Terrence Mann is an acclaimed American actor, baritone singer, and stage director, renowned for his captivating performances on Broadway. Born in Ashland, Kentucky, on July 1, 1951, Mann's theatrical journey began at Jacksonville University, followed by his graduation with honors from the North Carolina School for the Arts.
Mann's Broadway debut materialized in 1980 with the role of Chester Lyman in Barnum. His breakthrough came in 1982 when he originated the charismatic role of Rum Tum Tugger in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, where he met his future wife, fellow Broadway star Charlotte d'Amboise.
Mann's diverse repertoire encompasses a spectrum of iconic roles, including the formidable Inspector Javert in Les Misérables, the transformational Beast in Beauty and the Beast, the cunning Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel, the flamboyant Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, and the endearing Charlemagne in Pippin.
His versatility further extended to playing Mal Beineke in The Addams Family, Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook in Finding Neverland, and The Man in the Yellow Suit in Tuck Everlasting.
Mann's exceptional talent has earned him numerous accolades, including Tony nominations for his performances in Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast, and Pippin. He has also received Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his outstanding contributions to Broadway.
Beyond Broadway, Mann has graced the silver screen in films such as Richard Attenborough's A Chorus Line, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and The Lost Colony. He has also appeared in various television series, including As the World Turns, The Dresden Files, and Royal Pains.
Mann's passion for theater extends to directing and composing. He has directed numerous musicals and adaptations, including a rock musical version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. He is also the founding artistic director of the Carolina Arts Festival and served as artistic director of the North Carolina Theatre for a decade, overseeing over 25 musical productions.