated the Broadway stage for the past two decades.
Terrence made his Broadway debut in 1982 in the Tony Award-winning show Barnum (music by renowned Broadway writer Cy Coleman) at the St. James Theatre. He played the supporting role of Chester Lyman. However, Terrence made his true break-through performance in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. Terrence created the memorable lead role of the "playful" cat Rum Tum Tugger.
In 1985, Terrence played assistant choreographer Larry in Richard Attenborough's film version of A Chorus Line.
In 1987, Terrence won the role of stoic Inspector Javert in the original Broadway cast of Les Misérables. His portrayal of Javert earned him his first Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Terrence earned his second Tony Award nomination in 1994 for his portrayal of the Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. In 1997, Terrence created a Chauvelin in the Frank Wildhorn musical The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Terrence also starred in other musicals including: Rags (1986), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (1989), Getting Away with Murder (1996), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1997)), and the 2000 Broadway revival of The Rocky Horror Show (in which he played Frank-N-Furter). He also appeared in all four Critters films as an alien bounty hunter named Ug. He starred on tv on the soap opera All My Children as Earl Boyd in 1997.
Recently, he starred in the Broadway musical Lennon, which opened the summer of 2005, and closed soon afterwards. He then travelled to Costa Mesa, California to appear in the world premiere of The Studio, written and directed by his brother-in-law Christopher d'Amboise, at South Coast Repertory in March, 2006.
Terrence has made guest appearances on tv shows such as The Equalizer, Gargoyles (voice), The Tick (voice), and Law & Order.
Terrence is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. He is disinguished professor in musical theater at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. He is married to performer Charlotte d'Amboise, with whom he has two daughters.